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Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Ivan Menjivar defeats Charlie Valencia via KO/TKO at 1:30 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Ivan "Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar
Mmaweekly large Charlie Valencia

Round 1

Ivan Menjivar Charlie Valencia

"Pride of El Salvador"

21-8-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-6-0
Climbed to 22-8   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-7
-195 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
Sv El Salvador   Nationality   Us United States
Montreal, Quebec   Fighting out of   Ontario, California
28 years, 11 months   Age at Fight   36 years, 5 months, 2 days
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'3" (161cm)
66.5" (169cm)   Reach   64.5" (164cm)
Tristar Gym   Gym   Millennia MMA
UFC 129
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
  • Date: Saturday 04.30.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims, Shown on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Menjivar Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Valencia Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Menjivar vs. Valencia Wiki Update Wiki

In the fourth bout of UFC 129, Ivan Menjivar took on Charlie Valencia in a matchup that streamed live on Facebook.com. Menjivar came into the bout 0-2 in prior UFC/WEC competition, while Valencia entered at 5-4 in prior WEC fights, and was making his debut in the UFC.

Valencia attacked with a kick to the midsection, while Menjivar came back with one of his own. The fighters clinched up and a pair of nice elbows connected in the clinch from Menjivar. The second elbow crushed Valenci's nose, sending him to the mat and covering up. Menjivar blasted away with punches as Valencia turned, forcing John McCarthy to jump in at just 1:30 of the opening round.

Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Ivan Menjivar commented, "Man we love the sport, I wish everybody continues to support us, and thank you to TriStar gym... thank you to everybody the gym, my God, thank you everybody!"

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:27 PM ET
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