I don't see how Melendez beats Bendo, I really don't. Look at Melendez last fight against Thompson. He was taken down at will and dominated on the ground in the later rounds.
Bendo is way bigger than Thompson and probably has better wrestling. Melendez won't stand a chance against the champion. I would much rather see him fight Alvarez from Bellator when ever they get his deal done and finally see that match up.