Benson Henderson will defend his lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez on April 20 when Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to HP Pavilion.
Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including title defenses over Nate Diaz and Frankie Edgar. San Francisco's Melendez is the last man to hold the Strikeforce 155-pound title.
"Benson wants to beat Gilbert to prove once and for all that he's the best lightweight in the world," UFC president Dana White said.
Also on the card: former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir vs. San Jose's Daniel Cormier; and Stockton's Diaz vs. San Jose's Josh Thomson.
The main card airs live on FOX at 5 p.m., preceded by the prelims on FX at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 and are priced between $50 and $250. Tickets are available at the arena box office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused quite a stir late Tuesday when he tweeted that he would likely face IBF champion Devon Alexander on May 4 in Las Vegas.
While Mayweather's opponent has not been formally announced, it's been an open secret in the industry that interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero of Gilroy was the top candidate to get the pay-per-view main event fight.
Mayweather's tweet caught many by surprise, especially considering Alexander was scheduled
Andrew Sarauer had a hat trick, and Las Vegas routed San Francisco 5-0 at the Cow Palace. The Bulls were coming off a five-day break.
Stanford was tied for eighth at 1-under 287 after the first round of the Amer Ari Invitational at the Waikoloa Kings' Course in Hawaii. The Cardinal's Steve Kearney shot a 3-under 69, with an eagle and two birdies, placing him tied for 10th. TCU and UCLA shared the lead at 11-under 277. Connor Covington shot 72 to lead San Jose State to 17th place at 8-over 296. He was tied for 39th.
TCU's Daniel Jennevret was the individual leader at 5-under 67.