UFC on Fox 7: Gilbert Melendez Says You'll See a New UFC Champion

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterApril 16, 2013

Bleacher Report caught up with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez as he made final preparations for his UFC debut on Saturday night in San Jose.

Melendez faces Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFC on Fox 7. 

In this exclusive interview, Melendez discusses the pressures that come with making his debut in the main event of a network-televised UFC card, how lucky he feels to be fighting to close to his hometown of San Francisco and much more. 

Check out the video interview above.

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