28 | 6’2″ | Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 11-4 | 5 Finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission (Triangle) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 55-22-2 | Best Win – Batsumberel Dagvadorj (7-0)
A few years ago, Mendonca wasn’t even a passing thought in terms of being on the doorstep of the UFC. Not long ago, Mendonca was on a three-fight skid. Now he’s won his last five fights and is the current LFA welterweight champion. He just had a Fight of the Year performance against Batsumberel Dagvadorj in a crazy war to win the LFA title. Wins against Dagvadorj, Bobby Lee, Devin Smyth, and Kassius Kayne all look good on his record.
Mendonca is a Muay Thai practitioner that has fallen in love with Thai plum knees, which he’s very good at using. Throwing from the outside with long strikes and he likes to throw that spinning kick to the midsection. He does need work with his takedown defense but off his back he is dangerous. He’s really turned the tide in his career.