Gilbert
Melendez
22-4-0( S-N-U )

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Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 21 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 22-4-0
Zusammenfassung: Ground and pound, cardio, transitions

Fighter Info

Spitzname: El Niño
Heimatort: Santa Ana, California USA
Heimatstadt: San Francisco, California USA
Alter: 32
Größe: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Gewicht: 155 amerikanische Pfund ( 70 kg )
Hochschule: San Francisco State University

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
692
41% erfolgreich
285
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
285
51% im Stand
40% am Boden
145
26
114
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
65
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
18
50% erfolgreich
9
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
{0}% Subm.
{0}% Ausbrüche
{0}% Sweeps
0
17
0
Takedown Defense
85
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay
Anthony Pettis 06.12.2014
30 0 1 1 R2 Submission
Gilbert Melendez 27 1 0 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez 19.10.2013
96 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Diego Sanchez 42 1 2 1
Benson Henderson 20.04.2013
68 0 0 1 R5 Decision - Split
Gilbert Melendez 43 1 0 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez 19.05.2012
77 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Split
Josh Thomson 64 2 2 1
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Masvidal
17.12.2011
118 0 1 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jorge Masvidal 100 1 0 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Daley
09.04.2011
33 2 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Tatsuya Kawajiri 6 0 0 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Nashville
17.04.2010
69 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Shinya Aoki 11 0 1 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Evolution
19.12.2009
103 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Thomson 74 2 0 1
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
15.08.2009
62 2 2 1 R3 KO/TKO
Mitsuhiro Ishida 17 1 0 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Diaz
11.04.2009
20 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rodrigo Damm 3 0 0 0
Niederlage
Josh Thomson
Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Thomson
27.06.2008
100 6 1 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez 44 0 0 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Le
29.03.2008
44 2 0 6 R2 KO/TKO
Gabe Lemley 6 0 0 0
Niederlage
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
31.12.2007
8 7 3 4 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez 14 3 2 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion
29.09.2007
52 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tetsuji Kato 28 1 0 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
31.12.2006
62 3 0 2 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Tatsuya Kawajiri 41 4 0 1
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
PRIDE Bushido 12
27.08.2006
54 4 0 9 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Nobuhiro Obiya 9 1 1 0
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Revenge
09.06.2006
98 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 45 7 2 1
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
10.03.2006
29 3 0 2 R2 Submission
Harris Sarmiento 1 0 0 0
Gilbert Melendez
WEC 10: Bragging Rights
21.05.2004
83 4 0 11 R3 KO/TKO
Olaf Alfonso 10 0 1 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
WEC 6: Return of a Legend
27.03.2003
36 2 0 6 R2 KO/TKO
Jeff Hougland 4 1 0 0
Sieg
Gilbert Melendez
WEC 5: Halloween Fury
18.10.2002
-- -- -- -- R1 KO/TKO
Gary Quan -- -- -- --

Biographie

TRAINING: Same as always.... twice a day, once a day on sat and recover on Sundays. Training consists of sparring with my team, working striking with Jongsanan Chaiyasen, jiu-jitsu with Cesar Gracie black belt Dan Marks and all the Gracie Fighter boys, wrestling with Travis Lee, running and lifting.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training for fighting, maybe unconsciously, since high school wrestling. I’ve always liked one on one competition, and it wasn’t until I was in college that I picked up MMA because my friend Jake Shields introduced me to it. It’s a great feeling to have no one to blame but yourself, and there’s no better high than being a dominant fighter. You can beat me in basketball, you can beat me at arm wrestling, but I can beat your ass.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Two-time Strikeforce lightweight champion, former WEC lightweight champion, Black belt in jiu-jitsu under Cesar Gracie, TUF 20 coach

Do you have any heroes? My father and my teammates

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s something I’ve been waiting for a long time. It feels great fighting for the title in the best organization in the world. It’s an honor.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I did go to SF State, but I did not get my degree. I started pursuing fighting and working a job, and it was too hard to juggle all three, and fighting had to be first. I was studying liberal arts and anticipating becoming a teacher and coaching high school wrestling. I never got there but I think I may go back.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a waiter and I also worked at the Fairtex gear shop, where I packed all the gloves and bags and sent them to plenty of gyms. A lot of people who got gear about five or six years ago from Fairtex had it sent by me.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I beat the Dream (Shinya Aoki), Shooto (Tatsuya Kawajiri), and Deep (Nobuhiro Obiya) champions when they were the champs.

Favorite grappling technique:
Rear naked choke and takedowns

Favorite striking technique:
I like a three hit combo and I also like to land the right hand.

• Pro since 2002

• 11 wins by knockout, one by submission

• Owns 2005 win over Rumina Sato

Karriere

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