“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:
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
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)