I believe Melvin has some really wonderful pure talents(especially on his feet), but 9 submission losses is very alarming for a fighter at his level and I just don't think he'll ever get much further than he already has up the ladder, unless he can salvage his poor submission defense against top flight opponents.
Imperial Athletics is a helluva camp, but I'm not so sure they're the perfect fit to shore up his submission defense. I'm not saying go to BTT, a Gracie Camp or Blackhouse, but I think that he'd become a far superior fighter if he could add that aspect to his game.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes