The UFC will be returning to the old Strikeforce stomping grounds, the HP Pavilion in San Jose, when they present UFC on Fox 7 on April 20th. And unsurprisingly, a few Strikeforce guys have already been booked for the event. The main event will be a champion vs. champion bout with UFC lightweight title holder Ben Henderson putting his belt on the line against Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The co-main event will see the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier making his UFC debut against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.
The rest of the main card will likely be made up by two solid bouts - recent lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz will face off with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson, who will be making his first UFC appearance in over eight years. And 2012 Bloody Elbow fighter of the year (?) Matt Brown will meet Dan Hardy.
April 20th, live on Fox from San Jose, CA:
Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez [LW title]
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes
Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck