Biography(references)Manhoef was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. When he was three years old his family moved to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Manhoef played soccer during his youth, and was introduced to Muay Thai by his younger brother, Moreno.
Fighter Trivia(references)On 29 March 2022, Manhoef and other neighbourhood residents apprehended three alleged burglars who had targeted his home near Amsterdam. He stopped the men from fleeing in a car by performing a PIT maneuver, and then, with the assistance of neighbours, detained the suspects until police arrived. Manhoef gave a statement to police afterwards, although legal ramifications of his actions are unclear.
Awards & Accolades
It's Showtime: It's Showtime 85 kg MAX champion (One time, first)
Cage Rage: Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion (One time). Two Successful Title Defenses
Full Fight | Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef - Bellator 251
Brock Larson vs. Melvin Manhoef | ONE Championship Full Fight | April 2013
Ryo Kawamura vs. Melvin Manhoef | ONE Championship Full Fight | October 2012
Full Fight | Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 - Bellator 176
Full Fight | Melvin Manhoef vs. Kent Kauppinen - Bellator 223
Highlights | Melvin Manhoef
Bellator MMA Highlights: Melvin Manhoef Knocks out Doug Marshall
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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