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Melvin Manhoef Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Melvin Manhoef Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who Is Melvin Manhoef?

Born May 11, 1976, Melvin Menhoef is a professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Surinamese-Dutch descent. He is a former Showtime Middleweight Champion in kickboxing, and was the Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion in MMA. He has formerly competed for Strikeforce, DREAM, and RINGS, and is currently competing in Bellator’s Middleweight division. Currently, he is #10 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Rankings.

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Melvin was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and moved to the Netherlands at age three. He played soccer during his early years and was then introduced to Muay Thai by his brother. In addition to his striking achievements, he is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Caio Terra. Melvin is also involved in a business venture, having founded World Fighting League, a kickboxing and MMA promotion. 

How Old Is Melvin Manhoef?

Born May 11, 1976, Melvin Manhoef is 45 years old.

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Melvin Manhoef’s Family

Melvin Manhoefs son, Million Manhoef, is a 19 year old Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Vitesse. Melvin’s cousin Ismael Londt is a professional kickboxer who is currently signed to ONE Championship. He was ranked as a top ten Heavyweight by Combat Press, and is the former SUPERKOMBAT Heavyweight Champion, as well as a two time SUPERKOMBAT Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament winner. Melvin’s cousin Cedric Manhoef is also a professional kickboxer and SUPERKOMBAT fighter who held the SUPERKOMBAT New heroes Middleweight Championship.

How Much Is Melvin Manhoef Worth?

It is estimated that Melvin Manhoef’s net worth is approximately $400 Million.

How Tall Is Melvin Manhoef?

Melvin Manhoef stands at 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

How Much Does Melvin Manhoef Weigh?

As he competes in the Light Heavyweight division, Melvin Manhoef weights approximately 205 pounds.

Melvin Manhoef Fight List

Melvin had his first fight at the age of 18 which resulted in a decision win. He entered the Cage Rage promotion in London in 2004, where he became the British Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Fabio Piamonte at Cage Rage 13. He was able to defend this title for 2 years before he joined Hero’s, a K-1 affiliate promotion in 2006. Following his signing to Hero’s, he won his first fight against Shungo Oyama at Hero’s 4 by technical knockout in the first round.

As his career began in the realm of kickboxing, Melvin has made the transition to focus more on MMA in recent years. At K-1 DYNAMITE!! USA he lost to Dong-sik Yoon by an armbar submission. Melvin had an impressive show against Kazushi Sakurba at Dream 4, winning 90 seconds into the first round after a powerful head kick followed by a barrage of hammerfists to win by TKO after circling the ring for the first minute. Due to this win, Melvin moved on to the semifinal round of the DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix. 

Melvin fought Gegard Mousasi at Dream 6. Mousasi was worried about Manhoef’s stand up game and quickly took the fight to the ground. Mousasi was able to secure the back of Manhoef and then transitioned to a triangle choke, finishing it for a submission win despite a big slam by Manhoef. Mousasi ended up winning the DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix.

Manhoef fought Mark Hunt at Dynamite!! 2008 as a late alternate at Heavyweight even though he usually fights at two weight classes below his opponent. Despite the size difference, Melvin knocked down Hunt in 18 seconds and followed it with a vicious ground and pound until the referee stopped the fight. This was the first time Hunt had been finished by knockout in his entire MMA career. Shortly after Melvin fought former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho in July 2009 at Dream 10. Melvin had early success on the feet, however he was taken down and submitted with an armbar in the first round.

Manhoef fought Robbie Lawler in January 2010 at Strikeforce: Miami to make his debut after signing a milt-year contract with Strikeforce. Manhof started the fight strong by landing several punches and heavy leg kicks, however he was knocked out in the first round.

After returning to the United States, Manhoaf faced Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson. Manhoef lost the fight in the first round by submission. 

In January 2012, it was announced that Manhoef had signed with ONE Championship. His first fight would be against Renato Sobral in the main event at ONE Fighting Championship 3. However, Manhoef ended up fighting Yoshiyuki Nakanishi after Sobral pulled out of the fight. Manhoef suffered an accidental leg injury in the first round, causing the fight to end in a no contest. Shortly after, Manhoef won by knockout against Ryo Kawamura, and then knocked out Dennis Kang, which put him on a three fight win streak by New Years Eve 2012.

On April 5, 2013 Manhoef fought UFC veteran Brock Larson at ONE FC. Manhoef controlled the standup game without issue causing Larson to run away, however Larson scored numerous takedowns in the last 2 rounds and Manhoef ended up losing by unanimous decision.

In July 2014 Bellator MMA announced that they had signed Melvin Manhoef. He won against Doug Marshall by a first round knockout during his Bellator debut at Bellator 125 in September 2014. Shortly after he fought Joe Schilling at Bellator 131 in November 2014. He lost by second round knockout after dropping Schilling twice in the first round.

After several more fights, Manhoef made a comeback to kickboxing, fighting Remy Bonjasky for the fourth time. He had lost to Bonjasky three times previously, but won their fourth bout by decision. After this fight he announced that he would retire from kickboxing to focus fully on MMA.

In May 2018 manhoef signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator. He had several more fights, and then took 2 years away from any MMA action. In his most recent bout, Manhoef was expected to face Simon Biyong at Bellator 248 in October 2020, however the bout was canceled and Manhoef ended up facing Corey Anderson at Bellator 151 in November 2020 instead. Manhoef lost by TKO in the second round.

Melvin Manhoef Best Fight Of All Time

Melvin Manhoef’s best fight of all time is widely considered to be his fight against Mark Hunt at Dynamite!! 2008. Melvin moved up two weight classes to the Heavyweight division for this fight. Melvin won the fight by knockout in 18 seconds, and Hunt had never been knocked out in his career up until that point. Having knocked out an opponent such as Hunt who was much bigger than Manhoef, this ranks as one of his most impressive performances. 

Who Did Melvin Manhoef Lose To?

In his kickboxing career Melvin has lost to Samir Benazzous, Les;ey Nijman, Ashwin Balrak, Remy Bonjasky, Dzevad Poturak, Ray Sefo, Kyotaro, Gokhan Saki, Tyrone Spong, Zabit Samedov, Filip Verlinden, Cesar Cordobo, and Alexander Negrea.

In his MMA career Melvin has lost to Bob Schrijber, Rodney Glunder, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Dong Sik Yoon, Gegard Mousasi, Paulo Filho, Robbie Lawler, Tatsuya Mizuno, ™ Kennedy, Brock Larson, Mamed Khalidov, Joe Schilling, Rafael Carvalho, and Corey Anderson.

Melvin Manhoef’s Record?

Melvin Manhoef holds a kickboxing record of 38-14, and a MMA record of 32-15 with 1 draw and 2 no contests.

Melvin Manhoef Injuries

The only documented injury for Melvin Manhoef was his shin injury that occured in his fight against Yoshiyuki Nakanishi. The fight ended in a no contest due to Manhoef’s injury.

Is Melvin Manhoef Retired?

Melvin Manhoef is not retired, and currently has an active contract with Bellator MMA.

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