I just read an article on Bloody Elbow that said Bendo needs to beat Melendez to be # 1. I find this to be quite ridiculous. In Bendo's last five fights he's beaten Miller, Guida, Edgar x2 and Diaz. Melendez has beaten Thomson twice and I honestly thought he lost the second fight, Aoki, Kawijiri and Masvidal. The level of competition isn't even close for Melendez. If anything, Melendez needs to beat someone before Bendo to show that he truly deserves a title shot.