Chad
Mendes
16-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Featherweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 16-2-0
Summary: Wrestling, speed, power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Money
From: Hanford, CA USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
College: Cal Poly

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
735
47% Successful
346
Types of Successful Strikes
0
346
68% Standing
26%
236
20
90
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
70
54% Successful
38
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
12
1
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Chad Mendes
Apr 4, 2015
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Chad Mendes
Oct 25, 2014
102
77
0
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
Dec 14, 2013
35
40
7
0
1
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
Aug 31, 2013
32
17
3
0
1
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Chad Mendes
Apr 20, 2013
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Chad Mendes
Dec 14, 2012
10
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Chad Mendes
Jul 7, 2012
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Chad Mendes
Jan 14, 2012
11
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Chad Mendes
Aug 6, 2011
35
15
5
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
Michihiro Omigawa
Feb 5, 2011
56
18
4
0
0
2
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
30
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Aug 18, 2010
27
17
0
8
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chad Mendes
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
2
5
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Chad Mendes
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
24
14
6
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: 9:30-11am - drilling and live MMA sparring/grappling/wrestling. 2pm - Kickboxing and conditioning with Master Thong. 3 mile run.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling at the age of five, so I have grown up competing pretty much my entire life. I met Urijah Faber when I was in high school and worked wrestling camps with him during my college summers. I did some jiu-jitsu with him at a few of these camps and really liked it. After college wrestling I still had the drive to compete, so I decided to move to Sacramento and start training with Team Alpha Male.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2x PAC 10 champ, 2x D1 NCAA All-American

Do you have any heroes? My Father. He has gone through a lot in his life and has really shown me what it means to never quit.

What is your favorite technique? The wushu finger hold

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a huge accomplishment for me considering I've only been fighting for about 2 1/2 years now. I never expected to be fighting for the UFC so soon. I remember watching the UFC when I was a kid and thought it was the coolest thing ever and now I'm a part of it. It feels awesome!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Cal-Poly

What was your job before you started fighting? Student

•    Former NCAA Division I wrestling finalist at 141 pounds (2008. Wrestled at Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, the same alma mater as UFC legend Chuck Liddell)

•    An avid outdoorsman who relishes fishing and hunting.

•    One of the greatest and most ferocious bundles of fast-twitch muscles in all of MMA. Possesses a rare explosive ability to physically bulldoze opponents, punish and overwhelm them

•    A top contender to Jose Aldo’s UFC featherweight title

•    Notable wins over Michihiro Omigawa, Javier Vazquez, Cub Swanson and Erik Koch

•    Very much a genuinely humble, hard-working, no-frills type.

•    Reminds some of a lighter weight version of UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader

•    Unbeaten, 11-0 record (2 knockouts, 2 submissions)

•    From Hanford, Calif., but now fighting out of Sacramento, Calif., where he is one of premiere representatives of Team Alpha Male (along with Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez)

Career

Trained With

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
32-7-0
( W-L-D )
Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
21-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Rani Yahya
Rani Yahya
20-8-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Erik Koch
Erik Koch
14-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Michihiro Omigawa UFC® 126 SILVA vs BELFORT
Win
Michihiro Omigawa UFC® 126 SILVA vs BELFORT

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