February 3, 1977 |
Visalia, California, United States
|Other names||The Rhino|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Visalia, California, United States|
|Team||Elite Team Martial Arts|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Douglas Garrett Marshall (born February 3, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2003, he has also formerly competed for the WEC, the SFL, and Tachi Palace Fights. He is the former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion.
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Marshall is from Visalia, California and had a troubled childhood, as his parents divorced when he was around 14 years old and he was involved in many fights growing up. Marshall also did a lot of skateboarding while growing up and attended Mount Whitney High School where he played linebacker on the football team until he was expelled for a year because of fighting. Marshall was then put in a continuation school where he could earn the necessary credits to come back to high school, but was expelled again from the continuation school for similar offenses. Eventually Marshall did graduate and earn a high school diploma, and also worked in the construction trade as a flooring contractor to support himself.
Mixed martial arts career
Marshall began fighting after being challenged by his father to compete in the rising sport. Marshall attended a WEC event and told his father that he could defeat one of the fighters in the cage, and after his father challenged him to this, the 26 year-old Marshall went to a local gym and began training, eventually beating that fighter in his third professional fight.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Marshall began his career in the WEC at Heavyweight, but dropped down a weight class when Zuffa eliminated that division upon purchasing the organization. He won the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship by defeating Lodune Sincaid and subsequently defended it twice against Justin McElfresh and Ariel Gandulla.
After losing his title to Brian Stann, Marshall left the WEC and began competing for the now-defunct Palace Fighting Championship. Since the PFC has disbanded, Marshall most recently knocked out Keith Berry in the first round of PureCombat's Fearless event on October 17, 2009. 
When TPF Middleweight Champion David Loiseau pulled out of a TPF 10 fight with Giva Santana due to an undisclosed injury requiring surgery, Marshall stepped in to face Santana in a middleweight non-title bout. He lost via technical submission in the first round.
He next competed on India's Super Fight League's third event, SFL 3, against Zelg Galešić. He lost the fight via KO early in the first round from a flying knee and punches. The trip to India was significant for Marshall as it was the first time he had ever travelled outside of the United States.
Bellator Fighting Championships
In January 2013, Bellator announced Marshall as a competitor in the Season Eight Middleweight Tournament. His Quarterfinal fight took place at Bellator 89 against Andreas Spang. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. Marshall then faced Sultan Aliev in the semifinals at Bellator 92, He won via split decision.
Having earned his title shot, Marshall faced Alexander Shlemenko on November 22, 2013 at Bellator 109 for the Bellator Middleweight Championship. He lost the fight via KO due to a body shot in the first round. Following the fight, Marshall tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently fined and banned by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission until February 7, 2014.
Marshall has a son.
Championships and accomplishments
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- WEC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Two successful Title Defenses
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||18 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||18–8||Melvin Manhoef||KO (punch)||Bellator 125||September 19, 2014||1||1:45||Fresno, California, United States|
|Loss||18–7||Alexander Shlemenko||KO (punch to the body)||Bellator 109||November 22, 2013||1||4:28||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States||For the Bellator Middleweight Championship. Tested positive for banned substance post-fight.|
|Win||18–6||Brett Cooper||KO (punch)||Bellator 95||April 4, 2013||1||3:39||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||17–6||Sultan Aliev||Decision (split)||Bellator 92||March 7, 2013||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||16–6||Andreas Spång||KO (punch)||Bellator 89||February 14, 2013||1||3:03||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||15–6||Kala Hose||KO (punch)||Bellator 82||November 30, 2012||1||0:22||Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||14–6||Zelg Galesic||KO (flying knee)||SFL 3||May 6, 2012||1||0:34||New Delhi, Delhi, India|
|Win||14–5||Richard Blake||KO (punch)||Twilight Fight Night: Numero Uno||September 10, 2011||1||0:21||Woodlake, California, United States|
|Loss||13–5||Givanildo Santana||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Tachi Palace Fights 10||August 5, 2011||1||0:29||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Kyacey Uscola||KO (punches)||Tachi Palace Fights: High Stakes||September 13, 2010||1||3:17||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||13–3||B.J. Lacy||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Playboy Fight Night||March 6, 2010||3||1:35||Visalia, California, United States|
|Win||12–3||Keith Berry||KO (punches)||PURECOMBAT: Fearless||October 17, 2009||1||4:41||Tulare, California, United States|
|Win||11–3||Jaime Jara||Decision (split)||PFC 13||May 8, 2009||3||3:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||10–3||Rafael Real||TKO (punches)||PFC 11||November 20, 2008||1||1:09||Lemoore, California, United States||Middleweight debut|
|Win||9–3||Phil Collins||TKO (punches)||PFC 9||July 18, 2008||2||0:40||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Brian Stann||KO (punches)||WEC 33||March 26, 2008||1||1:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost WEC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||8–2||Ariel Gandulla||Submission (armbar)||WEC 31||December 12, 2007||1||0:55||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Defended WEC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||7–2||Justin McElfresh||KO (punch)||WEC 27||May 12, 2007||1||2:16||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Defended WEC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||6–2||Lodune Sincaid||TKO (punches)||WEC 23: Hot August Fights||August 17, 2006||2||0:51||Lemoore, California, United States||Won WEC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||5–2||Jeff Terry||TKO (punches)||WEC 22: The Hitmen||July 28, 2006||1||1:50||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||4–2||Tim McKenzie||TKO (strikes)||WEC 19: Undisputed||March 17, 2006||1||3:35||Lemoore, California, United States||Light Heavyweight debut|
|Loss||4–1||James Irvin||KO (knee)||WEC 15||May 19, 2005||2||0:45||Lemoore, California, United States||For WEC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||4–0||Carlos Garcia||KO (punches)||WEC 12||October 21, 2004||1||2:46||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Anthony Arria||Submission (armbar)||WEC 10||May 21, 2004||1||0:22||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Lavar Johnson||TKO (corner stoppage)||WEC 9||January 16, 2004||1||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Anthony Fuller||Submission (strikes)||WEC 8||October 17, 2003||1||0:32||Lemoore, California, United States|
- "With The Crow Grounded, Doug ‘The Rhino’ Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "Bellator 82 card set with Good-Koreshkov welterweight finals, plus return of Kala Hose". MMAJunkie.com. 2012-11-29.
- "Report: Doug Marshall positive for banned substance, suspended by Pennsylvania commission". MMAJunkie.com. 2013-12-17.
- "Melvin Manhoef vs. Doug Marshall announced as Bellator 125 main event". mmafighting.com. August 12, 2014.
- "Toe-to-toe with Doug "The Rhino" Marshall". OCRegister.com, by Carlos Arias. 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
|5th WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
August 17, 2006 - March 26, 2008