Quick Facts of Melvin Manhoef

  • Full NameMelvin Manhoef
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Date of Birth11 May, 1976
  • NicknameMelvin
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceParamaribo, Duriname
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionMMA fighter
  • Nationality Dutch
  • Eye colour Black
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseTamara
  • Height5 Feet 11 Inch
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Taurus
Melvin Manhoef

Melvin Manhoef is a Surinameses based Dutch MMA fighter and former kickboxer. Currently, Manhoef is competing in Bellator’s Middleweight division and has competed for KSW, One FC, K-1, It’s Showtime and Strikeforce.

Melvin recorded 30 wins in 47 fights and out of 30, his 28 wins came through knockout, the highest percentage of any mixed martial artist with at least 15 wins. Besides, Manhoef is widely famous with his stage name ‘No Mercy’. To know more about Melvin, read this article.

Early Life of Melvin Manhoef

Melvin Manhoef was born on 11 May 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname. Similarly, Manhoef holds a Dutch nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His family moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, while he was three years old.

Manhoef played soccer during his youth, and his younger brother, Moreno, introduced him to Muay Thai.

What’s His Net Worth?

Melvin Manhoef has earned a great fortune from his career as an MMA fighter. The estimated net worth of Melvin is at $5 million. Besides gaining all the earnings from MMA career, Manhoef made his million dollars fortune from his previous profession a kickboxer.

He is currently signed to Bellator, and he receives a decent sum for every fight. He took $10,000 home through Bellator 125 and a further $10,000 from Bellator 131.


Melvin Manhoef made his professional MMA career debut at the Battle of Amstelveen II when he defeated Jordy Jonkers in the second round by TKO at the age of 18. He made his comeback as part of the Chakuriki GYM in September 2001. He joined the Cage Rage promotion in London four years later.


At Cage Rage 13, by defeating Fabio Piamonte, he became the British Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion. He joined Hero’s Japanese mixed martial arts in 2006, making his debut at Hero’s 4 on March 15 against Shungo Oyama. In round one, he won the fight through TKO. He also took on Crosley Gracie at the Hero’s 6 events and won the battle. He had 38 victories and 14 defeats in his twenty-one years of kickboxing career. Shad Gaspard, Urijah Faber, Kimbo Slice, and Ivy Calvin are some other famous MMA fighters.


Melvin Manhoef is currently dealing with his competition in Bellator’s Middleweight division. Besides, he is happily married to girlfriend Tamara.  The details related to their wedding and venue is still a mystery.  Probably, the couple had a secret wedding ceromany, that’s why Melvin hasn’t talked about it. The husband and wife share a baby boy name Million Manhoef.  Moreover, his son, Million is trained in kickboxing and currently plays soccer.

Melvin Manhoef with his wife
Melvin Manhoef and his wife at Cavallaro, Picture Source: Instagram @melvinnomercymanhoef

Melvin used social media platforms for raising funds for the school and sports equipment. He has more than 21.5k in his Instagram account, where he often shares his family ties. However, Melvin lives a low-key life and doesn’t appear in media with his wife and children. But, wait, on 2018’s New Year Party, Melvin appeared at Cavallaro  Napoli, along with his wife. Ever since they tied the knot, the couple shares a strong bond without any signs of divorce and extramarital affairs.

Age, Body Measurements

Talking about Melvin’s age, he is 43 years old as of 2019. In the same way,  he stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73m tall and weighs approximately 83.9 or 185 lb. Likewise, he has a pair of black eyes. Being athletic, Manhoef has maintained his body to it’s optimum. But the measurements of his body are available at the moment.