May 28, 1982 |
Port Neches, Texas, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Team||Paradigm Training Center|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
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.
Mixed martial arts career
Melancon compiled a 5−1 record before signing with Strikeforce.
Melancon next faced Felipe Portela at Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough and won via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||7 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||7–3||Kelvin Gastelum||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2||August 28, 2013||1||2:26||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–2||Seth Baczynski||KO (punches)||UFC 162||July 6, 2013||1||4:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–2||Felipe Portela||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough||September 23, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Isaac Vallie-Flagg||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–1||Derrick Krantz||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 5||January 29, 2011||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–1||Todd Moore||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 3||July 31, 2010||1||1:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Adam Schindler||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 20||May 27, 2010||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jarrett Jones||TKO (punches)||Steele Cage MMA 1||June 11, 2009||1||n/a||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Kenneth Battle||Submission (punches)||Urban Rumble Championships 4||May 23, 2009||1||1:35||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Adrian Barco||TKO (punches)||Urban Rumble Championships 3||January 24, 2009||1||1:35||Pasadena, California, United States|
- "Brian Melancon official UFC profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- Staff (2013-03-12). "Baczynski vs. Melancon added to July's UFC 162 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Staff (2013-07-23). "Brian Melancon replaces Paulo Thiago, meets Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- Staff. "Robert Whittaker vs. Brian Melancon added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
- Matt Erickson (2013-11-20). "Brian Melancon injury scraps bout with Robert Whittaker from UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- Staff (2013-11-20). "Melancon retires at 31". ufc.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.