Even though Melendez looked great (Obiya also showed top notch grappling skills + good chin) I think he definitely has to prove himself. Like Sakurai, and Hansen.
Or else he might become like Luiz Azeredo, who was exciting as hell to watch but lost twice (or three times?) to Gomi because I think that title match was made too quickly.
By the way I love watching Luiz Azeredo.
Next title contender can't be Melendez; either Ishida or Aurelio.
favorite MMA fighters
A. Rodrigo Nogueira
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Georges St. Pierre