Gilbert
Melendez
22-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #4 Lightweight

Curriculum Combattimenti

Analisi Abilità

Le Tabelle vengono compilate in base ai risultati di 21 combattimenti
Record: 22-4-0
Sommario: Ground and pound, cardio, transitions

Fighter Info

Nickname: El Niño
: Santa Ana, California USA
Vive A: San Francisco, California USA
Età: 32
Altezza: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Peso: 155 libbre ( 70 kg )
Scuola: San Francisco State University

Striking

Totale Colpi Sferrati
0
692
Successo 41%
285
Tipi di Colpi Riusciti
0
285
51% In Piedi
40% A Terra
145
26
114
Colpi Difensivi
66
%
Percentuale dei colpi schivati

Lotta a Terra

Totale Takedown
0
18
Successo 50%
9
Tipi di Takedown Riusciti
 
 
{0}% Sottomissioni
{0}% Schivate
{0}% Sweep
0
17
0
Takedown Defense
72
%
Percentuale di Takedown schivati
Risultato Combattenti Evento Striking Takedown Sottomissioni Schivate Metodo Replay
UPCOMING
Gilbert Melendez
giu 13, 2015
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Gilbert Melendez
dic 6, 2014
30
27
0
1
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Gilbert Melendez
ott 19, 2013
96
42
1
1
0
2
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
apr 20, 2013
68
43
0
1
0
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Gilbert Melendez
mag 19, 2012
77
64
5
2
0
2
0
1
R5 Decision - Split
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Masvidal
dic 17, 2011
118
100
0
1
1
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Daley
apr 9, 2011
33
6
2
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Gilbert Melendez
Shinya Aoki
Strikeforce - Nashville
apr 17, 2010
69
11
0
0
0
1
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Evolution
dic 19, 2009
103
74
0
2
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
ago 15, 2009
62
17
2
1
2
0
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Diaz
apr 11, 2009
20
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Thomson
giu 27, 2008
100
44
6
0
1
0
3
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
Gabe Lemley
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Le
mar 29, 2008
44
6
2
0
0
0
6
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Gilbert Melendez
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
dic 31, 2007
8
14
7
3
3
2
4
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gilbert Melendez
Tetsuji Kato
Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion
set 29, 2007
52
28
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gilbert Melendez
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
dic 31, 2006
62
41
3
4
0
0
2
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gilbert Melendez
Nobuhiro Obiya
PRIDE Bushido 12
ago 27, 2006
54
9
4
1
0
1
9
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Revenge
giu 9, 2006
98
45
5
7
0
2
0
1
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
mar 10, 2006
29
1
3
0
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Gilbert Melendez
Olaf Alfonso
WEC 10: Bragging Rights
mag 21, 2004
83
10
4
0
0
1
11
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Gilbert Melendez
WEC 6: Return of a Legend
mar 27, 2003
36
4
2
1
0
0
6
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Gilbert Melendez
Gary Quan
WEC 5: Halloween Fury
ott 18, 2002
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R1 KO/TKO

Biografia

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

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