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Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert "El Niño" Melendez is a Mexican-American mixed martial artist who has fought at Featherweight and currently fights at Lightweight in 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 holds the distinction of being one of a select group of fighters who have ever been ranked #1 in the world in two weight classes in MMA, among the likes of Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Randy Couture, Kazushi Sakuraba, and BJ Penn. Melendez was nicknamed after the infamous El Niño storm that wreaks havoc across the Pacific Rim. It was given to him by a Japanese broadcaster describing his fight-style and the manner in which he stormed through the Shooto Featherweight division


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Born:
Apr 12, 1982
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
Movie UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos 2019-07-06
Latest Project:
In the movie WEC 5: Halloween Fury 2002-10-18
Known For
Poster of UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2
Poster of UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko
Poster of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals: Barnett vs. Cormier
Poster of WEC 10: Bragging Rights
Filmography
Movie UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos self
Movie UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Himself
Movie UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko Himself
Movie UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Himself
Movie UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II Gilbert Melendez
Movie Mexican Fighter himself
Movie UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III Unknown
Movie UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez Himself
Series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Himself
Movie Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals: Barnett vs. Cormier Unknown
Movie Fight Life Himself
Movie Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal himself
Movie Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley himself
Movie Strikeforce: Nashville Unknown
Movie Supreme Champion Logger
Movie Strikeforce: Evolution Himself
Movie Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Himself
Movie Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz Unknown
Movie Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson Unknown
Movie Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le Unknown
Movie Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion Himself
Movie Pride Shockwave 2006 Unknown
Movie Pride Bushido 12 Unknown
Movie Strikeforce: Revenge himself
Movie Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie himself
Movie WEC 10: Bragging Rights Himself
Movie WEC 6: Return of a Legend Himself
Movie WEC 5: Halloween Fury Himself