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

Yoel Romero injured, out of UFC on Fox 15 co-main event vs. Jacare Souza

  • 25 days ago
  • 17 views

It appears that Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza isn't meant to happen. So far, we're 0-for-2 in actually getting to see Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza happen inside the Octagon. The first cancellation w read news >>

Ouch! Yoel Romero injured, middleweight bout with Jacare Souza at UFC on FOX 15 off again

  • 25 days ago
  • 15 views

Déjà vu... Just when it seemed Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) latest iteration of UFC on FOX would go on unscathed next weekend (April 18, 2015) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey read news >>

'UFC Road to the Octagon: Machida vs. Rockhold' debuts Sunday on FOX

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

The quarterly “UFC Road to the Octagon” preview show returns Sunday to spotlight the upcoming UFC on FOX 15 middleweight showdown between contenders Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold.Filed under: News, read news >>

Yoel Romero injured, out of UFC on FOX 15 bout opposite Jacare Souza

  • 25 days ago
  • 18 views

For the second time in as many attempts, the scheduled bout between UFC middleweights Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza has fallen through. While the fight was delayed the first time due to an illness su read news >>

VIDEO: Rampage Out, Benson Henderson In? The Offer is Out There

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

With Rampage Jackson out, does Benson Henderson's offer make him the new Cowboy Cerrone? Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian lay it out. read news >>

Cub Swanson Plans to Bring 'Beautiful Destruction' to UFC on Fox 15

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

Cub Swanson has a different mentality when it comes to the fight game. He knows a complex understanding of both the physical and mental realms is required, and the process of putting those elements i read news >>

Benson Henderson, Jorge Masvidal agree via Twitter to fight at UFC 186

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

Benson Henderson found his huckleberry. The former UFC lightweight champion issued an open call to all comers on Tuesday, hoping to step in on two weeks' notice and help save a UFC 186 card which has read news >>

Benson Henderson offers to save UFC 186 after Rampage fiasco

  • 28 days ago
  • 965 views

Well, it looks like the UFC has at least one offer on the table to bolster their flagging UFC 186 PPV. Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson is throwing out a welterweight challenge. Benson He read news >>

Benson Henderson willing to save UFC 186, issues open call for opponents

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC 186 lost its planned co-headliner earlier today, but former champion Benson Henderson is willing to save the day.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>