UFC on FOX 7 Card

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  1. TKJ

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    Today it was announced that UFC on FOX 7 will be held in in San Jose CA on April 20.

    The FOX 5 and 6 cards were both awesome. What card do you think the UFC could put on to keep it going?


    POSSIBLE MAIN EVENTS:

    Benson Henderson v Gilbert Melendez- This would be a good situation for everyone involved. Benson is a good representative for the UFC. Melendez could get a title shot on his home turf.

    Benson Henderson v Anthony Pettis- If Pettis gets past Cerrone then I fully expect him to get the title shot over Melendez. This also could be good for the UFC because it would free up Melendez to be in a solid co-main event.

    Cain Velesquez v Alistair Overeem- This may be the most unlikely of the possible main events. Overeem would have to get by Bigfoot and be ready to fight agin in less then three months. With that being said, Cain trains out of San Jose and would be a HUGE draw.

    POSSIBLE OTHER FIGHTS

    Gilbert Melendez v Jim Miller- Basically, I think Melendez will make his debut on this card one way or another. If he doesn't get the title shot then I would guess he gets this #1 contender fight.

    Daniel Cormier v Alexander Gustafsson- Solid #1 contender fight at LHW for two fighters who could use the national exposure of a free FOX card. Cormier is yet another San Jose boy.

    Cung Le v Hector Lombard- Another San Jose boy in another high profile fight. The UFC could market this as a #1 contender fight as well, although the MW division is pretty top heavy right now and it may end up being as much of a #1 contender fight as Machida/Bader or Hendricks/Kampmann was.

    Cheick Kongo v Pat Barry II- HW fireworks. Solid chance of a KO to open the card.

    Todd Duffee v Pat Barry- More HW fireworks. Not sure that the UFC either one of these fighters to lose right now though, so this fight may not happen. Duffee is yet another fighter currently training out of San Jose, so there is a good chance that he too could end up on this card.

    Cheick Kongo v Todd Duffee- Once again, fireworks.


    MY UFC on FOX 7 CARD
    Benson Henderson v Anthony Pettis- Main Event.
    Gilbert Melendez v Jim Miller- Co-Main Event/#1 contender fight.
    Daniel Cormier v Alexander Gustafsson- #1 contender fight
    Cung Le v Hector Lombard- "#1 contender fight"

    Throw one of those HW fights as the FX Undercard Main Event.

    What do you think? What card would you like to see? What fights would you add?
     
  2. Jawth

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    I think it's a pretty safe bet that Melendez will be on the card, wouldn't be surprised if it's against Benson for the belt.

    There's no guarantee we'll get another title fight free though. For example, I could easily see the main card being something like this:

    Gray Maynard vs. Gilbert Melendez
    Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
    Alan Belcher vs. Tim Boestch
    Pat Barry vs. Todd Duffee
     
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  3. TKJ

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    I live in SJ. I'm being optimistic. Hahaha
     
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    DC vs Mir will be the main event, mark it down now and remember it.

    Le should be on it, maybe diaz.

    I'm not sure Bendo/Gilbert will be on it, if Gilbert doesnt get the next title shot then yes he would be on it vs someone like Maynard but if he gets a title shot I dont think they put that fight on this card.
     
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    Pastor Trimm Dimitri's Messenger Banned

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    Is Cormiergoing LHW or is that just assumption? I'd rather just see him at HW. I think it's awesome seeing such a small HW light it up and throw dudes around. I know Cain is the Champ, but that won't last forever. I hope Cormier shows up on this card as the main. Lombard/Le would be a crazy stange fight. I think Melendez will be there, but not as the main event. I think DC and someone. Maybe Mir as earlier stated. I hope the FOX cards keep pumping. That'll be pimp.
     
  6. A13KS

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    Man, this is a trip! I got tickets to go see UFC 157 and now UFC on FOX 7 is only like 30-40 minutes away from me. I moved to the Bay Area at the right time :p
     
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    Bendo (c) vs. Pettis
    Melendez vs. Miller
    Le vs. Lombard
    Mir vs. Gonzaga/Rothwell winner
     
  8. TKJ

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    Cormier said if Cain was the champ he would drop to LHW, and DW said Cormier would probably get a quick title shot once in the UFC. I don't see him passing up a possible LHW title shot to stay in the HW division just incase his friend loses the belt.
     
  9. TKJ

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    I'd take that.
     
  10. JfPuffNStuff

    JfPuffNStuff Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    That would be a sick card. The Bendo-Pettis rematch is what I'm looking forward to happening more than any other fight. There's no doubt in my mind that Miller would beat Melenedz, I think he's a bit overrated. It would be interesting to see DC at LHW and Lombard-Le would be fireworks.
     
  11. Alex84

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    I dont know if the UFC will put the LW title on FOX again that quickly but it would make sense to put Bendo/Gil on this card, also if Cung is ready to comeback he should be on this card and Cormier if he can make the cut to LHW that quickly. Alvarez/Melendez would've been good to but who knows what going on in Eddies contract talks
     
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    there really tryin to stack the fox cards
     
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    I don't think he'll be near as effective, but time will tell I suppose.
     
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    Pettis for the title 2013!!!
     
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    Bolshevik*** Banned Banned

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    intriguing. i'd watch.
     
  16. TKJ

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    Definitely a risk for him. We'll see.
     
  17. malicia

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    Kongo will not be in a main card for a while, Dana will not take that risk....

    Maybe Anderson will be in this card with maybe Erik Perez opening the main card....

    Anderson X Bisping, if Bisping wins of course
     
  18. TKJ

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    As much as I would love it, no way Anderson fights ANYONE on free TV. Not happening.
     
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    I think they should throw a womens #1 contender fight on there, maybe Tate vs Cyborg or Tate vs McMann?
     
  20. wwedanawhite

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    any of the 3 fights you mentioned as Main event would be awesome, i'd love to see Bendo main eventing, as being of Fox will probably make it easier for him to become a Big name in UFC, i don't think DC vs Gus could possibly not be co-main, Miller vs Melendez tho two top guys, it's not a highely marketable fight compared to DC and Gus
     

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