Who is the next fight for Benson Henderson?

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  1. Legendary

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    Benson Henderson (18-2)
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    Who will he face next and who deserves to fight him? What fight do you think should happen first and why? Who do you think will win ?



    Anthony Pettis (15-2)
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    He beat Ben back in 2010 with an extremely close decision. The kick sealed the deal no doubt.




    Donald Cerrone (19-4)
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    Ben has beat him twice, Donald has looked great lately and would deserve the fight if he can beat Pettis.




    Gilbert Melendez(21-2)
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    His long awaited debut in the UFC is overdue. People would love this match-up, but I personally feel he should fight atleast 1 before a title shot. It seems now this fight will probably happen first though .


    Jose Aldo (21-1)
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    I think this fight will happen, but not next. They could pull huge numbers as this would be a superfight. With all the unclarity with GSP/Silva and Silva/Jones, we already know that Aldo is moving up to 155, but will he vacate the 145 title and fight once before fighting for the title or will be a champ vs champ card?



    Eddie Alvarez(24-3)
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    Assuming he is signed to Zuffa, he is a very viable choice. I see this more down the road.

    Once again, What are your picks?
     
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  2. mawashi geri**

    mawashi geri** Banned Banned

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    if pettis wins then him

    if cowboy wins then melendez
     
  3. Da Speeit

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    I think we're going to have to wait until Pettis/Cerrone to find out.

    I'm excited for any of them
     
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    I keep hearing Melendez has the first fight, then Alvarez.

    Shit, I'd say at this point.. give him either the winner of Pettis / Cerrone, or have Melendez / Alvarez fight for the #1 contender.

    I wouldn't put it past Dana to do the same sort of thing he did with Shogun / Vera, Bader / Machida.
     
  5. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Most interesting match up imo for him would be Pettis (provided he beats Cerrone)
     
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    5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    Winner of Pettis/ Cerrone should but until then maybe Melendez.
     
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    Dana said its Melendez. Probably on the Fox card in San Jose.
     
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    I hope it's pettis and I'm definitely hoping it's not gil.
     
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    Honestly I really think Benson will storm through Gil, I really don't think it will be the fight people are expecting it to be.
     
  10. willin

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    Actually, the Title Fight is Ben/Melendez.
    Gray Maynard requested a Melendez fight and was told by the UFC that "Melendez has the next Title Fight".
    Anthony, even with a win over Cowboy, will need to wait.
    Cerrone, with a win over Pettis, would need at least 1 win over a top 5, possibly Maynard.
    Melendez, like it or not, is Ben's next opponent.
     
  11. Nihongi

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    hopefully he welcomes gilbert into the UFC on the 420 card!
     
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    Im really just not interested in the Gil/Ben fight at all, Gil is a solid fighter but I really don't think he is anywhere near Ben's level and really doesn't deserve the shot. I'd say Maynard deserves the shot much more than Gil, but I guess they are just going for the title unification thing.
     
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    Melendez makes most sense to be next in line. I don't know why but I think Alvarez will do better though.
     
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    So many good fights available for Henderson now..Maynard, Alvarez, Pettis, Cerrone, Gil, Alvarez...I'm sure i'm missing some. Question becomes, would you rather see a rematch or see him against someone new for a change first.
     
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    Pettis looks real fruity in this pic
     
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    Whatever the reason, it is what it is.
    So, lets make an effort to get excited for this Title Fight.
     
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    Thats gonna be one sad 420 for gil.
     
  18. willin

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    I share your sentiment. But hey, its a Title Fight.
     
  19. Legendary

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    Yeah your right. It will be a good fight. I just think Ben will beat him kind of like he beat Nate.
     
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    Maynards last fight was one of the worst fights in the history of all mankind. Yes it was mostly Guidas fault but I don't see how anyone can say he deserves a title shot when his one win in 2.5 years is that victory over guida. In that same time Gil has beat Thomson, Masvidal and Kawajiri. All of whom were top 20 and Kawajiri was ranked higher than Guida.
     

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