Melendez striking is nothing to write home about. It only has looked good because he fought Aoki who has the stand up of a 12 year old girl and Thompson who is a glorified brawler. I think it would be a lot better fight than your giving Bendo credit for.
He also smashed Crusher Kawajiri, Beat Clay Guida, and avenged Ishida. And he also outgrappled Rodrigo Damm. And Thompson is a glorified brawler? lol you're reaching... Josh Thompson is very well rounded, solid striking, wrestling, tdd, scrambles dude is a beast. You're just not giving Gilbert his due.
Melendez may not be exciting to you, but he's world class. Make no mistake.
Benson has only beat Cerrone, and Jaime Varner both of whom will probably reach carreer high stardom with their fued. Its a complete joke to put him on Melendez's level.
Let's get CB Dollaway against John Fitch next while we're making matches...