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Melvin Manhoef

Updated: 2010-04-01
Melvin Manhoef


Country Holland Age 40
Club Show Time Height 177 cm / 5'10"
Style Kickboxing, Vale Tudo Weight 89 kg / 187 lbs
Website http://www.melvinmanhoef.com/ Categories WGP

* 2006 Hero's Light Heavyweight Finalist. * 2004 Cage Rage Light Heavyweight World Champion.

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 6 3 3 3 0
Other Fights 37 34 24 3 0
Statistics 43 86% 63% 14% 0


Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef (born May 11, 1976) is a professional Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist, trained by Mike Passenier and fighting out of Mike's Gym from Amsterdam, Netherlands. He's a Cage Rage Light Heavyweight World Champion and is famous for his brutal and powerful fighting style.

Biography & Career

Manhoef was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, he was 3 years old when his family moved to Rotterdam. Melvin was involved in soccer during his youth, and was introduced to muay thai by his older brother Moreno. He joined Choku Gym in Zaandam and started training. At 18, he had his first fight, which he won by decision. After a few injuries and a rocky start as a A-class fighter, he took few years off from fighting. He made his comeback in September 2001, now part of Chakuriki Gym, in Amsterdam. He made his K-1 debut against Remy Bonjasky in K-1 Holland GP 2002 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Melvin lost the fight by unanimous decision.

In 2004, Melvin Manhoef entered the Cage Rage Championships in London. By winning over Fabio Piamonte he became the World Champion. After successfully defending his title for almost two years, he re-entered the K-1 Fighting circuit's, MMA affiliate Hero's in 2006. He won his first fight at Hero's 4 against Shungo Oyama by technical knockout in first round.

At Dynamite!!2008, Melvin fought Mark Hunt as a replacement for Jerome Le Baner on a short notice. Regardless of the size disadventage, he nocked out Hunt in 18 seconds. It was the first time Hunt was finished due to punches.

He fought former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho on July 20, 2009 at DREAM.10.[3]. Despite early success on the feet with his striking offensive, Manhoef was taken down and submitted via armbar in the first round.

Manhoef recently signed a multi-year fight contract with Strikeforce[4].

Manhoef made his debut for the organization against Robbie Lawler on January 30, 2010 at Strikeforce: Miami. Despite a strong start, he was knocked out at 3:33 in the first round.


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Nejc (136 posts)
Posted: 2007-12-27 at: 09:29
Awesome MMA fighter, I love his agression. Also delivered some amazing KOs!
matt champion (1 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-08 at: 01:29
i have heard he went to jail before does anyone know what for anyhow my fav mma fighter in the heros event i hope he fights crocop in dream .
Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-22 at: 08:31
Most of these guys are or used to be on the other side of the law....that's what makes suits them good for MMA
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-05-01 at: 04:51
and yet most of them are usually real nice people, caring fathers, and the lot
Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-15 at: 12:45
that's true...most of them are loving father to their children too.
ricardo (126 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-27 at: 07:37
one of my favourites. maybe the most explosive man in the world of kickboxing and mma. i expect he wins the middleweight belt at dream!
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