- Birth Name Gilbert Melendez
- Birth Place Santa Ana, California,
- Famous Name Gilbert Melendez
- Father Gilbert Melendez Sr.
- Net Worth $500 thousand
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Keri Anne Taylor (m. 2013)
- Divorce Unknown
- Children N/A
If you love the game of mixed martial arts then you cannot ignore the presence of Gilbert Melendez. He is an American Mixed martial artist who fought at Featherweight and currently competes at Lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former WEC Lightweight Champion. Twice he won the Strikeforce Lightweight Champion. Moreover, he also participated and performed in PRIDE FC, Shooto, and Rumble on the Rock. Gilbert Melendez was born on April 12, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, United States. He is an American by his nationality. His birth sign is Aries. He was born to Gilbert Melendez Sr. He made his parents proud with his amazing career achievement.
Gilbert Melendez was raised in his birthplace. He attended Santa Ana High School. He wrestled at his high school. From his early age, he has a keen interest in combat (fighting) sport. Later, he attended San Francisco University and studied to become a teacher. His goal was to be a teacher. Before becoming a fighter, he served as a waiter and worked at Fairtex gear shop.
Gilbert Melendez made his career debut in the World Extreme Cagefighting. He managed to win his first three fights. Later on June 9, 2006, he won the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship. He defeated Clay Guida by a split decision. He landed at UFC in 2013. On April 20, 2013, he played debut match against the Benson Henderson. The fight was won by his opponent. In his second match, he managed to win the fight against the Diego Sanchez. On July 23, 2016, he competed against Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 20. His opponent defeated him via unanimous decision.
Gilbert Melendez private life is as perfect as him and his career. He proved that he is loyal in the relationship with his present wife. He married Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez. His wife Keri is also a professional fighter. She made a record as a pro (Muay Thai and Kickboxing). The stable relationship of the lovely couple does show any sign of divorce. He has a lovely daughter from his wife. She was born on August 8, 2010. He and his teammates Jake shields and the Diaz brothers also featured in the mixed martial arts documentary named “Fight Life”, it was directed by James Z. Feng. The producer of the film was Rill Films. He also provided commentary for ESPN. He was the coach of the season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter for the UFC.
Gilbert Melendez is highly acclaimed for his noteworthy performance. He has a pivotal role in his professional career. He brings fortune amount of salary for his family. He revealed his net worth to his fans. His estimated net worth is around $500 thousand. He has a thousand of fans on Instagram and Twitter. More recent news and info about his life and bio can be from Wiki.