Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
High School Wrestling CareerEdit
Mendes finished 8th in the state of California (103 weight class), wrestling for Hanford High School. Chad Mendes also received honors for being a Cadet All-American .
NCAA Wrestling CareerEdit
Mendes wrestled for California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Mendes was the runner-up in the NCAA Chad Mendes finished his career with an overall record of 64-14. As a Senior, Mendes finished the year with a 30-1 record, being ranked #1 in the nation for most of the season. He eventually lost to Ohio State's Jaggers in the title match for the 141 weight class . Mendes received All-American honors both in 2005 for the 125 weight class and again in 2008 for the 141 weight class. In 2008, Mendes also received Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year honors .
After the conclusion of his NCAA Wrestling Career, Mendes began to train with the mixed martial arts team Team Alpha Male . Mendes has begun fighting in the Featherweight (MMA) division and trains with the likes of Urijah Faber. Mendes was recently a feature piece of Sherdog's Prospect Watch with an entire article written about him .
Mendes successfully made his WEC debut against Erik Koch on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47. He won the fight via unanimous decision, despite a cut over his right eye that was examined during the fight to see if he could continue.
MMA record Edit
|Professional record breakdown|
|6||6 wins||0 losses|
|6-0||3/6/2010||Win||Erik Koch||WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, USA||WEC debut|
|5-0||10/8/2009||Win||Mike Joy||Tachi Palace Fights 1: Most Wanted||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, USA|
|4-0||7/16/2009||Win||Steven Siler||PFC: Best of Both Worlds 3||KO (Punches)||1||0:44||Lemoore, California, USA|
|3-0||4/23/2009||Win||Art Arciniega||PFC: Best of Both Worlds 2||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||Lemoore, California, USA|
|2-0||2/6/2009||Win||Leland Gridley||PFC: Best of Both Worlds||TKO (Punches)||2||1:58||Lemoore, California, USA|
|1-0||9/26/2008||Win||Giovanni Encarnacion||PFC 10: Explosive||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||2:06||Lemoore, California, USA||MMA Debut|
- ↑ Featherweight prospect Chad Mendes signs multi-fight WEC deal. www.mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved on 2009-10-30.
- ↑ http://www.palacefightingchampionship.com/?fuse=content.view&id=33
- ↑ http://www.wrestlingusa.com/02%20wusa%20web%20root/highschoolbest/hsbesttournamentsnotice.html
- ↑ http://gopoly.com/index.php?p=sports&tab=news&id=29931&article_id=46731
- ↑ http://gopoly.com/index.php?p=sports&tab=news&id=29931&article_id=47571
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- ↑ CHAD MENDES VS. ERIK KOCH ON FOR WEC COLUMBUS. mmaweekly.com (2009-01-26).