‘UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez’ Main Card Set

Written by Tom Ngo
March 11th, 2013

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“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” takes place April 20 inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has recently determined which four fights will air live during the FOX broadcast. 

A lightweight title tilt between UFC champ Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (pictured) headlines the gig. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier serve as the night’s co-main event.

A 155-pound shootout with Nate Diaz and Josh Thomson gets third-to-top billing, while welterweights Dan Hardy and Matt Brown round out the main card.

The event’s complete 13-bout lineup has been confirmed. However, the UFC has yet to announce the order of the card’s prelims. 

FOX broadcasts the four showcase fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The UFC’s Facebook page and FX will handle the preliminary bouts.

Here is the show’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck

Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani

Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means

Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana

Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem

Darren Uyenoyama vs. Joseph Benavidez

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida

Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin

Main Card:


Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy

Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson

Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir

Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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