Quick Facts Of Gilbert Melendez

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Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez is a popular American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is best known as one of the successful MMA fighters. Gilbert is a two-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and a former WEC Lightweight Champion. He had also competed in PRIDE, FC, Shooto, and Rumble on the Rock. He was nicknamed after the El Nino storm, which was given to him by a Japanese broadcaster describing his fight-style and the manner in which he stormed through the Shooto Lightweight division. Before becoming a professional fighter, Gilbert worked as a waiter and he also had a job at a Fairtex gear shop, which would later be one of his sponsors.

Personal Details

Nationality American
Place Of Birth Santa Ana, California
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Horoscope Aries
Best Known For For winning International Fighting Championships
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Source of Wealth MMA Career

Family Details

Father Gilbert Melendez Sr.
Wife Keri Anne Taylor

Body Status

Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Build/Type Athletic

Net Worth & Salary

Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million


High School Santa Ana High School
University San Francisco State University

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