May 30, 1985
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||242 lb (110 kg; 17 st 4 lb)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Heavyweight (265 lb)
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Team||Hard Drive Mixed Martial Arts, American Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Ellsworth Community College, University of Iowa|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Derrick Mehmen (born May 30, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division for the World Series of Fighting, but has primarily fought as a Light Heavyweight. Mehmen has also made appearances in Strikeforce, Bellator, and is known for his striking skills, with 11 of his 18 career wins coming by way of knockout.
Mehmen was a two-time conference high school wrestling champion for Denver High School in his hometown of Denver, Iowa, placing fourth in the state meet as a junior. He later became an NJCAA All-American at Ellsworth Community College, placing fifth in the 2007 national meet before transferring to the University of Iowa, where he continued to compete in collegiate wrestling after originally signing a letter of intent to compete for South Dakota State University. Mehmen majored in communication studies.
Mixed martial arts career
Bellator Fighting Championships
Mehmen made his Bellator debut against David Branch and lost via submission in the second round.
World Series of Fighting
Mehmen fought against Scott Barrett at World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock on January 18, 2014. Mehmen won the bout via unanimous decision.
Mehmen is married and has a daughter.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||18 wins||5 losses|
|Win||18–5||Dave Huckaba||Decision (unanimous)||World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor||June 21, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||17–5||Scott Barrett||Decision (unanimous)||World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock||January 18, 2014||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||16–5||Rolles Gracie, Jr.||KO (punch)||World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle||September 14, 2013||2||2:40||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Heavyweight debut|
|Win||15–5||Louis DeWerdt||Decision (unanimous)||Pinnacle Combat 13||May 3, 2013||3||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||14–5||Patrick Harman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pinnacle Combat 11||November 30, 2012||1||4:20||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||13–5||John Reed||TKO (punches)||Iowa Challenge 71||October 6, 2012||1||1:12||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||12–5||Gian Villante||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier||May 19, 2012||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||12–4||Rodney Wallace||Decision (unanimous)||WMMA 1: Fighting for a Better World||March 31, 2012||3||5:00||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–3||Roy Jones||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte||August 12, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–3||Matt Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Time 4: MMA Heavyweight Explosion||April 1, 2011||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Gareth Joseph||Decision (split)||World Extreme Fighting 45||January 22, 2011||3||5:00||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||10–2||Chase Waldon||TKO (punches)||Brutaal: Fight Night||June 19, 2010||1||1:14||Red Wing, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||9–2||Demetrius Richards||TKO (punches)||The Cage Inc: Battle at the Border 5||May 15, 2010||1||4:09||Hankinson, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||8–2||David Branch||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 15||April 22, 2010||2||0:26||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||190 lb catchweight|
|Win||8–1||Eric Poling||TKO (punches)||Soldiers of Fortune 1||November 7, 2009||1||2:50||Coralville, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Todd Monaghan||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA: Mehmen vs. Monaghan||August 22, 2009||1||1:33||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–1||Kyle Davis||Submission (choke)||Brutaal Fight Night: David and Goliath||April 11, 2009||3||0:42||Ames, Iowa, United States|
|Win||5–1||Lamar Coleman||TKO (punches)||Brutaal Fight Night: March Badness||March 6, 2009||1||2:00||Maplewood, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Mike Ciesnolevicz||Submission (guillotine choke)||Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny||December 11, 2008||1||1:46||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||4–0||Karl Kelly||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA 10: Reloaded||September 13, 2008||1||N/A||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rashad Brooks||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA 9: New Era||April 5, 2008||1||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Pete Staranko||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA 5: Heavy Duty||February 10, 2007||1||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jeremy Norwood||TKO (punches)||Iowa Challenge 30||September 9, 2006||2||0:53||Waterloo, Iowa, United States|
- "Strikeforce vet Derrick Mehmen signs with WSOF, moves to heavyweight". mmajunkie.com. June 17, 2013.
- "Rolles Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Neiman Gracie added to World Series of Fighting 5". mmajunkie.com. August 21, 2013.
- "WSOF 8 prelims take shape with four fights, including Barrett vs. Mehmen, Patishnock vs. Palomino". mmajunkie.com. December 21, 2013.
- "WSOF 10 main card finalized: Branch-Taylor now headlines, Griffin and Huckaba added". mmajunkie.com. May 5, 2014.