Chad Mendes is an American mixed martial arts fighter who is best recognized for competing as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Mendes was of late ranked as the number 5 featherweight in the world by Sherdog, MMACountry.com. All his endeavors have aided in putting his net worth to a high level. Let’s find out more about Chad Mendes’ net worth in 2018.
Chad Mendes Early Life
Chad Edward Mendes was born in Hanford, California USA on May 1, 1985. Mendes is of mixed Portuguese, Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican and Native American descent.
Chad went to Hanford High School and while at school he wrestled. He progressively developed all through the years and ultimately completed in third position as a senior, getting him a Cadet All-American honor. Subsequent to matriculating, he attended California Polytechnic State University.
Mendes wrestled on behalf of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and ended the college career by way of a general record of 64-14 and gained the NCAA All-American honors two times.
After parting college, Mendes started training along with the mixed martial arts team, Team Alpha Male, which was grounded in Sacramento. He entered Palace Fighting Championship and became undefeated.
Currently Mendes is in relationship with Abby Raines, who played volleyball for West Virginia University.
Chad Mendes Career, Awards & Achievement
In March 2010, Mendes took part in World Extreme Cage fighting and brought about a powerful debut as he won through unanimous decision. The next month Chad confronted Anthony Morrison and won through submission in the first round.
He went on making convincing accomplishments in 2010, beating both Cub Swanson as well as Javier Vazquez in the following two fights. He made use of an unconventional front flip in the fight against Vazquez while on the ground.
Later, as World Extreme Cage fighting and Ultimate Fighting Championship joined together, all the fighters together with Chad turn out to be part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In UFC, Mendes’ first match was with Michihiro Omaigawa, a Judo black belt, and the match was won by Mendes via unanimous decision. He confronted with Rani Yahna in another match and won via unanimous decision as earlier.
His third match was with Jose Aldo, UFC Featherweight Champion. The match was lost by Mendes. It was the first professional loss he suffered. Next, he confronted with Cody McKenzie and won the match.
Then Mendes supposedly had a match with Hacran Dias; but Dias withdrew from the match because of shoulder injury and it was Yaotzin Meza with whom Mendes fought and won the match.
Awards & Achievements
In UFC, Chad Mendes was conferred the first award ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus award. Besides, he gained World MMA Awards 2015 fight of the year award. Chad has more than 296,000 Instagram followers, 171,000 Twitter followers and 81,000 Facebook fans.
Net Worth of Chad Mendes
The net worth of Chad Mendes has been estimated to be $2.5 million. He mostly earned this fortune by way of his career in mixed martial arts. Mendes has been participating in fights since his high school days, and he has participated in more than 20 professional fights of mixed martial arts. With the continuation of his career, Mendes is likely to increase his wealth.
Chad Mendes is an American mixed martial artist who is effectively acknowledged for vying as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Mendes was lately ranked as the number 5 featherweight in the world by Sherdog.