UFC on FOX 7    April 20, 2013
Ric Fogel for ESPN.com


Everything suggests we see the best Gilbert Melendez ever here: a UFC title on the line, he's finally free of the Strikeforce shackles and he should be real familiar with Ben Henderson, as his teammate Nate Diaz just fought him four months ago. Action won't be a problem in this fight, as both are best when they pressure. Neither is known for his countering ability. Clear boxing advantage to Melendez: better body punches, covers ground with the right hand, tough on the inside. Henderson's kicks are always effective, and he throws them from either stance. Both are a constant threat to shoot, but Henderson is better offensively after a takedown. Both can take a punch, and both can go five rounds.