“UFC on FX 7” might be going down in four days in Brazil, but Tuesday is all about the “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez.”
Just hours after announcing Benson Henderson would defend his lightweight throne against Gilbert Melendez in the April 20th event, and Daniel Cormier would make his big league debut against Frank Mir that same evening, it was confirmed Dan Hardy (Pictured) will also battle Matt Brown in Cali.
Since dropping four straight Octagon scraps, Hardy has rebounded nicely by rattling off two consecutive victories. “The Outlaw” was last seen posting a unanimous decision win over Amir Sadollah in September.
Speaking of winning streaks, Brown has quietly ran through his last four victims. “The Immortal” put Mike Swick to sleep last month on FOX.
Where the welterweight affair will appear in the lineup depends upon how the rest of the roster rounds out.
HP Pavilion in San Jose hosts the festivities.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)