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UFC on FOX 7 Results: “Bendo” Retains Belt, Cormier Cruises to Decision Victory

UFC on FOX 7 PosterStrikeforce stars like Roger Bowling, Jordan Mein, Lorenz Larkin, Jorge Masvidal, Josh Thomson, Daniel Cormier, and Gilbert Melendez all took to take to the cage tonight in San Jose’s HP Pavilion – i.e. “The Shark Tank” – but not as members of the disbanded promotion’s roster. Rather, the lot locked horns against their respective adversaries inside the Octagon as members of the UFC competing at UFC on FOX 7.

The event was headlined by a bout between Melendez and lightweight champion Benson Henderson with Cormier taking on former heavyweight title-holder Frank Mir in the co-main.

Henderson and Melendez threw down for 25 minutes with neither necessarily injuring the other but the title-holder ultimately retaining his strap thanks to a hard-fought effort. Henderson picked up the nod by getting the better of “El Nino” in a handful exchanges. After the tilt, “Bendo” proposed to his girlfriend and exited the Octagon with both a belt and fiancee as a result of his time inside the infamous eight-sided cage.

Meanwhile, Mir and Cormier failed to live up to the pre-fight hype, spending the bulk of the bout clinched against the cage with neither man ever seeing any true adversity throughout the tilt. However, based on Cormier’s control he walked away with the decision victory and the respect of  slew of new fans.

A full list of UFC on FOX 7 outcomes can be found below:

Yoel Romero def. Clifford Starks via Knockout Round 1 (Flying Knee/Strikes)
Anthony Njokuani def. Roger Bowling via Knockout Round 2 (Strikes)
T.J. Dillashaw def. Hugo Viana via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Jorge Masvidal def. Tim Means via Unanimous Decision
Joseph Benavidez def. Darren Uyenoyama via TKO Round 2 (Body Shot)
Myles Jury def. Ramsey Nijem via Knockout Round 2 (Strikes)
Francis Carmont def. Lorenz Larkin via Unanimous Decision
Chad Mendes def. Darren Elkins via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Matt Brown def. Jordan Mein via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Josh Thomson def. Nate Diaz via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Daniel Cormier def. Frank Mir via Unanimous Decision
Benson Henderson def. Gilbert Melendez via Split Decision

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

43 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    im pumped for this one. I got brown, diaz, dc, and benson.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Benson Henderson
    Daniel Cormier
    Nate Diaz
    Jordan Mein

    Also psyched for this card. Moreso than UFC 159 which I may actually skip.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Hell yeah! Beautiful start to a card!

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  • Dufresne says:

    I guess everyone else is going for submission or fight of the night at this point. Damn that was well timed.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Good first round. I think Bowling has it due to the takedown, but Njokuani came close to stealing it at the end.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Holy shit!

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  • Dufresne says:

    Njokuani looked pretty solid tonight, but he still keeps his head upright at times. But that hook was absolutely beautiful.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Will Helwani shut the f*ck up so we can watch a fight?

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  • Dufresne says:

    3 up, 3 down. This is turning into a hell of a card.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Masvidal should have that round.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Someone find the guy in the audience who’s screaming like a howler monkey and punch him in the throat.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Means is going to have to finish the fight if he wants to pull this out.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    thought Means looked better than Masvidal, probably gonna look better in defeat though

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  • Dufresne says:

    Benavidez is looking good, no idea how Uyenoyama recovered from that head kick that quickly.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Benavidez fights like a pissed off badger.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Wow! What a KO!

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  • Dufresne says:

    Well, the judges are now 0-1 for the evening.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Wow. Don’t think that qualifies as technical striking, but it definitely counts as a TKO. Nasty power.

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  • Rich S. says:

    Well, Elkins, if you keep coming at him with same 1-2 over and over again, he’s gonna come back at you eventually. Easy win for Mendes here, but aren’t they all?

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Despite being a fan, I need to spot underrating Matt Brown. Well. Done. Sir!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    What the hell has gotten into Matt Brown? He was always a gamer, with mediocre results, but he’s become a relentless terror in there. Incredible action from the start in that one.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I don’t know, but it’s been incredible to watch.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Holy. Shit. A Diaz got stopped.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    That was my reaction. My one month old son also yelped in surprise.

    Or because he pooped. I’m going with shock.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Wow, that was complete destruction. Rough 4/20 for Nate.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Two lopsided losses in a row at 155, but I don’t know how he’d fare any better against the top 10 guys at 170. Nate is at a tricky spot in his career.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Shin to the dome!
    I half expected Nick to jump the fence and defend his brother.
    I see the white towel got thrown in.
    Is that a sanctioned unified MMA rule?
    Man , watching Mein vs. Brown , I’m thinking, we get all this plus 3 more fights?
    Now I’m thinking we get all this and 2 more fights?
    AWESOME.
    Danny Corms and Gilly Menz FTW!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Man, it wasn’t pretty, but it was decisive. DC beats Frank Mir!

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Bendo. TKO. 3rd

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Let’s see, MMA math… Gil and Josh fought 3 times, all close fights+Josh beats Nate by TKO+Benson beats Nate+(Benson lost to Pettis)=One Helluva Main Event.
    Predicting Gil FTW.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Oh…I forgot to add” ÷ the fact the MMA Math means nothing.”

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  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got the first round going to Melendez. And even though the second was closer I think Melendez got that one as well. Henderson looks like he’s speeding up though, so who knows how it’s gonna go.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Am I the only one that’s irritated that both Metro PCS commercials so far have shown the fighter texting and driving while they talk about text messages? I’m not usually one to complain about this kinda thing, but really? Every other commercial is about not texting and driving and that’s one of your sales points?

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  • Dufresne says:

    I guess we know who’s getting the FotN bonus.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Kalib Starnes. For not fighing

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  • Dufresne says:

    Damn this fight is close.

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  • Dufresne says:

    The statistics say Henderson won that, but I honestly don’t know. Damn good fight.

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  • Dufresne says:

    They don’t really get any closer than that. Damn good fight. Damn good card.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Lol, I love Rogan.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Tough fight to score…I’d have to watch it a 2nd time but my initial feeling was Gil should have gotten the nod. Now he knows how Thomson felt after their last fight.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Damn…great fight.Sorry Gilbert, but you’ve got plenty of stepping stones in your division.
    Or at least, plenty of good fights.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Great fights. Soory for gil but its hard to beat a champ when u dont take him out and its that close. Dc dissapointed me but mir imprrssed me big time.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    My friend and were so excited when Diaz got put down, really surprised MCM wasn’t on here making such a big deal about it. Good night of fights all around though, first rd of the main event sucked, but it got better, HW fight wasn’t all that good, but kinda like Chael said, it was following some great fights so unless it ended in a finish it would of sucked.

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