BIRTHPLACE: Hanford, California
FIGHTING OUT OF: Sacramento, California
AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5’ 6” WEIGHT: 145
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LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
Born in Hanford California, featherweight contender Chad Mendes has enjoyed great success in the mixed martial arts arena. Known for his ability to control opponents on the ground, Chad can attribute much of his accomplishments to his outstanding wrestling pedigree. In his senior year at California Poly, Mendes was ranked number one in the nation at 141 pounds.
With Portuguese, Italian, Puerto Rican and Irish blood, Mendes has trained to diversify his fight game much like his eclectic lineage. Although Mendes is predominantly a wrestler, he has shown meteoric improvement in his standup game and overall cage presence.