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Brian Melancon

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Nationality  American
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
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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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Background

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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.

Early career

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Melancon compiled a 5−1 record before signing with Strikeforce.

Strikeforce

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Melancon made his promotional debut against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. He lost the fight via split decision.

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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.

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