This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (PSUAC, Utah)
Pro Record: 18-22-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Elite Performance
Age: 31
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 10 Inch(es).
Weight: 185 lbs.
Out of: Bountiful, UT

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Brandon Melendez's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/28/2013 Loss Jorge Lopez Showdown Fights - XII Buchholz vs. Collard II TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:34
05/10/2013 Win Colton Vaughn Showdown Fights XI Submission Kimura 1 2:30
06/30/2012 Loss Mike Arrant Raptors - Rage In The Cage KO 1 0:48
* 01/20/2012 Loss Benjamin Smith Last Man Standing II MMA Tournament Decision Split Decision 1
11/18/2011 Loss Jarome Hatch Showdown Fights: Evolution Submission Guillotine Choke 1 2:11
08/20/2011 Win Cole Rose World Championship Full Contact: Pierpont Street Bash KO 1 0:16
06/10/2011 Loss Kyle Jackson Fight King: Explosion TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:47
02/12/2011 Loss Koffi Adzitso Fight King 5 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:45 Title Fight
11/12/2010 Win Tallon Torres Zar MMA Fight Night Submission Arm Bar 1 3:14
NSF 09/09/2010 Loss Travis Peak Kick Down 82: War in Wyoming Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:09 Title Fight
06/05/2010 Loss Jordan Smith World Championship Full Contact - WCFC 6/5/10 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 3:23
04/09/2010 Win J. T. Taylor Showdown Fights 4/9/10 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:31
11/20/2009 Loss Josh Burkman Throwdown V - Homecoming KO 1 4:14
NSF 08/18/2009 Win Ty Hamblin Idaho Fight League: Rage In The Cage Submission Triangle Choke 1 1:45
05/01/2009 Win Chris Kennedy Jeremy Horns Elite Fight Night 8 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/06/2008 Loss Rick Story Vancouver EWC9 Cage Fights - Pro Fights Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:17
NSF 07/26/2008 Loss Alonzo Martinez Victory Fighting Championships 24 Submission Guillotine Choke 2 0:00
07/19/2008 Win Gideon Ray Warriors Collide 4 Submission 1 3:22
06/23/2007 Loss Joe Lauzon UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Submission Triangle Choke 2 2:09
* 02/21/2007 Loss Gray Maynard UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Submission Guillotine Choke 2 4:07
* 02/06/2007 Win Andy Wang UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Decision 0
NSF 11/18/2006 Win Justin Wright Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 23 - Finals Submission Triangle Choke 2 2:13
NSF 09/09/2006 Win Jeremy Elisius Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 22 - Finals Submission Arm Bar 1 1:08
08/19/2006 Win John Cronk Kickdown Classic 28: Knock Out TKO/RSC 2 5:00
NSF 08/11/2006 Win Tim Wilde Xtreme MMA 4 Submission Arm Bar 1
NSF 06/24/2006 Win Gabriel Miranda Sport Fight 16: Clash at the Casino KO
NSF 06/17/2006 Loss Derek Downey Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 21 - Finals Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:50
NSF 04/08/2006 Loss Patrick Healy Sport Fight 15: Tribute Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 2:56
03/18/2006 Loss Eric Heinz Worldwide Fighting Championship: Final Countdown Submission 1 2:26
NSF 08/27/2005 Loss Blas Avena Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 16 - Finals Submission Guillotine Choke 2
06/18/2005 Loss Drew Fickett Ring of Fire 17: Unstoppable Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:27
NSF 05/28/2005 Loss Chris Wilson Sport Fight 10: Mayhem KO 1 4:10
NSF 04/29/2005 Win Travis Doerge X Fighting Championships: Dome of Destruction 1 Submission Verbal Submission from Strikes 1 2:33
NSF 03/05/2005 Win Shaun Beckett International Fighting Championship: Eve Of Destruction KO 1
NSF 01/08/2005 Win Brad Blackburn, Jr. Sport Fight 8: Justice Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/27/2004 Win Justin Wright Ultimate Combat Experience: Brawls of Fall 2 - Finals KO 1
NSF 09/25/2004 Loss Scott Anderson Cage Fighting Championship 2 Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 09/11/2004 Loss Justin Wright Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 11 - Finals Disqualification Illegal Strikes 1
NSF 07/10/2004 Win Steve Sharp Ultimate Combat Experience: Summer Slam 2 - Finals TKO/RSC 3
NSF 06/26/2004 Win Ray Perales Sport Fight 4: Fight For Freedom Submission Neck Crank 2
05/22/2004 Loss Carlos Condit Ring of Fire 12: Nemesis Submission Triangle Choke 1 0:50
NSF 09/20/2003 Loss Derek Downey Rocky Mountain Rumble 2003 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1
NSF 01/03/2003 Loss Hank Weiss Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 1 - Finals Submission 0 0:00

Brandon Melendez's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 08/12/2006 Win Ray Perales Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 22 - Episode 4 Submission Arm Bar 2 2:11
NSF 04/22/2006 Win Kyacey Uscola Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 20 - Episode 8 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1
NSF 02/18/2006 Win Benjamin Fuimaono Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 19 - Finals Submission Arm Bar 1 2:34
NSF 01/14/2006 Win Benjamin Fuimaono Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 19 - Episode 2 Submission Arm Bar 1 2:42
NSF 05/01/2004 Win Tim Croft Cage Fighting Championship 1 TKO/RSC 1 2:29
NSF 04/17/2004 Win Damion Douglas Sport Fight 3: Dome TKO/RSC 1
NSF 03/19/2004 Win John Paulson Sport Fight 2: On The Move Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 07/19/2003 Loss Hank Weiss Utah County Main Event Fighting Championships Unknown
NSF 05/17/2003 Win Alberto Rivera International Sport Combat Federation: Utah Fight Night Unknown
NSF 01/25/2003 Win John Sanders Showdown in the Octagon TKO/RSC
NSF 12/14/2002 Win Chris Rossiter Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 1: Episode 3 KO 1
NSF 12/07/2002 Win Ethan Warren Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 1: Episode 2 TKO/RSC Punches 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

At the age of eighteen, Brandon Melendez started grappling at the behest of a member of a gym he was working out at. Soon thereafter, he entered an eight man grappling tournament and made it to the finals with no formal jiu jitsu training at all. From then on, Brandon dedicated himself to mixed martial arts, joining the Elite Performance team in Salt Lake City. In Utah, a local station televises his fights and one of the announcers dubbed him " the Murderer". While unsettling to his grandmother, the nickname has stuck, and Brandon is looking to stay the competition on The Ultimate Fighter 5.

When not training, Brandon spends time with his wife Monika, and their children, daughter Alycia and son Malakhai. He enjoys rebuilding muscle cars, and is setting aside the 1971 GMC he is working on to train in Las Vegas with the coaches and other compettitors.