Eliot Marshall

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Eliot Marshall
Born (1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 34)
Franklinville, New Jersey, U.S.
Other names The Fire
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)
Fighting out of Boulder, Colorado
Team Grudge Training Center
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 4
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Eliot Andrew Marshall (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Eliot attended the University of Colorado and earned his degree of mathematics.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Eliot appeared on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. To be a castmember for the rest of the season he had to win his bout against Karn Grigoryan in the elimination round. Eliot lost the fight via a controversial split decision that shocked all spectators leaving many to believe that the judges thought Marshall was Grigoryan. Before Eliot left it was announced that a few fighters would be unable to continue onto the show, with Karn being one of them. Needing a replacement, Eliot was given a second chance.

He had his second fight in the house against Shane Primm, he defeated Primm by rear naked choke early in the first round. After the match, Eliot called out future opponent and TUF winner Ryan Bader.

Eliot got his match against Bader, but lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Eliot defeated Jules Bruchez, his former cast mate on The Ultimate Fighter, at the TUF 8 Finale.

His next fight was against Vinicius Magalhães at UFC 97,[2] whom he defeated by unanimous decision.

He fought Jason Brilz on September 19, 2009 at UFC 103 in a closely contested bout, winning by controversial split decision.

Marshall then faced former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko on March 21, 2010 at UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones.[3] Marshall lost a split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27).

Following his loss to Matyushenko, Marshall was released from the promotion along with UFC veteran Shannon Gugerty.[4]

Post UFC[edit]

Despite his cut from the UFC, he was featured in the countdown show for UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy from the camp of then-Interim Heavyweight Championship challenger Shane Carwin.

Eliot Marshall was expected to face Chris McNally at the Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion at the Hard rock in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, but event was postponed to avoid a storm. The fight was rescheduled for December 10, 2010.

Return to the UFC[edit]

Marshall faced Luiz Cané on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128, replacing an injured Karlos Vemola.[5] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Marshall fought Brandon Vera on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137, losing a unanimous decision.[6]

After the loss to Vera, Marshall was released by the UFC[7] and later announced his retirement from MMA competition.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Eliot and his wife had their first child, a boy, in December 2009.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–4 Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–3 Luiz Cané TKO (punches) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 1 2:15 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–2 Chris McNally Submission (armbar) Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion December 10, 2010 1 N/A Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Win 9–2 Adriano Camolese Decision (unanimous) BTT MMA 1: Someone's Going Down September 11, 2010 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 8–2 Josh Haynes Decision (unanimous) ROF 39: Summer Brawl 2 August 27, 2010 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 7–2 Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (split) UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones March 21, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 7–1 Jason Brilz Decision (split) UFC 103 September 19, 2009 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Vinny Magalhães Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–1 Jules Bruchez Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale December 13, 2008 1 1:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–1 Rob MacDonald TKO (punches) ROF 31: Undisputed December 1, 2007 2 1:41 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 4–0 Marcus Sursa Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 29: Aftershock April 28, 2007 2 4:59 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 3–0 Damir Mihajlovic TKO (punches) ROF 28: Evolution February 16, 2007 1 3:57 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Dan Green Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 27: Collision Course December 9, 2006 1 0:46 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Mike Altman Submission (keylock) ROF 24: Integrity June 17, 2006 1 2:02 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

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