Melissa Martínez (fighter)

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Melissa Martínez
BornMelissa Lisset Martínez Aceves[1]
(1997-08-18) August 18, 1997 (age 24)[2]
Mexico city, Mexico[2]
Other names'Super Mely'[2]
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[2]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)[2]
DivisionStrawweight (105—115 Ib)[2]
Reach64.0 in (163 cm)[2]
StyleKickboxing, Karate
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By decision1
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Melissa Lisset Martínez Aceves[1] (born August 18, 1997), better known as Melissa Martinez, is a Mexican kickboxer, and mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division. She is currently signed with Combate Americas.


In October of 2016, Melissa Martinez competed at the 9th Panamerican Kickboxing Championship, representing her home country. She won the gold medal, competing in the 'Female-60Kg' division.[3]

In July of 2017, in Wrocław, Poland, at the 'World Games 2017', Martínez competed in the Kickboxing world championships; in the competition of K1-Rules, in the Women division of 60 Kg; where she won the second place, and a silver medal.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Martinez made her amateur debut on September 6, in 2015; in a Mexican MMA promotion named 'Peleas de Perros Negros'. She fought fellow Mexican mixed martial artist, Jennifer Arriaga; winning the fight by unanimous, after dominating all 3 rounds.[5]

Eight months later, on May 14 of 2016, Melissa made her professional MMA debut. She fought in a regional MMA promotion of Mexico City, named 'Xtreme Kombat 32'; facing against fellow debutant in MMA, Iliana Rodríguez. Martínez won the contest, knocking out her opponent in 57 seconds.[6]

Combate Americas[edit]

On May 24 of 2017, it was announced that Melissa Matínez would make her debut in MMA promotion Combate Americas. She was scheduled to fight fellow Mexican prospect Yajaira Romo, on June 30, at the 'Combate Americas - Combate 15' event.[7] Martínez's first fight in the promotion, took place on the 30th of June. She knocked out her opponent, Yajaira Romo, after landing a head-kick in the second round.[8]

On October 18 of 2017, Melissa's next opponent was revealed: She was set to face Chilean prospect Gloria Bravo. The fight was scheduled to take place on November 11; in Cancun, Quintana Roo; at the 'Combate Americas - Copa Combate' event.[9] Martínez ended up winning the fight, knocking out Bravo inside the first round of the match, after hurting the Chilean fighter with a kick to the body.[10]

On March 22, 2018, it was announced that Martínez would come back to compete at the 'Combate Estrellas 2' event; in Monterrey, México; on April 20.[11] Melissa was scheduled to face Argentinian striker Ivana Martinenghi. Martínez ended up winning the fight, after dominating all three rounds.[12]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  • Winner of silver medal at the 'World Games 2017'- Kickboxing world championships[4]
  • Panamerican kickboxing champion.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–0 Ivanna Martinenghi Decision (unanimous) Combate Americas - Combate Estrellas 2 April 20, 2018 3 5:00 Monterrey, Mexico
Win 3–0 Gloria Bravo TKO (kicks and punches) Combate Americas - Copa Combate November 11, 2017 1 4:18 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 2–0 Yajaira Romo KO (head kick) Combate Americas - Combate 15 June 30, 2017 2 2:45 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 1–0 Iliana Lopez TKO (punches) XK 32 - Xtreme Kombat 32 May 14, 2016 1 0:57 Mexico City, Mexico


  1. 1.0 1.1 "WAKO CURRENT RANKING - COMPETITORS". WAKO. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "Melissa Martínez". Combate Americas. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "9th Panamerican Kickboxing Championship - Resultado". Sportdata. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "MEDAL RESULTS WROCŁAW 2017". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  5. "Jennifer Arriaga vs Melissa Martinez". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. "XK 32 - XTREME KOMBAT 32". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. Holland, Jesse (2017-05-24). "Combate Americas returns to Mexico City on June 30 live on Azteca America". MMA Mania. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  8. Hernández, Grecia (2017-07-01). "Intensa noche en Combate Américas 15". Milenio. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  9. Holland, Jesse (2017-10-18). "Melissa Martinez vs Gloria Bravo added to 'Copa Combate' on Nov. 11 in Cancun". MMA Mania. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  10. Segura, Danny (2017-11-11). "Combate Americas 8 Results: Copa Combate". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  11. Holland, Jesse (2018-03-22). "Combate Americas brings 'Combate Estrellas II' to Monterrey, Mexico, on April 20". MMA Mania. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  12. "Combate Estrellas 2 Results: Pérez Takes Out Fuentes, Rojo Scores Huge Knockout". 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-06-04.

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