UFC on FOX 7: Bendo vs. Melendez: Champion vs. Champion Likely As Main Feature | UFC NEWS

January 14, 2013 6:34 pm by David Park

A champion vs. champion bout appears to be in the future for the ZUFFA owned lightweight kings.

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez is UFC bound and the top dog in the Octagon, Benson Henderson, is ready to defend his title and unify the belts.

Fresh off of his new deal with the UFC, Benson Henderson said he wanted a fight with Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez, and it appears as if he will get his wish this April.

The fight is tentatively scheduled for UFC on fox 7, which will be held in Melendez’s home town of San Jose, California on April 20th at the HP Pavilion.

Though not official, with both champions determined on a future showdown, we expect to report the finalization of bout agreements in the near future.

Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for updates.

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