Giovanni Melillo

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MMA RECORD : 13 - 5 - 0          tapology-e1499481388758.jpg
NICKNAME :
 The Punisher
HEIGHT : 5'11'' / 180 cm
WEIGHT : 170 LBS / 77 KG
DIVISION : Welterweight
HOMETOWN : Bari, Italy
ASSOCIATION : Team Melillo/ATT Roma

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BIOGRAPHY
Giovanni Melillo (born february 5, 1985) is a professional Italian Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist, fighting out of ATT Roma. 

He was born in Bari, Italy. and he is currently living in Velenzano, Bari, Italy. 

A professional competitor since 2014, Melillo has also competed for the Cage Warriors, ACB and Venator FC.

He started with Judo at early age of 6. And learning kickboxing and brazilian jiu jitsu from the age of 22. He is black belt Judo 2nd dan and blue belt brazilian jiu jitsu. 

PERSONAL LIFE
Melillo speaks Italian only. He is separated and has a daughter.

EARLY CARREER
Gonzalez made his MMA debut on June 29, 2014 against Valerio Teano at Kazam. He won by TKO in the second round
He made his Cage Warriors debut against Mohsen Bahari at CW83: Long vs. Mills. He won by KO in the first round

BELLATOR MMA
Giovanni made his Bellator debut againts Michael "Venom" Page in the main event of #BellatorLondon. He took the fight in 10 days short notice to face one of the best welterweight MVP. Results of the fight: Melillo lost by TKO in the first round but he earns a second chance to make his return to the Bellator cage soon. Stay tuned.