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Gilbert Melendez: ‘The Russians have arrived’

“The Russians have arrived and they all have that special style, the Sambo. They know how to wrestle. They know how to grapple and they know how to put it together. Khabilov will try to push Henderson with the punches and get the takedowns. But what’s going to make the difference is the scramble in the takedowns. Benson is too slick and too smooth and once he defends the takedowns, then we’ve got a striking battle. Henderson is very tactical landing some kicks and scoring the points.”

Taking to his role as guest host on ‘UFC Tonight’ last night, former UFC title challenger Gilbert Melendez discussed this weekend’s UFC main event between Ben Henderson and Rustam Khabilov.

Think there’s a Russian Invasion in the UFC?

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