The UFC is wasting no time in welcoming Strikeforce’s biggest male superstars to their organization. Less than three days after announcing Gilbert Melendez and Daniel Cormier would make their big league debuts on April 20th, the official event poster for “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” has already hit the Internet.
While the Octagon will be a new cage to compete in, they’ll enter familiar territory for their premiere. HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Strikeforce’s unofficial home arena, hosts the festivities.
Cormier battles Frank Mir in the co-main event, while Melendez challenges reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson for his crown in the show’s featured attraction.
FOX will broadcast the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the event’s current lineup:
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)