The title says it all fight fans. Dana White made an announcement that Gilbert Melendez will most likely get an automatic title shot in his UFC debut. Though many thought that the winner of Pettis vs Cerrone would get the shot, Melendez proves an interesting matchup for Benson Henderson. The Champ just won a unanimous decision victory against Melendez’ team mate Nate Diaz in what was the most dominant performance he has had as of late.
Some say that Melendez doesn’t deserve the shot seeing as he hasn’t fought many big names in Strikeforce, but yet he has remained among the top 10 Lightweights in the world. I am all for this fight, mostly because it will show us whether Gilbert Melendez is all hype, or a top 10 fighter. Personally I see Henderson using his size to control the fight and take a unanimous decision, but this has the makings to be a great fight.
Let me know what you think in the comment section fight fans.