Gilbert Melendez Net Worth

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Gilbert Melendez Wiki Biography

Gilbert Melendez was born on 12 April 1982, in Santa Ana, California USA, and is a mixed martial artist best known from competing in PRIDE FC, Shooto and Rumble on the Rocks.

So just how rich is Gilbert Melendez as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Gilbert’s net worth is as high as $400,000, his wealth accumulated from his wrestling career which began in 2002.

Gilbert Melendez Net Worth $400,000

Melendez attended Santa Ana High School and started wrestling there, then enrolled into San Francisco State University where he was studying liberal arts, however, he never graduated; nonetheless, he has stated that he would like to get a college degree someday. After his college years, he was introduced to mixed martial arts (MMA) by his close friend Jake Shield, and started training in the sport, meantime also working as a waiter. Melendez started off his career with numerous wins and was starting to gain reputation and recognition, so went on to participate in the first WEC Lightweight Championship, and with notable performances there won, and making a name for himself – at that point Melendez was still never defeated. He went on to compete in Shooto in Japan, beating Hiroyuki Takaya, then in the forthcoming period, he continued to defeat his opponents in TKO, to reach the record of 8-0 and went on to win against Harris Sarmiento, so Gilbert’s career was at its peak at that time.

In the following years he went on to win several more championships, including his first PRIDE FC by unanimous decision. He had a lot on his plate during the late ‘00s, but remained unbeaten until New Year’s Eve in 2007, his career continuing to grow. Shortly after the two subsequent losses he had, he went on to rematch with the players who beat him, winning both of the times. In the same fashion, he continued participating in several championships, receiving positive response from the critics and gaining plenty of attention from both media and fans. It is safe to say that by this time he became widely known as the notorious ‘’ El Niño’’ in the wrestling industry.

As of 2013, Gilbert received offers from three most recognized martial arts companies – Bellator, World Series of Fighting and Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was originally supposed to sign a contract with Bellator, but ended up with UFC, where he became a coach on ‘’The Ultimate Fighter 2.0’’ martial arts reality television show, however, alongside coaching he continued wrestling. In the same year, Gilbert starred in a martial arts documentary entitled ‘’Fight Life’’ alongside his teammate and friend Jake Shields. In conclusion, Melendez remains an important persona in the wrestling world to this day. He is widely known as a fighter who has won a large proportion of all the matches he has played. As of 2017, Melendez is still competing in martial arts.

In his personal life, Gilbert married Muay Thai fighter, Keri Anne Taylor, in 2013; the couple has a daughter born in 2010.

Full NameGilbert Melendez
Net Worth$400,000
Date Of BirthApril 12, 1982
Place Of BirthSanta Ana, California, United States
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight86 Kg
ProfessionMixed martial artist
EducationSan Francisco State University
SpouseKeri Anne Taylor
ChildrenLeylakay Valentina Melendez
ParentsGilbert Melendez Sr.
MoviesDragon Eyes, Supreme Champion
1Melendez and his girlfriend Keri Anne have a daughter born August 8, 2010.
2Before becoming a professional fighter, he worked as a waiter and he also had a job at a Fairtex gear shop, which would later be one of his sponsors.
3Final holder of the Strikeforce (2009) Lightweight World Title, with the most title defenses in the promotion's history.
4Second winner of the Strikeforce (2009) Lightweight World Title.


UFC Ultimate Insider2015TV Series
The Ultimate Fighter2014TV Series
Dragon Eyes2012Trey
Supreme Champion2010Logger


Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final2012TV MovieHimself
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey2012TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal2011TV SpecialHimself
MMAthletics2011TV SeriesHimself
EA Sports MMA2010Video GameHimself
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 22010TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
MMA Live2010TV SeriesHimself - MMA Analyst
CBS Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights2010TV MovieHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV SeriesHimself: Strikeforce Fighter
MMA H.E.A.T.2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Strikeforce: Miami2010TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Strikeforce: Evolution2009TV MovieHimself
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg2009TV MovieHimself
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields2009TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz2009TV SpecialHimself
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson2008TV MovieHimself
Inside MMA2008TV SeriesGuest
Elite XC2008TV SeriesHimself
Yarennoka!: New Years Eve 20072007TV MovieHimself
BodogFight2007TV SeriesHimself - Jake Shields' Corner
Pride Shockwave 20062006TV MovieHimself - Fighter
Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round2006TV MovieHimself
World Series of Fighting 34: Gaethje vs. Firmino2016TV MovieHimself - Jake Shields' Corner
UFC Ultimate Insider2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
UFC: Road to the Octagon2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum2015TV SpecialHimself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
World Series of Fighting 14: Shields vs. Ford2014TV MovieHimself - Jake Shields' Corner
Fight Life2014DocumentaryHimself
Mexican Fighter2013DocumentaryHimself
UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 32013TV SpecialHimself
American Brawler2013Himself
UFC on Fox2013TV SeriesHimself
UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez2013TV SpecialHimself
Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman2012TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee

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