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spoiler Says, in 4-21-2013 at 00:11:46 from 76.168.174.198    

Melendez won!!!

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Iron_Cobra Says, in 4-21-2013 at 00:12:09 from 108.227.10.193    

Bendo took 2-4 but in my opinion in order to take the belt u have to desicively beat the champ and that has yet to be done. Josh Thompson should be next. And lets get money Mendez another shot at the strap!

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vitto Says, in 4-21-2013 at 01:07:34 from 70.70.243.120    

ohhh.. Thats is why he won.. so he can propose..

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Demon79 Says, in 4-21-2013 at 03:32:02 from 69.85.77.134    

Who won the fight?

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Mofo Says, in 4-21-2013 at 04:15:49 from 76.175.48.72    

Pettis has no comp does he?

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c hill Says, in 4-21-2013 at 05:08:19 from 24.10.215.223    

fight could a gone either way. happy for henerson on his proposal..

but truthfully. gilbert landed some mean shots maybe even meaner .. plus he scored some takedowns.

damn close fight.! i’m rootin for melendez

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Calente Says, in 4-21-2013 at 06:01:19 from 76.117.169.178    

Bendo WON this big time, what fight were girls watching. Just so you know the Fight Metric report backs up judges hands down.

Scoring: Derek Cleary Rds 1, 2 for Gil, 3, 4, 5 for Ben; Wade Vierra Rd 1, 4, 5 for Gil, 2-3 for Ben; Michael Bell 1, 5 for Gil, 2, 3, 4 Ben

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tallandsincere Says, in 4-21-2013 at 06:13:24 from 92.232.221.187    

First off, that was the best fight card in a very long time, amazing night of fights.

Benson won the fight but only just, kept a little busier and i think melende faded slightly..

Pettis would literally man handle this division but hes chasing Aldo i love it.

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greengiant Says, in 4-21-2013 at 06:29:02 from 71.196.251.21    

The truth is it was close.I gave a slight edge to henderson though.

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jaydog Says, in 4-21-2013 at 06:40:52 from 66.223.141.53    

im sorry but there was no question henderson won 3-2. extremely close but henderson out struck melendez easily. melendez has no one but himself to blame for him losing. remember, this was melendezs home, not ben’s. im glad this was the outcome because i dont think he deserved this fight to begin with. no other SF champ got one immediately. Shouldve been Pettis. JMO.

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jaydog Says, in 4-21-2013 at 06:41:52 from 66.223.141.53    

Mofo,
Pettis vs Thomson would be a war.

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Demon79 Says, in 4-21-2013 at 07:14:46 from 69.85.77.134    

I hear everyone in the weight class is afraid of him, that’s why Aldo doesn’t want to fight him? Maybe someone will soon!

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Demon79 Says, in 4-21-2013 at 07:15:47 from 69.85.77.134    

I hear everyone in the weight class is afraid of Pettis, that’s why Aldo doesn’t want to fight him? Maybe someone will soon!

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INANEBIGNATE Says, in 4-21-2013 at 11:41:34 from 75.145.211.73    

It was a close fight the difference was the vast amount of leg kicks benson landed. Gil was game and definitely looked good this fight

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Drago Says, in 4-21-2013 at 11:42:37 from 89.172.197.106    

Amazing timing from Melendez in the 1st 2 rounds,he checked those nasty leg kicks like nothing.I gave 3rd to Melendez with or without that take down.It’s not that Bendo failed,Gilbert was on from the get go.
Third time watching and still admiring those checks and timing,he threw him off his game.
I’ll probably p someone off but I gave all 5 to Melendez.Very technical,fun to watch fight.

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Drago Says, in 4-21-2013 at 11:46:44 from 89.172.197.106    

@tallandsincere
agreed,great card

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Benjamin Says, in 4-21-2013 at 12:28:12 from 174.56.74.109    

Boring fight.

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johnhnhn Says, in 4-21-2013 at 12:32:30 from 76.226.134.190    

Melendez completely outstriked and outwrestled henderson and he still lost.

Does henderson have a cousin in the judges?!? He should have lost 3 in his last 4 fights!!!!

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Not Anonymous Says, in 4-21-2013 at 14:10:32 from 50.129.84.86    

I know they are fighting top tier competition, but it would be fun to see a champ under LHW try to finish a fight….(Jose Aldo is the exception)
We’ve been stuck with GSP, Bendo, Edgar, Cruz (hasn’t even fought in 1.5 years), and now Mighty Mouse who couldn’t finish a Big Mac.

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Young Says, in 4-21-2013 at 14:56:19 from 166.137.191.36    

Gil won and showed how much better of a fighter he is, I say that because he had an answer and a reversal for every position Ben had him in but Ben put him in those bad positions. I don’t think there’s no way Henderson won round 2 or maybe even 3 but a close fight like this should be an immediate rematch

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Gingjok Says, in 4-21-2013 at 16:52:52 from 72.129.121.3    

Boring fight, switched it off after 2 rounds…

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Thxer Says, in 4-21-2013 at 17:49:25 from 66.237.51.243    

I gotta agree with what a lot of people are saying. Overall this was Gil’s fight. He was moving forward most of the time and had an answer for everything Ben had. He ate leg kicks but gave the more significant punches. It was obvious in that last round Gil wanted it more and was going for it while Ben was cruising like he usually does. I’d love to see a rematch at some point.

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Young Says, in 4-21-2013 at 19:01:23 from 166.137.209.172    

Yea they need to clarify a significant strike. Because sonnen and stann thought Gil had more significant strikes but the count went to benson. It’s because Gil strikes were actually significant and you noticed them. Everytime Ben touched him its a “significant strike”

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Young Says, in 4-21-2013 at 19:03:56 from 166.137.209.172    

I would say the only kicks that knocked him on the floor is a significant strike not a leg kick that Melendez checks

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R3X Says, in 4-21-2013 at 20:23:13 from 69.224.47.250    

Watched the fight three times.. Melendez landed more frequently and with better precision. He pressed the fight and still loses hahaha horrible officials, at least give the guy a draw!

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steptof Says, in 4-21-2013 at 21:38:11 from 174.31.175.188    

Fact of the matter is… GIL has more decision wins in his career than BEN. Including a razor thing decision just before this fight.
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You have to beat the champ to be the champ and GIL just didn’t push the pace and land the #’s needed to win. Fight metrics Don’t lie

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Kiko Says, in 4-22-2013 at 01:53:56 from 69.210.240.48    

this fight was pretty close,it could had been decided on a coin toss type of scenario,but In my opinion the judges dropped the ball&Melendez got robbed!4 title fights for Bendo 3 questionable decisions,personally I think Frankie got robbed twice the 2 times they fought,Maynar and TJ Grant don’t stand a chance,rematch I says!!! even though Im sick of rematches but since there’s no clear contender might as well do another one.

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adictfanatic Says, in 4-22-2013 at 05:13:48 from 83.152.29.76    

both fighters gave it all!!!
please fighters keep your private life out of the octagon

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Diaz4Life Says, in 4-22-2013 at 07:17:14 from 24.8.139.111    

What is it with Ben shooting in with the headbutts?…..

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kill666 Says, in 4-22-2013 at 17:45:32 from 98.160.130.113    

Gilbert Melendez won this fight came one Benson Henderson just score some points with the kicks and got scare to trade with Melendez.
Melendez should get a rematch.

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Norm Says, in 4-23-2013 at 12:02:15 from 201.229.2.64    

round 2 for Benson ??? dunno but I was very surprised w decision
have to give it for Gil, a true warrior..!

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jonnyx Says, in 4-24-2013 at 03:23:54 from 75.84.218.204    

I like bendo, but I think melendez just edged him out. Gil was more willing to engage and 100% won rounds 1,2. Rounds 3,4,5 were close but it seemed like benson wasn’t doing much damage. Idk where these significant strike counts come from. If anything I’d say it was a draw at best.

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