Gilbert Melendez

"El Niño"
22 8
Wins Losses
Birth date April 12, 1982 (age 38)
Birth place Santa Ana, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Reach 73 in (1.85 m)
Former two-time Strikeforce Lightweight Champion
Former Strikeforce Lightweight Interim Champion
Former WEC Lightweight Champion

UFC Rankings

Fights

LOSS
Gilbert Melendez
UFC 239
Jul 6, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez #14 [LW]
UFC 215
Sep 9, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez
UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko
Jul 23, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez #4
UFC 188
Jun 13, 2015
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez #1
UFC 181
Dec 6, 2014
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 1:53
WIN
Gilbert Melendez #2
UFC 166
Oct 19, 2013
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez #1
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr 20, 2013
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
May 19, 2012
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal
Dec 17, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Apr 9, 2011
TKO (elbows)
R1 – 3:14
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Shinya Aoki
Strikeforce: Nashville
Apr 17, 2010
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Evolution
Dec 19, 2009
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
Aug 15, 2009
TKO (punches)
R3 – 3:56
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Rodrigo Damm
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
Apr 11, 2009
KO (punches)
R2 – 2:02
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
Jun 27, 2008
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Gabe Lemley
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
Mar 29, 2008
TKO (punches)
R2 – 2:18
LOSS
Gilbert Melendez
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Yarennoka!
Dec 31, 2007
Decision (unanimous)
R2 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Tetsuji Kato
Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion
Sep 29, 2007
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
PRIDE FC: Shockwave 2006
Dec 31, 2006
Decision (unanimous)
R2 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Nobuhiro Obiya
Pride - Bushido 12
Aug 26, 2006
Decision (unanimous)
R2 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Revenge
Jun 9, 2006
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Harris Sarmiento
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar 10, 2006
Submission (punches)
R2 – 0:44
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Rumina Sato
Shooto: Alive Road
Aug 20, 2005
TKO (doctor stoppage)
R1 – 1:32
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Naoya Uematsu
Shooto: 5/4 in Korakuen Hall
May 4, 2005
TKO (doctor stoppage)
R2 – 4:30
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Hiroyuki Takaya
Shooto: Year End Show 2004
Dec 14, 2004
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Kaynan Kaku
Rumble on the Rock 6
Nov 20, 2004
TKO (punches)
R2 – 3:58
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Olaf Alfonso
WEC 10
May 21, 2004
TKO (punches)
R3 – 4:54
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Stephen Palling
Rumble on the Rock 4
Oct 10, 2003
TKO (punches)
R2 – 4:59
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Jeff Hougland
WEC 6
Mar 27, 2003
TKO (punches)
R2 – 2:05
WIN
Gilbert Melendez
Greg Quan
WEC 5
Oct 18, 2002
TKO (punches)
R1 – 4:37