Currently looking for his third straight title defense in the UFC lightweight division, pound-for-pound great Benson Henderson is set to welcome former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez to the Octagon this Saturday night on FOX.
It's Henderson's second championship appearance on live television and arguably his toughest test to date. He'll have to be on top of his game to out-pace, out-hustle and out-duel the always formidable boxing of "El Nino."
For Melendez, this is his first shot to show the world that he belongs in the big show, fighting in the big fights. He'll finally get a shot to translate his elite skills from Strikeforce to the UFC.
Warranting an early setback from either Henderson or Melendez, this five-round battle should be epic. Here's how the initial head-to-toe breakdown pans out.