Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez

El Niño

  • 22 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Age
    39
  • Height
    69 in 175 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    145.5 lbs 66 kg
  • Reach
    73 in 185 cm
  • Leg reach
    40 in 102 cm
  • Born
    Santa Ana, United States
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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    12 (55%)

  • DEC

    10 (45%)

  • SUB

    0

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    0

  • DEC

    7 (88%)

  • SUB

    1 (12%)

  • 15:1461

    Avg fight time

    33

    First round finishes

  • 16:2916

    Average fight time in the UFC

    88

    Number of fights in the UFC

  • 1.001.00

    Takedowns per bout

    88

    Takedowns Landed

  • 2828

    Takedown Attempted

    29%29

    Successful takedown

  • 62%62

    Takedown Defense

    2.812.81

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

  • 2.732.73

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

    371371

    Sig. strikes landed

  • 12991299

    Sig. strikes attempted

    29%29

    Accented punches accuracy

  • 58%58

    Sig. strikes defense

    537537

    Punches dealt

  • 14831483

    Punches thrown

    36%36

    Striking Accuracy

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 7
PFC 2
QMMA 2
ROTR 2
SF 12
SUG 1
WEC 3
Not defined 4

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    313 (84%)

  • Clinch

    49 (13%)

  • Ground

    9 (3%)

Head

289

78%

Body

59

16%

Legs

23

6%

PRO Results

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Sean O'Malley

    12.12.2019 • Quintet Ultra • Grappling

    Round
    1

    Time
    8.00

    22 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Quintet Ultra

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      8 min one round

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS James Krause

    12.12.2019 • Quintet Ultra • Grappling

    Round
    1

    Time
    8.00

    22 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    27 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Quintet Ultra

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      8 min one round

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Arnold Allen

    06.07.2019 • UFC 239

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 239

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      +265 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      117

    • Sig. Strikes

      113

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Pat Healy

    12.05.2019 • Submission Underground 8 • Grappling

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    31 - 24 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Submission Underground 8

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5 min one round

  • Melendez VS Arnold Allen

    30.11.2018 • The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale • Status: cancelled

    22 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Jeremy Stephens

    09.09.2017 • UFC 215

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    25 - 14 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 215

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -120 Near Even

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      130

    • Sig. Strikes

      129

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Edson Barboza

    23.07.2016 • UFC on FOX 20

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 20

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      +205 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      135

    • Sig. Strikes

      129

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Melendez VS Al Iaquinta

    15.07.2015 • UFC Fight Night 71 • Status: cancelled

    22 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 71

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Eddie Alvarez

    13.06.2015 • UFC 188

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    25 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 188

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)

    • Odds

      -155 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      187

    • Sig. Strikes

      129

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Anthony Pettis

    06.12.2014 • UFC 181

    Round
    2

    Time
    6.53

    Method
    Submission

    22 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 181

    • Title bout

      Challenger — UFC Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      +275 Moderate Underdog

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      119

    • Sig. Strikes

      78

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Melendez VS Khabib Nurmagomedov

    22.02.2014 • UFC 170 • Status: cancelled

    22 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    21 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 170

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Diego Sanchez

    19.10.2013 • UFC 166

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    21 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    24 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 166

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)

    • Odds

      -550 Heavy Favorite

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      253

    • Sig. Strikes

      250

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Benson Henderson

    20.04.2013 • UFC on FOX 7

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    21 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 7

    • Title bout

      Challenger — UFC Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +270 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      204

    • Sig. Strikes

      191

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Melendez VS Pat Healy

    12.01.2013 • Strikeforce • Status: cancelled

    21 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    25 - 16 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Melendez VS Pat Healy

    29.09.2012 • Strikeforce • Status: cancelled

    21 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    25 - 16 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Odds

      -1200 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Josh Thomson

    19.05.2012 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    20 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      -600 Huge Favorite

    Statistics Gilbert Melendez
    • Total Strikes

      338

    • Sig. Strikes

      280

    • Takedowns

      5

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Jorge Masvidal

    17.12.2011 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    19 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    22 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      -330 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Tatsuya Kawajiri

    09.04.2011 • Strikeforce

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.14

    Method
    KO/TKO

    18 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    27 - 6 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Elbows

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -310 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Shinya Aoki

    17.04.2010 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    23 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -160 Slight Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Josh Thomson

    19.12.2009 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    16 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Interim Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -110 Near Even

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Mitsuhiro Ishida

    15.08.2009 • Strikeforce

    Round
    3

    Time
    13.56

    Method
    KO/TKO

    15 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 5 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Vacant — Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      -205 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Rodrigo Damm

    11.04.2009 • Strikeforce

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.02

    Method
    KO/TKO

    14 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -430 Heavy Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Josh Thomson

    27.06.2008 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    14 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      -413 Heavy Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Gabe Lemley

    29.03.2008 • Strikeforce

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.18

    Method
    KO/TKO

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Champion — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -656 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Mitsuhiro Ishida

    31.12.2007 • Yarennoka!

    Round
    2

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Yarennoka!

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      10-5 two rounds

    • Division

      70 kg (155.0 lbs)

    • Fighter weight

      156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)

    • Odds

      -303 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Tetsuji Kato

    29.09.2007 • Strikeforce

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    12 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)

    • Odds

      -700 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Tatsuya Kawajiri

    31.12.2006 • Pride Shockwave 2006

    Round
    2

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    11 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 3 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Pride Shockwave 2006

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      10-5 two rounds

    • Division

      73 kg (160.9 lbs)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      +105 Near Even

  • Melendez VS Shinya Aoki

    05.11.2006 • Pride Bushido 13 • Status: cancelled

    11 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Pride Bushido 13

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      10-5 two rounds

    • Division

      73 kg (160.9 lbs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Nobuhiro Obiya

    26.08.2006 • Pride Bushido 12

    Round
    2

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    10 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Pride Bushido 12

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      10-5 two rounds

    • Division

      73 kg (160.9 lbs)

    • Fighter weight

      155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Clay Guida

    09.06.2006 • Strikeforce

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    9 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Title bout

      Challenger — Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Harris Sarmiento

    10.03.2006 • Strikeforce

    Round
    2

    Time
    5.44

    Method
    KO/TKO

    8 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    20 - 12 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Rumina Sato

    20.08.2005

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    7 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    23 - 8 - 2

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Naoya Uematsu

    04.05.2005

    Round
    2

    Method
    KO/TKO

    6 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 3 - 2

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Hiroyuki Takaya

    14.12.2004

    Round
    3

    Method
    Decision

    5 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    4 - 0 - 1

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Kaynan Kaku

    20.11.2004

    Round
    2

    Method
    KO/TKO

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Olaf Alfonso

    21.05.2004 • WEC 10

    Round
    3

    Time
    14.54

    Method
    KO/TKO

    3 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      WEC 10

    • Title bout

      Vacant — WEC Vacant Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Stephen Palling

    10.10.2003

    Round
    2

    Method
    KO/TKO

    2 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 4 - 1

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Jeff Hougland

    27.03.2003 • WEC 6

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.05

    Method
    KO/TKO

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      WEC 6

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Melendez VS Gary Quan

    18.10.2002 • WEC 5

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.37

    Method
    KO/TKO

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      WEC 5

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

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