Gilbert Melendez put on a good performance in his attempt to wear UFC gold, but two of the three judges thought he came up just short in his bid.
Melendez lost a split decision to champion Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC on Fox 7 on Saturday night.
If the former Strikeforce champion proved one thing, it is that he belongs in the UFC as an elite lightweight. Many casual fans of the sport were introduced to Melendez last night, and they got to see what all the fuss was about.
Now, the question is what to do with Melendez. At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White mentioned that the winner of Gray Maynard and TJ Grant was likely for the next title shot. So, where does that leave Melendez?
These are five fights that should be looked at for Melendez's next trip inside the Octagon.