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Melvin Manhoef

Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef

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  • Name: Melvin Manhoef
  • MMA Record: 30-14-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: No Mercy
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 41 | Date of Birth: 1976.05.11
  • Last Fight: April 08, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Mikes Gym
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $85,000 USD
  • Born: Paramaribo, Suriname, Netherlands
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Amsterdam, Holland
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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Melvin Manhoef MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:15 Round 4 of 5, 18:15 Total

Br Rafael Carvalho
30-13-1 13-1-0

It Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2017.04.08
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
#25 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
Cancelled Bout Rafael Carvalho Bellator 168 2016.12.10
Reason: Carvalho Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Rafael Carvalho
30-12-1 12-1-0

Us Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2016.05.20
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:43 Round 1 of 3

Jp Hisaki Kato
29-12-1 5-1-0

Us Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.11.20
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
No Contest | KO/TKO
1:25 Round 2 of 3, 6:25 Total

Ru Alexander Shlemenko
29-12-1 51-9-0

Us Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.02.13
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#32 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
Cancelled Bout Michał Materla KSW 29 2014.12.06
Reason: Materla Broken Foot
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:32 Round 2 of 3, 5:32 Total

Us Joe Schilling
29-11-1 1-3-0

Us Bellator 131: Tito vs. Bonnar
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Doug Marshall
28-11-1 18-7-0

Us Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.09.19
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Br Evangelista Santos
27-11-1 19-15-0

Br Gringo SF 10
Main Event | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.04.27
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:09 Round 1 of 3

Pl Mamed Khalidov
27-10-1 26-4-2

Pl KSW 23: Khalidov vs. Manhoef
Main Event | Catchweight | 192 lbs

2013.06.08
Odds: +370 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 191.8 lbs (87.0 kgs) | Referee: Tomasz Bronder | Walkout Music: Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross - I'm a Boss
KSW 23 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brock Larson
27-9-1 36-7-0

Sg ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.04.05
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:50 Round 1 of 3

Ca Denis Kang
26-9-1 33-15-2

Jp Dream 18: Special NYE 2012
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.12.31
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.3 lbs (83.6 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Cancelled Bout Mamed Khalidov KSW 21 2012.12.01
Reason: Manhoef Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Jp Ryo Kawamura
25-9-1 15-6-4

Sg ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.10.06
Odds: -345 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kr Jae Young Kim
24-9-1 13-8-0

Kr Road FC 9: Beatdown
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.09.15
No Contest
2:08 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
24-9-1 11-2-0

Sg ONE FC 3: War of the Lions
Main Card | Catchweight | 195 lbs

2012.03.31
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 195.4 lbs (88.6 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Renato Sobral ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Tim Kennedy
24-8-1 12-3-0

Us Strikeforce: Columbus
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.03.05
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Mark Matheny
#48 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
7:38 Round 1 of 2

Jp Tatsuya Mizuno
24-7-1 8-5-0

Jp Dream 15: Light Heavyweight GP Opening Round
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 93 kg

2010.07.10
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Robbie Lawler
24-6-1 16-5-0

Us Strikeforce: Miami
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.01.30
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.8 lbs (84.3 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
#6 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#30 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#95 Greatest Fight of All Time
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
#15 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#17 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:49 Round 1 of 3

Jp Kazuo Misaki
23-6-1 22-9-2

Jp Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Middleweight

2009.12.31
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Cancelled Bout Zelg Galešić Dream 12 2009.10.25
Reason: Manhoef Injury
Loss | Submission | Armlock
2:36 Round 1 of 2

Br Paulo Filho
23-5-1 16-1-0

Jp Dream 10: Welterweight GP 2009 Final Round
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.07.20
Odds: +128 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.4 lbs (83.6 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:18 Round 1 of 2

Nz Mark Hunt
22-5-1 5-4-0

Jp Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

2008.12.31
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:28 Round 1 of 2

Nl Gegard Mousasi
22-4-1 22-2-1

Jp Dream 6: Middleweight GP 2008 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 84 kg

2008.09.23
Odds: +168 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:30 Round 1 of 2

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba
21-4-1 24-10-1

Jp Dream 4: Middleweight GP 2008 Second Round
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 84 kg

2008.06.18
Odds: -111 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:08 Round 1 of 2

Kr Dae Won Kim
20-4-1 11-4-0

Jp Dream 3: Lightweight GP 2008 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 84 kg

2008.05.11
Odds: -411 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Yosuke Nishijima
19-4-1 0-4-0

Jp K-1

2007.12.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:00 Round 1 of 3

Br Fábio Silva
18-4-1 10-3-0

Jp K-1: HERO'S Tournament Final
Main Card

2007.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Ci Bernard Ackah
17-4-1 2-0-0

Jp K-1: HERO'S Middleweight Tournament Opening Round
Co-Main Event

2007.07.16
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:17 Round 2 of 3, 6:17 Total

Kr Dong Sik Yoon
17-3-1 0-4-0

Us Dynamite!! USA
Main Card | Middleweight

2007.06.02
Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 192.0 lbs (87.1 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:36 Round 1 of 2

Jp Kazuo Takahashi
16-3-1 28-20-3

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 8
Main Card

2007.03.12
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:58 Round 1 of 2

Jp Yoshihiro Akiyama
15-2-1 7-1-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 7
Main Card

2006.10.09
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:04 Round 1 of 2

Jp Shungo Oyama
15-2-1 6-9-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 7
Main Card

2006.10.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
9:12 Round 1 of 2

Br Crosley Gracie
14-2-1 2-1-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 6
Main Card

2006.08.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb Ian Freeman
13-2-1 17-6-1

Gb Cage Rage

2006.07.01
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:51 Round 1 of 2

Jp Shungo Oyama
12-2-1 5-8-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 4
Main Card

2006.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:51 Round 2 of 3, 8:51 Total

Br Evangelista Santos
11-2-1 12-7-0

Gb Cage Rage

2006.02.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Fabio Piamonte

Gb Cage Rage

2005.09.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb Paul Cahoon

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2005.07.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Nl Bob Schrijber

Nl Netherlands Regional

2005.06.12
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Cz Ladislav Žák

Us Alabama Regional

2005.04.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fr Matthias Riccio

Gb Cage Rage

2005.02.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Nl Rodney Glunder

Nl Netherlands Regional

2004.05.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sk Slavomir Molnar

Cz Czech Republic Regional

2004.04.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ru Alexandr Garkushenko

Ru M-1 Global

2003.04.06
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Nl Bob Schrijber

Nl Netherlands Regional

2003.03.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Fi Mika Ilmen

Nl Netherlands Regional

2002.09.29
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Gb Paul Cahoon

Nl Fighting Network RINGS

2002.06.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Nl Husein Cift

Nl Netherlands Regional

2001.12.15
Draw

Nl Rodney Glunder

Nl Fighting Network RINGS

1999.06.20
Win | KO/TKO

Nl Jordy Jonkers

Nl Netherlands Regional

1995.12.02

Melvin Manhoef Wiki Update Wiki

One of the most explosive middleweight strikers in the world of professional MMA, Melvin Manhoef first gained recognition in the professional kickboxing realm, where he holds notable career victories over Stefan Lenko, Ramazan Ramazanov and many others. Manhoef’s first real success in mixed martial arts occurred in 2005, when he defeated Paul Cahoon to win the Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Championship with a first-round TKO. After winning the title, Manhoef would add several prominent names to his victims list over the next several years while competing in Europe and Japan, including Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, Kazushi Sakuraba, whom Manhoef delivered a vicious beating to, Mark Hunt, whom Manhoef knocked out for the first time, and Kazuo Misaki.


Manhoef’s strengths and weaknesses in the cage are clear. He is an elite striker with a sometimes suspect ground game. When fighters fail to steer the contest away from Manhoef’s strengths, they often wake up looking up at the arena lights. Throughout the duration of his MMA career, Manhoef has been to a total of only two decisions, finishing almost all of his fights by knockout or TKO. He is also known for an entertaining ring and cage entrance in which he is literally unleashed by his trainers from a dog collar around his neck.


On October 6th 2012, Melvin Manhoef fought Ryo Kawamura at ONE FC: Rise of Kings. At the end of the first round Manhoef landed a vicious right hand that knocked Kawamura out cold. 


Manhoef would then fight Denis Kang at DREAM 18, in what would be the promotion's swan song. Manhoef blitzed Kang, defeating the Pride veteran via TKO in only 50 seconds. 


Manhoef's victory over Kang would be his last win for almost a year and a half. He suffered back to back losses in 2013, first to Brock Larson at ONE FC: Kings and Champions on April 5. Larson would defeat Manhoef via unanimous decision. Manhoef then lost again to Mamed Khalidov at KSW 23 via guillotine choke.


Manhoef would bounce back with wins in his first two bouts of 2014. He first defeated Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos at Gringo Super 10 on April 27, 2014 via TKO only 46 seconds in the first round. Manhoef then bested Doug Marshall at Bellator 125, winning via KO.


Manhoef's last two appearances in Bellator have both been winless. First, Manhoef suffered a shocking KO upset to Joe Schilling at Bellator 131. Manhoef was heavily favored coming into the fight, as Schilling had only competed four times in MMA, with a then record of one win and three losses. Manhoef then fought former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko on February 13, 2015 at Bellator 133. Manhoef was knocked out early into round two, but the result was later overturned to a No Contest when Shlemenko tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.


After that, Manhoef was scheduled to fight Hisaki Kato at Bellator 146. Kato was coming off of an upset KO victory over Joe Schilling and was favored to win the fight, but Manhoef ended up winning the back and forth affair with a left hook knockout. That victory granted him a title shot against current Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho, the two are scheduled to meet on May 20, 2016 at Bellator 155.

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