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Benson Henderson, left, throws an elbow at Gilbert (Credit: AP)

Benson Henderson, left, throws an elbow at Gilbert Melendez during the fourth round of a UFC lightweight championship fight in San Jose, Calif.. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (April 20, 2013)

UFC on Fox 7: Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez

Ben Henderson defended his lightweight championship against Gilbert Melendez in the main event at UFC on Fox 7 at the HP Pavilion on San Jose, Calif.

Yoel Romero, top, knees Clifford Starks during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Yoel Romero, top, knees Clifford Starks during the first round of a UFC middleweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Romero won by knock out in the first round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Joseph Benavidez, right, celebrates after beating Darren Uyenoyama
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Joseph Benavidez, right, celebrates after beating Darren Uyenoyama during the second round of a UFC flyweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Benavidez won by technical knock out in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Jorge Masvidal, left, punches Tim Means during the
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Jorge Masvidal, left, punches Tim Means during the first round of a lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, Calif. (April 20, 2013)

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T.J. Dillashaw celebrates after beating Hugo Viani during
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T.J. Dillashaw celebrates after beating Hugo Viani during the first round of a UFC bantamweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Dillashaw won by technical knockout in the first round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Chad Mendes back flips while celebrating after beating
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Chad Mendes back flips while celebrating after beating Darren Elkins during the first round of a UFC featherweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Mendes won by technical knock out in the first round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Myles Jury, top, prepares to punch Ramsey Nijem
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Myles Jury, top, prepares to punch Ramsey Nijem during the second round of a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Jury won by knock out in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Matt Brown celebrates after beating Jordan Mein in
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Matt Brown celebrates after beating Jordan Mein in a UFC welterweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Brown won by technical knockout in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Matt Brown, left, punches Jordan Mein during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Matt Brown, left, punches Jordan Mein during the first round of a UFC welterweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Brown won by technical knockout in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Josh Thomson, top, punches Nate Diaz during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Josh Thomson, top, punches Nate Diaz during the second round of a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Thomson won by technical knockout in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Josh Thomson, bottom, hugs UFC matchmaker Joe Silva
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Josh Thomson, bottom, hugs UFC matchmaker Joe Silva after beating Nate Diaz during the second round of a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Daniel Cormier, right, punches Frank Mir during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Daniel Cormier, right, punches Frank Mir during the third round of a UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Cormier won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Nate Diaz gets treatment after losing to Josh
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Nate Diaz gets treatment after losing to Josh Thomson in a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Thomson won by technical knockout in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson raises his arms after the final
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson raises his arms after the final round of a UFC lightweight championship mixed martial arts fight against Gilbert Melendez in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Daniel Cormier, right, has his arm raised by
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Daniel Cormier, right, has his arm raised by referee Herb Dean after beating Frank Mir, left, in a UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Cormier won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Josh Thomson, left, kicks Nate Diaz during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Josh Thomson, left, kicks Nate Diaz during the second round of a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Thomson won by technical knockout in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson, left, punches Gilbert Melendez during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson, left, punches Gilbert Melendez during the third round of a UFC lightweight championship mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Gilbert Melendez reacts after losing to Benson Henderson
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Gilbert Melendez reacts after losing to Benson Henderson in a UFC lightweight championship mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson, left, punches Gilbert Melendez during the
(Credit: AP)

Benson Henderson, left, punches Gilbert Melendez during the third round of a UFC lightweight championship fight in San Jose, Calif. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (April 20, 2013)

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Gilbert Melendez, top, punches Benson Henderson during the
(Credit: AP Photo Jeff Chiu)

Gilbert Melendez, top, punches Benson Henderson during the first round of a UFC lightweight championship mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Benson Henderson, left, throws an elbow at Gilbert
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Benson Henderson, left, throws an elbow at Gilbert Melendez during the fourth round of a UFC lightweight championship fight in San Jose, Calif.. Henderson won by split decision to retain the championship. (April 20, 2013)

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