Role Mixed Martial Artist
Martial art Mixed martial arts
Name Brian Melancon
Trained by Ricco Rodriguez
|Trainer Ricco Rodriguez|
Weight 77 kg
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Height 1.73 m
Wins by knockout 4
|Born May 28, 1982 (age 33)
Port Neches, Texas, United States (1982-05-28) |
Division Welterweight(2010-2013) Lightweight (2009-2010)
Fighting out of Houston, Texas, United States
Team Paradigm Training Center
Similar People Robbie Lawler, Benson Henderson, Tyron Woodley, Johny Hendricks, Lyoto Machida
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Brian Melancon (born May 28, 1982) is a retired American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the UFC's Welterweight division. A professional competitor from 2009-2013, Melancon also formerly competed for Strikeforce and Bellator.
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- Ufc 162 post fight interview brian melancon
- Early career
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ufc 162 post fight interview brian melancon
Born and raised in Port Neches, Texas, Melancon played baseball, competing at Port Neches-Groves High School. Melancon then attended Lamar University and pursued a career in physical therapy, later earning a master's degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. At the age of 24, Melancon began training in mixed martial arts to keep himself in shape.
Melancon compiled a 5−1 record before signing with Strikeforce.
Melancon made his promotional debut against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. He lost the fight via split decision.
Melancon next faced Felipe Portela at Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough and won via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Melancon made his UFC debut by knocking out Seth Baczynski on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162 at the end of the first round.
Melancon faced Kelvin Gastelum on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27, replacing an injured Paulo Thiago. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Melancon was expected to face Robert Whittaker on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. However, Melancon pulled out of the bout and subsequently announced his retirement due to renal stress as a result of frequent weight cutting. Whittaker was subsequently removed from the card as well.