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UFC on FOX: A Tall Order For El Niño – Gilbert Melendez To Face His Toughest Challenge To Date

UFC on FOX: A Tall Order For El Niño – Gilbert Melendez To Face His Toughest Challenge To Date

Hyped by on April 19, 2013 Website: themmatruth.com

Gilbert "El Niño" Melendez, the last Strikeforece lightweight champion, makes his way into the UFC Octagon to face divisional top dog, Ben "Smooth" Henderson, for the UFC 155 belt this Saturday at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, Cal.

Melendez is the only Strikeforce champion to come into the UFC with an immediate title shot, as if debuting in MMA's biggest show in the world alone wasn't enough pressure. Of course, we all know about a Nick Diaz who had his chance to unify but decided to screw his own chances by getting ripped off the card at UFC 137.

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