The first UFC middleweight champion, Menne has also competed for Rings and Bellator in his lengthy career. He took his first fight in 1997 and entered the UFC three years later with a record of 23-5-1. Menne was a high school and collegiate wrestler who augmented his skills with muay thai and submission grappling as a professional. Over his career he defeated the likes of Carlos Newton, Jose Landi-Jons, Chris Lytle, and Dennis Hallman.
|Place of birth||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|