Stats & Records
Wins by Submission
Wins by Decision
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started eight years ago. My brother started training, and when he turned into a blue belt, I decided to join him since I saw him really enjoying it and liking the whole team.
What ranks and titles have you held? XFC tournament finalist, SFT champion, #15 ranked bantamweight in the world via FightMatrix.com
Do you have any heroes? My family and my master, Marcos “Babuino” Santos.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I started my career with a 1-2 pro record that quickly became a 3-4 pro record. A lot of people said I was never going to achieve anything in MMA and when I got pregnant, even more people told me to quit the sport and look for a job to keep my daughter as a single mom. I kept believing in my dream with the help of my family, my master and my team and managed to get on a 7-1 run in my last eight fights. It was hard, Brazilian MMA doesn’t pay much and in my last fight in China the owner of the event did not pay the purses of the fighters and disappeared. To keep pushing and working hard being a single mom made me stronger than I ever thought I would be. Being now in the UFC and having the chance of giving a good life to my daughter and my family makes me the happiest person in the world. Nothing can take away what I felt when my manager called me to give me the news.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at an office
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ, light blue belt in Muay Thai
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Left cross
UFC 251(7/11/20) Melo lost a three round unanimous decision to Karol Rosa
UFC Fight Night(11/16/19) Melo lost a three round unanimous decision to Tracy Cortez
UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Melo lost a three round unanimous decision to Irene Aldana