Ivan
Menjivar
25-12-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 25-12-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Pride of El Salvador
From: La Paz El Salvador
Fights Out Of: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Age: 32
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
768
38% Successful
291
Types of Successful Strikes
0
291
69% Standing
18%
13%
201
53
37
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
8
25% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
2
0
Takedown Defense
40
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Hatsu Hioki Mar 1, 2014
29 4 2 9 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ivan Menjivar 27 0 1 0
Loss
Ivan Menjivar Sep 21, 2013
29 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Wilson Reis 33 4 0 2
Loss
Urijah Faber Feb 23, 2013
17 0 1 2 R1 Submission
Ivan Menjivar 3 1 0 1
Win
Ivan Menjivar Nov 17, 2012
6 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Azamat Gashimov 4 1 0 0
Loss
Ivan Menjivar Jul 7, 2012
40 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Easton 46 1 0 0
Win
Ivan Menjivar Feb 15, 2012
25 1 2 1 R1 Submission
John Albert 31 0 3 0
Win
Ivan Menjivar Aug 6, 2011
61 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Pace 31 2 1 3
Win
Ivan Menjivar Apr 30, 2011
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Charlie Valencia 5 0 0 0
Loss
Ivan Menjivar
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
84 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brad Pickett 69 3 1 0
Loss
Matt Serra Jun 19, 2004
14 6 0 16 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ivan Menjivar 8 0 2 0
Loss
Georges St-Pierre
UCC 7
Jan 25, 2002
17 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ivan Menjivar 8 2 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I’m training with good BJJ and Muay Thai fighters and I’m doing wrestling to sprawl against him.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was in my teens just for discipline and the workout, but it became full time in my life.

What ranks and titles have you held? No ranks or titles

Do you have any heroes? My family

What is your favorite technique? I love it all...but triangle chokes are always fun!

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a second chance for me to show my skills and myself on this level.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to college but no degree

What was your job before you started fighting? Security guard

•    Witnessed and survived the harrowing experience of civil war in his native El Salvador (where he and his family lived until he was 11 or so). “My mom fed the army and the guerrillas,” he recalled, noting his family owned a restaurant and ran for cover when gunfights erupted. “It was special, fun and scary at the same time.”

•    Though he now fights at 135 pounds, he actually fought Georges St. Pierre back in 2002 at 175 pounds! It was GSP’s pro debut and GSP prevailed via TKO via a terrible and horribly premature stoppage (Menjivar was fine and GSP, honest gentleman that he is, seemed to agree it was an ill-advised stoppage)

•    “Here it is heaven” he says of Montreal, the adopted city that he now calls home with his wife and children. He hopes people realize how good they have in developed countries, noting how in El Salvador people often had to walk for hours just to get water.

•    Speaks perfect Spanish and is very likeable and humble. Nickname is “The Pride of El Salvador”

•    Hailed as a pioneer in the sport (fighting since 2001) and quickly earned a crowd-pleasing reputation as one of the sport’s most acrobatic, dynamic and daring fighters. Is not only a top-notch fighter, but also highly entertaining

•    Nine wins by KO, 10 wins by submission

•    Canadian MMA pioneer

•    Has fought everywhere from 170 pounds down to 135

•    Has fought Georges St-Pierre, Bart Palaszewski, Caol Uno, Joe Lauzon, Vitor Ribeiro, Jeff Curran, and Jason Black in non-UFC / WEC bouts

•    Lost via DQ to Faber in controversial 2006 bout

•    Retired in 2006, but returned in 2010

Career

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