Keri Melendez Biography

( 1984 - )
February 26, 2019
First published on:July 21, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Keri Melendez

Date of Birth: 1984, May 12
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Keri Anna Taylor
Birth Place San Francisco, California, United States
Famous Name Keri Melendez
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Bellator
Currently Married Yes
Married to Gilbert Melendez
Children Leylakya

Keri Anna Taylor-Melendez, a.k.a Keri Melendez is an American Female mixed martial artist currently signed to Bellator MMA under the Strawweight division. Previously, Melendez was ranked 147th out of 406 active US West women and is ranked as 61st female fighters out of 181 active Californian female MMA fighters. As of 2019, she ranked #63 by FAQ at Current Best Female Strawweight. 


Regarding her personal life, Keri Melendez, 34, is married and shares an adorable daughter with her husband, Gilbert Melendez. 

Keri Melendez's Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2019, her net worth is under-review, but together with her husband Gilbert, they have an estimated net worth of around $500,000.

The major source of Melendez’s earning is her professional MMA career. Currently, she is signed to Bellator MMA and has an undefeated record of 2-0. Her career disclosed earning is recorded $45,000.

Keri Melendez's Married, Wife, and Personal Life

Keri Melendez is a married woman. She tied the knot with UFC lightweight, Gilbert Melendez, in 2010. Melendez has worked as a crucial part of managing Gilbert's gym, the El Nino Training Center, in the San Francisco area.

As of now, the couple is blessed with a baby girl, named Leylakya, whom they welcome before their marriage.


@gilbertmelendez photo bombed us. Merry Christmas. 

A post shared by Keri Anne Taylor Melendez (@kerimelendez415) on

If we analyze Melendez’s social sites including Instagram and Twitter, she often shares pictures with his husband and daughter. It seems that the couple spent quality time with each other, not to mention they give equal care and attention to their child.

On 13th May 2018, Gilbert shared a beautiful picture of them via his official Instagram account, wishing Melendez happy birthday.

Keri Melendez's Bio and Early Life

A native of San Francisco, California, United States, Keri Melendez was born on the 12th of May 1984. Her star sign is Taurus and she is a white American MMA fighter currently in contract with Bellator MMA.

Melendez has shared very little about her early life. Hence, the Information related to her childhood, parents, siblings and educational background is still the subject of curiosity. 

Keri Melendez's Mixed Martial Arts Career

On 19th of September 2015, Keri Melendez made his professional MMA career debut against Hadley Griffith at Bellator 142: Dynamite 1. She won the fight via unanimous decision in the third round.

Melendez second bout came on 19th of November 2016, at Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson, where she defeated Sheila Padilla via TKO in the round one.

Melendez was scheduled to face, Sadee Monserrate Williams at Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva on 24th of June 2017, but the bout was canceled.

On 29th September 2018, she defeated Dakota Zimmerman at Bellator 206 Mousasi vs. MacDonald.

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