Nickname: No Mercy
- His wild, aggressive fighting style.
- His KO power. 23 of his 24 wins are via (T)KO.
- His battle with Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos at Cage Rage 15, which is one of the most exciting fights in MMA history. Manhoef won via 2nd round TKO.
- His 18 second KO of Mark Hunt at Dynamite!! 2008. Manhoef is the only man to (T)KO Hunt in MMA.
- Finishing fast. Melvin has won 20 fights in the 1st round.