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Benson Henderson-Gilbert Melendez Targeted For UFC On Fox 7

A champion vs. champion match is being rumored for UFC on Fox 7, as UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson would defend his title against Strikeforce 155-pound champion Gilbert Melendez. first brought word of the pending contest.

UFC on Fox 7 is expected to take place April 20 from San Jose, California. Melendez, who trains in California, has competed in San Jose numerous times with Strikeforce.

Henderson (18-2) recently signed an extension with the UFC. He successfully defeated Nate Diaz, who trains with Melendez under Cesar Gracie, this past December.

Melendez (21-2) has not fought since early in 2012 when he defeated Josh Thomson. A training injury knocked him out of two planned encounters with Pat Healy.