Henderson had a habit of fights being a little too close during his time as champion and his match-up with Melendez was no exception. There were several stand-up exchanges of note, some sweet scrambles on the ground, and a handful of times each seemed to see the momentum swing. Still, “Bendo” never broke and came away with a Split Decision win and his title-reign intact. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
From spectacular knockouts to slick submissions to closely-contested clashes, the UFC’s relationship with FOX has helped produced a number of entertaining efforts including a ton in 2013. Now, with only a couple of weeks left in the year, it’s time to take a look back at the best of the best from the four shows fans were fortunate enough to see on free television. Yesterday we counted down #6-10 so today, as you might expect, it’s #1-5!
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