|Gilbert Melendez Wiki/Profile|
|Name/Famous as||Gilbert Melendez|
|Born||Santa Ana, CA|
|Birthday||April 12, 1982|
|Age||37 years old|
|Other Name||Gilbert, Melendez|
Gilbert Melendez Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, body measurements, family, career, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details. He unsuccessfully challenged Benson Henderson for the UFC Lightweight title on April 20, 2013.
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Gilbert Melendez Biography
Gilbert Melendez is best known as a MMA Fighter. UFC lightweight was a two-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion. Gilbert Melendez was born on April 12, 1982 in Santa Ana, CA. He studied education at San Francisco State University before starting his amateur fighting career. Gilbert Melendez is one of the most successful MMA Fighter. He has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on April 12, 1982.
Gilbert Melendez (born April 12, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and a former WEC Lightweight Champion. He also competed in PRIDE FC, Shooto and Rumble on the Rock.
Melendez was expected to face Pat Healy for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship on September 29, 2012 in Sacramento, California. It was announced on September 22, 2012 that Melendez suffered an injury and had to withdraw from the fight. Due to Melendez’ injury, Showtime opted not to air the card without the main event, thus causing Strikeforce to cancel the card becoming the second MMA card cancelled within a month under the Zuffa organization.
He also has a position among the list of Most popular MMA Fighter. Gilbert is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 37 years old.
Family: Parents, Children & Relatives
His longtime girlfriend, Keri Anne, gave birth to his first daughter, Keylakay, in August 2010. He and Keri Anne got married in 2013. He has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.
Melendez won the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship from future UFC veteran Clay Guida by a split decision on June 9, 2006.
A rematch between Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri took take place on April 9, 2011 at Strikeforce 33 in April. Melendez dominated his opponent showing excellent striking, knocking down Kawajiri with a right hand near the beginning of the fight. Melendez then again knocked down Kawajiri with a combination of knees to the body and a right hook followed by a right uppercut. The beginning of the end came when Melendez sprawled one of Kawajiri’s takedowns and then began landing short left hands which knocked Kawajiri down into half-guard where Melendez began landing vicious right elbows before the referee stopped the fight declaring Melendez the winner by TKO 3:14 into the first round.
|Other Relatives||Not Available|
Melendez then faced Mitsuhiro Ishida at the Yarennoka! event on New Year’s Eve in 2007 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Melendez received his first career loss against the Japanese fighter by unanimous decision.
Age, Height & Measurements
Gilbert Melendez current age 37 years old years old. He born under the Aries horoscope as Gilbert's birth date is April 12. Gilbert Melendez height 6 Feet 2 Inches (Approx) & weight 306 lbs (138.7 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.
Melendez held the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship belt for two years before losing it on June 27, 2008 to Josh Thomson by unanimous decision (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson.
|Height||6 Feet 3 Inches (Approx)|
|Weight||307 lbs (139.2 kg) (Approx)|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||12 (US), 11 (UK), 46.5 (EU), 29.5 (CM)|
On December 19, 2009, Melendez fought Josh Thomson to unify the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship belts. Melendez won the fight via unanimous decision to become the Strikeforce Lightweight Champion. With the win he also avenged the second of his only two losses to date.
Gilbert Melendez Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth: $400 Thousand
Gilbert Melendez net worth has been growing significantly. Gilbert Melendez’s most of wealth comes from being a successful MMA Fighter. We have estimated Gilbert's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth||$400 Thousand|
|Source of Income||MMA Fighter|
|Source of Income||MMA Fighter|
|Verification Status||Not Verified|
On August 15, 2009, Melendez was again set to rematch Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg but Thomson was not cleared to fight, due to lingering problems with his leg. Mitsuhiro Ishida was selected to replace Thomson in what became Melendez’ first Interim title defense.
Who is Gilbert Melendez Dating?
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|Currently Dating With||Under Review|
|Previously Dated with||Not Known|
|Is Gilbert Melendez married or Single?||Unknown|
Melendez and his wife Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez have a daughter born August 8, 2010. Keri Anne is a Muay Thai fighter with a 3-1 record as a pro (Muay Thai and Kickboxing). She also has a knockout win as an MMA fighter.
Melendez successfully defended the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship against current DREAM Lightweight Champion and former Shooto Middleweight Champion Shinya Aoki on April 17, 2010.
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