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vBookie Event: Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez (UFC on FOX 7)
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Outcome Odds Total Bets Total Staked
Ben Henderson 2/5 F (0.40) 26 208415422 WIN!
Draw 80/1 (80.00) 0 0  
Gilbert Melendez 123/50 (2.46) 17 9470572  

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Round 1 - Referee John McCarthy in the cage for the night's main event. Low kick from Henderson countered by a punch over the top. Melendez looking to box early. Henderson tags him with a straight and kicks the legs. Melendez picks the legs and scores a takedown. He pushes in with punches and takes top position. Henderson crawls to his feet before taking much damage. Fans chanting Melendez's name as they reset. Melendez catches a kick and pushes Henderson to the cage before throwing a knee. Henderson absorbs it and wraps up a clinch. Nothing there, and they reset. Henderson short on a few high kicks. Melendez mixes in a few punches followed by a kick. Melendez grabs another kick and tosses Henderson down, but the champ pops up before the challenger can capitalize. Punches traded in the closing seconds. MMAjunkie.com gives the first to Melndez, 10-9.

Round 2 - Henderson busier with his jab to open as he feels the range. Melendez looks comfortable, and he's mixing levels and adding kicks to his combinations. Henderson with a right hand. Melendez answers right back. Melendez stalking. He's the aggressor. He walks into a knee, but he continue to press forward. Punches traded. Henderson moving well. He punches the leg. High kicks for Henderson. Melendez catches another kick but can't do anything with it. Takedown attempt for Henderson, but Melendez pushes him away.Henderson leaps forward with a punch. He's controlling the center, but neither has landed flush. They unload in the final miunte. Bug shots in the center of the cage. Both score in a fun flurry. Close round, but MMAjunkie.com leans slightly toward Melendez, 10-9.

Round 3 - Henderson wants the crowd on its feet. They boo as much as cheer. Henderson again starts very quickly. Henderson retreats and stays just out of Melendez's range as he rushes forward with punches. Snapping low kick from Henderson drops Melendez. He gets back up and eats an uppercut. Henderson walks into a stiff right. Henderson flurries into a takedown attempt. He drags Melendez to the floor. Melendez quickly back up. Punches and knees traded inside before they break. Henderson short on a front kick. Henderson lands a left hand, and they exchange again. Henderson kicks the body. Henderson pushes in and locks the body, kicking quickly after when he lets go. Stiff left scores for Henderson. Low kick from Henderson, and Melendez slips. They finish on the floor. MMAjunkie.com gives the round to Henderson, 10-9.

Round 4 - Close fight entering the championship rounds. Henderson changing levels and pushing inside. Low kick scores for Henderson. Melendez scrappy and willing to trade. Henderson kicks the body. Melendez thinks takedown but doesn't score. Henderson returns to the legs. He shoots for a takedown that won't come, but he does flurry as they break. Henderson in the center, and he raises his arms to welcome Melendez in. Halfway mark of the round. Left lands for Henderson. Melendez has slowed a bit. He does land a left hand. Henderson again with a low kick that sweeps Melendez, but he can't get to the back before his opponent scrambles up. Henderson chopping the legs. Henderson retreating and avoiding any real damage. Melendez gets inside for a late flurry. Close round, but MMAjunkie.com leans toward Henderson, 10-9.

Round 5 - Rounds have been close. Both guys look energized to start the final round. Switch kick from Henderson blocked. Melendez walking forward. Henderson wobbles him again with a low kick. Melendez digs the body, and Henderson returns fire. Melendez eats another low kick. Melendez controlling the center and moving forward. Henderson retreating and countering well. More low kicks. Melendez catches one but can't score.Leaping knee from Melendez. Melendez pressing. Final minute. Melendez with a left hook. Henderson stays at range. The bell sounds, and both men raise their hands. MMAjunkie.com thinks Melendez took the final round, 10-9, and awards him the fight 48-47. Very close. Benson Henderson def. Gilbert Melendez via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47).

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