Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will make his UFC debut next Saturday night against Benson Henderson. The bout serves as the main event of UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez, and will be for the UFC 155-pound title.
“1 week till go time!” Melendez posted on Twitter. “This is what I have been working 4 my whole career! Thank u all 4 joining me on my journey. I appreciate u guys.”
Melendez dominated in Strikeforce for years, working his way up the lightweight ladder. He has been out of action since early in 2012 after suffering a training injury.
FightLine will have complete pre-fight coverage next week of the event, along with play-by-play Saturday night.