Benson Henderson rallied back from a shaky start against Gilbert Melendez to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight belt in the main event of UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez," which went down April 20, 2013, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The event was the organization's seventh-ever network television mixed martial arts (MMA) offering, and the show delivered.
UFC on FOX 7 featured the aforementioned lightweight title showdown (watch highlights here), in addition, Daniel Cormier beat down Frank Mir in his UFC debut (highlights here), Josh Thomson ended Nate Diaz's night with a head kick (highlights here) and Matt Brown shut down Jordan Mein with vicious offensive attack.
It was arguable the UFC's best showing on FOX so far, and featured several spectacular moments.
There was plenty of combat sports action to capture, which MMA shutterbug sensation Esther Lin did in photo form, snapping the historic fight card from start to finish for the purpose of posterity. We've sifted through them all and shared a selection of the shots up above for your viewing pleasure.
For complete UFC on FOX 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here and here. Be sure to also check out Lin's complete UFC on FOX 7 photos gallery right here.