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UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez fight card

A look at the UFC on Fox 7 card in San Jose, CA. The April 20th event is headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez.


The UFC is holding 4 events in April, and the 3rd one on the 20th is a stacked card airing live on Fox. UFC vs. Strikeforce is the prevailing theme for the main card, from Ben Henderson's title defense against Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez all the way down to the opening bout between Jordan Mein and Matt Brown. The co-main event pits former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir against Daniel Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix.

As of this writing, three fighters from UFC 158 are competing on this card as late replacements. Jordan Mein is in for Dan Hardy, Darren Elkins is in for Clay Guida, and T.J. Dillashaw replaces Francisco Rivera against Hugo Viana.

It's a great show on paper, and here's what the bout order looks like for the San Jose, CA show:

Main Card (Fox)

Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez (LW title)
Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Jordan Mein vs. Matt Brown

Preliminary Card (FX)

Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
Ramsey Nijem vs. Myles Jury
Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Tim Means vs. Jorge Masvidal

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Anthony Njokuani vs. Roger Bowling
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana