It would appear that the UFC’s Gilbert Melendez has landed a role in a new action film.
Gilbert Melendez has put on a storied career as a mixed martial artist. From Clay Guida to Diego Sanchez, the fighter has taken on some of the toughest competitors in the sport. Now it would appear that “El Nino” can add acting to his repertoire.
Taking to Instagram, Melendez revealed that he scored a part in UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le’s action film Dragon Eyes. The film debut in 2012 and features action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film is newly available on Amazon Prime.
Check out the UFC competitor’s intense action scene in the video above.
Check your boy out. I'm an actor on my spare time. #Repost @cungle185 (@get_repost) ・・・ #dragoneyes now playing on #amazon #prime Name all the mma Fighters I casted in this film. This #fight #scene I designed with @scottsheeley took 1st place at the #action #fest #film #festival I shot a double leg on a #stunt #actor & used him as a battering ram so I can smash my friend @gilbertmelendez into a #truck Then using #sanda throws and takedowns I took the fight to the ground and punch my other friend @sammedinaofficial in the face for real. (Sorry) to make this fight scene as real as it can be. #enjoy watching the movie if you haven’t watched it yet. See what other #mma fighters I casted to play #gangsters in my film. Also Sam took my spinning back kick to the chest and got up after a minute or two. @amazon @amazonvideo @evoketactical @mtksadventures @aura.apparel.inc @gyv_biogenesis @zevtech @warnerbrosentertainment @hbo
Gilbert Melendez is now on a four fight losing streak inside the octagon. The fighter most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215. Melendez suffered a brutal leg injury early in the fight, but went the distance with his opponent all the same.