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Gilbert Melendez Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 22-8-0

Melendez is from Santa Ana, California, of Mexican descent. He wrestled at Santa Ana High School. Melendez always enjoyed combat sports and competition, but did not start training in MMA until after college when he was introduced to the sport by his good friend and MMA fighter Jake Shields. Melendez attended San Francisco State University and was studying in liberal arts, he anticipated becoming a teacher but did not finish his college education and get a degree, on account of training for MMA and working outside of college. He has stated that someday he plans on finishing his college education. Before becoming a professional fighter, he worked as a waiter and he also had a job at a Fairtex gear shop, which would later be one of his sponsors.

Last Fight: Arnold Allen
Age: 40
Height 5'9"
Weight 155 lbs
Nick Name: "El Nino"
Nationality: United States
Association: Skrap Pack
22 Wins
KO / TKO
12
54%
Submission
1
4%
Decisions
10
45%
8 Losses
KO / TKO
0
0%
Submission
1
12%
Decisions
7
87%

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Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Style Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Team Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu El Niño Sports Fairtex Gym
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie
Years active 2002–present

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Gilbert Melendez next fight?
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Gilbert Melendez last fight?
Gilbert Melendez lost his last fight against Arnold Allen by Decision (Unanimous) on Jul. 06, 2019 at UFC 239 - Jones vs. Santos.
Is Gilbert Melendez retired?
Gilbert Melendez last fought Arnold Allen 3 years 2 months and 19 days ago, and should be considered inactive.
Should I bet on Gilbert Melendez?
Gilbert Melendez has a 73% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 76% of his fights.
Out of the 17 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -308 favorite, and out of 13 favored matches, he has won 76% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 4 matches, with a win rate of 0% and an odds average of +165.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 17 of Gilbert Melendez betting fights, you would have lost $326.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $284.
Where is Gilbert Melendez from?
Gilbert Melendez is from San Francisco, California, United States.
Has Gilbert Melendez ever been knocked out?
Gilbert Melendez has never lost via KO/TKO. Though he has lost 1 time by Submission (Guillotine Choke) to Anthony Pettis on Dec / 06 / 2014 at UFC 181 - Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
How long has Gilbert Melendez been fighting?
Gilbert Melendez has been fighting for a period of 16 years 9 months and 27 days, his first fight was on Aug. 10, 2002 at IFC - Night of the Warriors. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 50 minutes and 42 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Arnold Allen UFC 239 - Jones vs. Santos
Jul/06/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
loss Jeremy Stephens UFC 215 - Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2
Sep/09/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Jerin Valel 3 5:00
loss Edson Barboza UFC on Fox 20 - Holm vs. Shevchenko
Jul/23/2016
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Eddie Alvarez UFC 188 - Velasquez vs. Werdum
Jun/13/2015
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Anthony Pettis UFC 181 - Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Dec/06/2014
Submission (Guillotine Choke) John McCarthy 2 1:53
win Diego Sanchez UFC 166 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Oct/19/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
loss Benson Henderson UFC on Fox 7 - Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr/20/2013
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Josh Thomson Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Cormier
May/19/2012
Decision (Split) Dan Stell 5 5:00
win Jorge Masvidal Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Masvidal
Dec/17/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Tatsuya Kawajiri Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Daley
Apr/09/2011
TKO (Elbows) Cecil Peoples 1 3:14
win Shinya Aoki Strikeforce - Nashville
Apr/17/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 5 5:00
win Josh Thomson Strikeforce - Evolution
Dec/19/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 5 5:00
win Mitsuhiro Ishida Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
Aug/15/2009
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 3 3:56
win Rodrigo Damm Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Diaz
Apr/11/2009
KO (Punches) Josh Rosenthal 2 2:02
loss Josh Thomson Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Thomson
Jun/27/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Gabe Lemley Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Le
Mar/29/2008
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 2 2:18
loss Mitsuhiro Ishida Yarennoka - New Years Eve 2007
Dec/31/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 2 5:00
win Tetsuji Kato Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion
Sep/29/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Nelson Hamilton 3 5:00
win Tatsuya Kawajiri Pride FC - Shockwave 2006
Dec/31/2006
Decision (Unanimous) Samio Kimura 2 5:00
win Nobuhiro Obiya Pride - Bushido 12
Aug/26/2006
Decision (Unanimous) Moritaka Oshiro 2 5:00
win Clay Guida Strikeforce - Revenge
Jun/09/2006
Decision (Split) Cecil Peoples 5 5:00
win Harris Sarmiento Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar/10/2006
TKO (Submission to Punches) Herb Dean 2 0:44
win Rumina Sato Shooto - Alive Road
Aug/20/2005
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 1:32
win Naoya Uematsu Shooto - 5/4 in Korakuen Hall
May/04/2005
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Toshiharu Suzuki 2 4:30
win Hiroyuki Takaya Shooto - Year End Show 2004
Dec/14/2004
Decision (Unanimous) Toshiharu Suzuki 3 5:00
win Kaynan Kaku ROTR 6 - Rumble on the Rock 6
Nov/20/2004
TKO (Punches) Larry Landless 2 3:58
win Olaf Alfonso WEC 10 - Bragging Rights
May/21/2004
TKO (Punches) Jon Schorle 3 4:54
win Stephen Palling ROTR 4 - Rumble on the Rock 4
Oct/10/2003
TKO (Punches) Troy Mandaloniz 2 4:59
win Jeff Hougland WEC 6 - Return of a Legend
Mar/27/2003
TKO (Punches) Josh Rosenthal 2 2:05
win Gary Quan WEC 5 - Halloween Fury
Oct/18/2002
TKO (Punches) Josh Rosenthal 1 4:37
win Shawn Pretat
Amateur Fight
IFC - Night of the Warriors
Aug/10/2002
N/A 0 0:00
win Martin Moreno
Amateur Fight
IFC - Night of the Warriors
Aug/10/2002
N/A 0 0:00