Benson Henderson picked up another controversial win at UFC on Fox 7, defending his lightweight championship with a split decision against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.
The closely contested bout saw Melendez validate his standing among the best 155-pound fighters in MMA. Though he came up short on the scorecards, Melendez should only be one big win away from getting a second shot at UFC gold.
UFC on Fox 7 also saw Strikeforce veterans Daniel Cormier and Josh Thomson pick up important wins in their UFC debuts. With respective victories over Frank Mir and Nate Diaz, Cormier and Thomson put themselves within striking distance of title shots.
With UFC on Fox 7 in the rear-view mirror and UFC 159 approaching, let's take a look at the latest official UFC rankings.