On Saturday, April 20, the UFC held UFC on Fox 7 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
In the night’s main event UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson put his belt on the line against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. Henderson entered the contest having gone 6-0 inside the UFC Octagon, capturing the 155-pound title in February of last year. Meanwhile, Melendez rode a seven-fight winning streak of his own into the bout, dating back to 2009. The Californian made his long-awaited Octagon debut with a chance at UFC gold.
Also on the main card Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier made his UFC debut against former UFC champion Frank Mir, Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz clashed with former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, and Matt Brown looked for his fifth straight win as he battled Strikeforce import Jordan Mein.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. ET with two bouts streaming on the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Six additional bouts followed on FX at 5 p.m. ET, while the Fox-broadcast main card began at 8 p.m. ET.
For a full recap of the event, click here.
Below are highlights of the co-main event between Cormier and Mir (via Fox Sports).
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
Photo: Frank Mir (L) faces off with Daniel Cormier (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)