1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

Gilbert Melendez vs Ben Henderson should headline next Fox card

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Evangelion, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    15,014
    Likes Received:
    0
    the next fox card is scheduled for April and Henderson is the only title holder who will be available. They could always put on a lesser card but Henderson isn't a big ppv draw, they already have their headliners for Ufc 158(Gsp vs Diaz), 159(Jones vs Chael) and 160/161 aren't until May/June and that's when Anderson, the JDS/Cain winner and Aldo/Edgar winners should return.

    I'd think that with a strong undercard GIl vs Bendo should do even better ratings than Diaz vs Bendo did.
     
  2. SimonNova Worship and forget

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    25,932
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Qc City
    I agree since UFC 160 is too far away. They should headline Fox 7.

    no events anounced between march 16th and April 20th though? They might wanna put an FX or Fuel card in between.

    I think UFC Jones vs Sonnen should have been 160, there was enough space to put another ppv card before imo, with all the new great names available with SF folding...
     
  3. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    15,014
    Likes Received:
    0
    there probably will be a FX or Fuel card or both but there isn't going to be a ppv and Gil/Bendo obviously won't be on Fx/Fuel
     
  4. TheRassler ---- L E G E N D A R Y --------- p4p GOAT poster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    17,654
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    #FreeNickDiaz
    Agreed 100%.
     
  5. Ronnie911 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gil is a real contender
     
  6. SimonNova Worship and forget

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    25,932
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Qc City
    I know this

    so UFC on FOX 7

    Gil vs bendo

    AND

    Mir vs Cormier
     
  7. Ronnie911 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Never mind just noticed the word "other" my bad
     
  8. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    15,014
    Likes Received:
    0
    why should he have to fight an unranked lw who should of lost to Mizuto Hirota?
     
  9. let me bang bro** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ATL
    That would be sick. Add rockhold/weidman if they are healthy, if not then jacare vs belcher/okami winner if jacare beats herman
     
  10. alpharowe3 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    7,654
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    I'm still upset FOX didn't show Henderson vs Guida at FOX 1.

    But this could be a great fight especially if FOX bills it as champ vs champ.
     
  11. Mufasatheking Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,940
    Likes Received:
    0
    That sounds great, hopefully cormier doesnt get injured in is next fight.
     
  12. beefcake180 Aces Wild

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    13,889
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spanaway, Washington
    Pettis/Bendo rematch > Melendez/Bendo


    But hey, that's just me.
     
  13. Fight To Win Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    13,120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Yeah I agree, Fox card, late March/early April in San Jose headlined by Bendo vs. Gil and with a co-main event of Cung Le vs. Lombard.

    Edit: Yeah Mir vs. Cormier sounds like a better co-main event but those three fights together on the Fox main card works too. Maybe Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy too.
     
  14. Sankaku Jime Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Killa City
    Not gonna argue with a free LW title fight.
     
  15. Stormtrooper85 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,913
    Likes Received:
    4
    Pettis should get the shot long before Melendez.

    When it does happen Gil will be a relatively easy fight for Henderson.
     
  16. kingcillo24 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a story with that fight.

    Champ vs Champ
    Bendo just beat Melendez's close friend and teammate.

    I love Melendez gets shit on while Chandler is praised and put in the top 10 with only 10 fights
    or

    or a quick turn around fight Pettis vs Bendo
     
  17. benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    8,661
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    ya i really hope the UFC showcases some of the top SF guys on this card, the ratings might suffer a bit but it will be worth it especially if they have Cormier on the card.
     
  18. BionicCommando Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    10,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think it's a bad idea. It's not like they're afraid of using FOX to headline new guys in the company (remember Stann vs Lombard was UFC on FOX 4's proposed main event) and Melendez vs Henderson could do some good numbers. Still I think there's more money in a Pettis fight to be honest and I hope Pettis vs Bendo II happens before they do anything with Melendez.


    I think/hope that Aldo vs the winner of Koch/Lamas is the UFC on FOX main event.
     
  19. benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    8,661
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    ^Aldo needs to get by Edgar first and i doubt the winner fights again less then 3 months later.
     
  20. MrWhiteBelt Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's a good point they could make that FOX card stacked

    Also, marketing it as Champ vs Champ would be a great idea a lot of people not interested in the sport would get interested and watch I think
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.