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

Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana targeted for UFC on FOX 22

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

Invicta FC women’s bantamweight Irene Aldana is octagon bound.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fighter George Sullivan Accepts One-Year USADA Suspension | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

After being pulled from UFC on FOX 20 in July, welterweight fighter George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. read news >>

Conor McGregor's War of Words Continues Behind the Scenes | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 142 views

Even through the weigh-ins and behind the scenes, Conor McGregor continues his war of words with nearly everyone on the UFC 205 roster. read news >>

Bellator 165 headliners Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson open to welterweight conquests

  • 21 days ago
  • 17 views

Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler and title challenger Benson Henderson aren’t looking to be the Viacom-owned promotion’s Conor McGregor, but the idea of chasing another belt isn’t out of t read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2328 with Henderson, McCall, Pulver, more

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with Benson Henderson, Ian McCall, Jens Pulver, Brian Butler, Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez and Adam Piccolotti.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radi read news >>

With military service planned, 2017 could be Bellator 165 headliner Benson Henderson's final year

  • 20 days ago
  • 31 views

Bellator lightweight title challenger Benson Henderson turned 33 just two days shy of the 10-year anniversary of his first professional MMA fight. This birthday is a little more significant than othe read news >>

Bellator champ Michael Chandler on Benson Henderson: 'He looks afraid to pull the trigger'

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler was two months into his professional career when Benson Henderson won his first title. Still, he figured their paths would cross eventually anyway.Filed read news >>

Bellator 165 is Benson Henderson's Career-Defining Moment (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 14 views

On a quest for his third MMA promotional belt, follow Benson Henderson before he meets Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight belt. read news >>

Bellator 165: Title Foes Ben Henderson, Michael Chandler Hear Different Callings

  • 19 days ago
  • 15 views

As fight week ended and Benson Henderson made his final preparations for his Bellator 165 lightweight title bout with Michael Chandler, he quietly celebrated his 33rd birthday. If it’s not an obvious read news >>

Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 19 days ago
  • 38 views

Benson Henderson was one of Bellator's biggest signings to date when he inked in early 2016, but his showings inside the cage have not lived up to expectations just yet. Henderson debuted in a welter read news >>