Chad Mendes Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Chad Mendes Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthMay 1, 1985
Zodiac SignTaurus
SpouseAbby Raines

Chad Mendes is an American mixed martial artist known for being a featherweight MMA fighter for UFC. He has a self-titled YouTube channel, where he has more than 40k subscribers. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 500k followers on Instagram, more than 300k followers on Twitter, and more than 100k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Chad Edward Mendes

Nick Name

Mini, Money, Cal Poly

Chad Mendes in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2017
Chad Mendes in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2017 (Chad Mendes / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Hanford, California, United States

Residence

Sacramento, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Chad Mendes completed high school from Hanford Joint Union High School District in Hanford. He then attended classes at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Occupation

Mixed Martial Artist, YouTuber, Entrepreneur

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Chad Mendes is managed by Mike Roberts and Jeff Meyer, Managers, MMA Inc., Sacramento, California, United States.

Build

Muscular

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Chad Mendes has dated –

  1. Abby Raines – Chad and Abby dated for a while before tying the knot. Abby Raines is a former volleyball player at West Virginia University. They took their wedding vows at The HideOut, Kirkwood, California on August 5, 2017. Abby has a keen interest in sports and she is a regular at Chad’s matches. They have shared adorable pictures of them together on their social media sites.
Chad Mendes and Abby Raines as seen in January 2018
Chad Mendes and Abby Raines as seen in January 2018 (Chad Mendes / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Portuguese, Italian, Puerto Rican, and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • He has a pleasing personality with a friendly face.
  • Short hairstyle
  • Prominent nose
  • He has tattoos on his arms and a mole below his left eye.

Brand Endorsements

Chad has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Reebok
  • MTN OPS Supplements
  • Lethal Products
  • Traeger Grills
  • Vortex Optics
  • Phone Skope
  • The Fever

Religion

Christianity

Chad Mendes promoting MTN OPS in a selfie in March 2018
Chad Mendes promoting MTN OPS in a selfie in March 2018 (Chad Mendes / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being a featherweight MMA fighter for UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
  • His world rankings. He was ranked #5 featherweight wrestler by Sherdog and MMACountry.com, while Fight Matrix ranked him #8 in the world in 2018.
  • His impressive NCAA record. He earned NCAA All-American honor twice. In his final year, he finished with a splendid 30–1 record and was declared Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year in 2008.

First MMA Match

He made his mixed martial arts debut in Place Fighting Championship (PFC) 10: Explosive match against Giovanni Encarnacion on September 26, 2008, at Lemoore, California and won the fight via submission.

First Film

He is yet to make his debut in a theatrical film.

First TV Show

In 2010, he made his first TV show appearance in the show World Extreme Cagefighting on Versus Network.

Personal Trainer

Chad started training for mixed martial arts fight with the Team Alpha Male after his collegiate wrestling. Chad never stops training and trains the whole year round. He has a planned schedule for his training.

Usually, his training at the Team Alpha Male’s gym begins at 9:30 in the morning. The workout is intense with lots of cardio and weight training with heavy equipment.

Then again around 2 in the afternoon, he has a session with Master Thong followed with kickboxing and 3 miles run. At times, he works out with Coach Duane Ludwig. As for his diet, he takes food of about 5,000 calories per day while avoiding all the greasy delights.

Chad Mendes Favorite Things

  • Fighting Technique – The wushu finger hold
SourceUFC
Chad Mendes as seen in April 2011
Chad Mendes as seen in April 2011 (yuggy15 / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Chad Mendes Facts

  1. He started wrestling when he was 5 years old.
  2. His parents divorced when he was a baby. His mother left them and he was raised by his father.
  3. On July 29, 2012, Chad was charged for an alleged involvement in a bar fight in his hometown of Hanford, California. The charges were dropped after Chad paid the fine.
  4. He considers his father as his hero.
  5. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and any outdoor activities, along with his friends and family.
  6. In case a film based on his life was to be made, he would want Tom Hardy and Jennifer Lawrence to play him and his girlfriend’s characters.
  7. On July 20, 2016, Chad was found positive for GHRP-6, a growth hormone release stimulator by USADA and was suspended for 2 years, until June 10, 2018.
  8. It was during his suspension period around December 2015, he launched Finz and Featherz, hunting and fishing guide service for celebrities and other clients. Visit the official website @ www.finzandfeatherz.com.
  9. Visit his official UFC page @ www.ufc.com/fighter/Chad-Mendes.
  10. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by yuggy15 / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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