Go behind the scenes of Benson Henderson's win at UFC on FOX 7


Benson Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) had to go into slightly hostile territory for his UFC lightweight title fight against Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) this past Saturday at UFC on FOX 7.

But the champion left with his belt – and his girlfriend left with some hardware of her own when Henderson proposed in the octagon following his split-decision victory.

The main event was a battle of champions. Melendez was fighting in the UFC for the first time after holding the 155-pound title in Strikeforce and seven straight title fight wins in that promotion. And Henderson was defending his belt for the third time after successful defenses against Frankie Edgar in a rematch and Nate Diaz.

Once again, the UFC went behind the scenes of the card, which took place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., not far from Melendez’s home training base.

Check out the video above.

And for complete coverage of UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec. 6—462 days after read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

Following his win this past weekend in UFC Fight Night 57, Frankie Edgar said he deserves the next shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Now, he’s pushing a proposed date, too.Filed under: News, read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 10 views

PHOENIX -- Rafael dos Anjos talks about his "perfect camp", his last performance against Benson Henderson, how close he is a title shot, and much more. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Henry Cejudo was fast-tracked into the UFC based on the strength of his wrestling credentials . But when the 2008 Olympic gold medalist finally made his Octagon debut Saturday, he showed off his skil read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 views

PHOENIX – For an Olympic gold medalist wrestler, Henry Cejudo certainly didn’t mind standing and trading punches with Dustin Kimura for three rounds. In a surprising strategy, Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UF read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Joe Riggs returned to the UFC after an absence of eight years to the day. Unfortunately for the fighter nicknamed "Diesel," a freak injury brought the festivities to a sudden halt. Riggs (40-15, 1 NC read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

PHOENIX – Joe Riggs’ UFC comeback was over almost immediately after it began, as the MMA veteran injured himself on an early takedown attempt and tapped out to Ben Saunders.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

PHOENIX – In a bout that threatened to be marred by a controversial blow early on, John Moraga came back to win via late submission over Willie Gates.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 5 views

Alistair Overeem wasted no time in getting a win at UFC on FOX 13, knocking out Stefan Struve in the first round on Saturday in Phoenix. read news >>