Bristol Marunde

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Bristol Marunde
Bristol marunde.jpg
Born (1982-04-20) April 20, 1982 (age 37)
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach75.5 in (192 cm)
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
TeamSyndicate MMA
Extreme Couture
Throwdown Training Center
Years active2005-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission6
By decision7
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Bristol Marunde (born April 20, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. He was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, and has competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, Titan FC, M-1 Global, and the Seattle Tiger Sharks of the International Fight League.

In April 2017, Marunde premiered as the cohost of the new HGTV show Flip or Flop Vegas.[1]


Bristol Marunde was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved with his family to Sequim, Washington near Seattle at an early age. In Bellevue, Marunde established notoriety when he applied his MMA techniques to apprehend a wanted rapist lurking in his neighbor's house when she arrived home. Marunde and his father ran the criminal down and apprehended him. The criminal was wanted in 5 states for multiple rapes and burglaries. He was convicted and sent to prison. The Bellevue Chief of Police and the mayor presented Marunde with an outstanding citizen award for his actions.

Marunde was encouraged to try MMA by his older brother Jesse Marunde who placed second in the 2005 World's Strongest Man contest in China.[citation needed] Marunde was devastated by his brother's death in 2007 but has continued fighting.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]


Marunde faced former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza as a late replacement for Derek Brunson at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey. After Souza gained side control Marunde tapped out in the third round due to an arm-triangle choke.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Marunde was selected as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. Marunde faced George Lockhart in the preliminary round. Marunde won by guillotine choke submission in the first round. Marunde was later selected by Shane Carwin as his second pick.

On Episode 4, Marunde was selected to fight veteran Julian Lane. After two close grueling rounds, Marunde won the fight via unanimous decision and moved onto the quarter-final round. Marunde eventually lost by decision to Neil Magny in the quarter-final round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Marunde made his official UFC debut in April 2013 as he faced season 17 alumni Clint Hester on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[2] He lost the fight via KO in the third round.

In his second fight for the promotion, Marunde faced promotional newcomer Viscardi Andrade in a Welterweight bout on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163.[3] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round. He was subsequently released from the promotion.[4]

Post-UFC career[edit]

Marunde faced Ian Williams for the ROTR Welterweight Championship at Combat MMA Games: Super Brawl 1 on April 6, 2014. He won via submission (kimura) in the first round.[5] Bristol and his wife Aubrey became the host of HGTV's Flip or Flop Vegas with the first episode airing on April 6, 2017.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Combat MMA Games
    • ROTR Welterweight Championship (One time, current)
  • Superior Cage Combat
    • SCC Middleweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 16 wins 10 losses
By knockout 3 5
By submission 6 3
By decision 7 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–10 Gilbert Smith TKO (broken jaw) RFA 31: Smith vs. Marunde October 9, 2015 4 2:03 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–9 Michael Hill Decision (unanimous) Xcessive Force FC 6: The Proving Ground March 20, 2015 3 5:00 Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Win 15–9 Dave Castillo Decision (unanimous) Showdown Fights 15: Castillo vs. Marunde November 21, 2014 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 14–9 Micah Miller Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 29: Ricci vs. Sotiropoulos August 22, 2014 3 5:00 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Win 13–9 Ian Williams Submission (kimura) Combat Games MMA: Super Brawl 1 April 6, 2014 1 1:29 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States Won vacant ROTR Welterweight Championship.[6]
Loss 12–9 Viscardi Andrade TKO (punches) UFC 163 August 3, 2013 1 1:36 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 12–8 Clint Hester TKO (elbow) The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale April 13, 2013 3 3:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–7 Ronaldo Souza Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 3 2:43 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 12–6 Jay Silva Decision (unanimous) Superior Cage Combat 3 November 4, 2011 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the Superior Cage Combat Middleweight Championship
Win 11–6 Victor Moreno Submission (kimura) Superior Cage Combat 2 August 20, 2011 1 3:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–6 Chuck Grisby Decision (unanimous) Superior Cage Combat 1 May 21, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–6 Shane Primm Decision (unanimous) M-1 Selection 2010: The Americas Finals September 18, 2010 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–6 Jordan Smith Submission (triangle choke) Throwdown Showdown 5: Homecoming November 20, 2009 1 2:52 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 8–5 Justin Davis Submission (rear-naked choke) Rumble on the Ridge 4 August 15, 2009 1 2:19 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Win 7–5 Mychal Clark Submission (kimura) Alliance: The Uprising May 2, 2009 3 4:08 Kent, Washington, United States
Win 6–5 Kyle Keeney Decision (unanimous) Carnage at the Creek 5 March 12, 2009 3 5:00 Shelton, Washington, United States
Win 5–5 Will Courchaine Submission (kimura) CS: Freedom Fights June 7, 2008 1 4:51 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 4–5 Noah Inhofer TKO (corner stoppage) Carnage at the Creek 2 April 5, 2008 2 5:00 Shelton, Washington, United States
Loss 3–5 Benji Radach TKO (punches) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 1 1:28 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 3–4 John Kading KO (punches) IFL: Moline April 7, 2007 1 1:35 Moline, Illinois, United States
Loss 2–4 Jeremy Williams Submission (triangle choke) IFL: Oakland January 19, 2007 1 1:13 Oakland, California, United States
Loss 2–3 Matt Horwich Decision (unanimous) IFL: Portland September 9, 2006 3 4:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 2–2 Horace Spencer KO (punch) Pride and Fury IV: Van Arsdale vs. Oliviera March 24, 2006 1 0:33 Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 2–1 Rich Attonito TKO (doctor stoppage) Euphoria: USA vs. Japan November 5, 2005 3 1:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 1–1 Art Santore Decision (unanimous) SF 10: Mayhem May 28, 2005 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 1–0 Alexei Veselovzorov Submission (americana) Euphoria: USA vs. Russia May 14, 2005 1 2:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
3 matches 2 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Neil Magny Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson 2012 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Quarter-Final round
Win 2-0 Julian Lane Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson 2012 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Preliminary round
Win 1–0 George Lockhart Submission (guillotine choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson 2012 1 2:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Elimination round

External links[edit]


  1. ^ 'Flip or Flop' spinoffs revealed: Meet the pairs behind the show
  2. ^ "TUF 17 Finale fight card". April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Staff (2013-06-05). "Bristol Marunde vs. Viscardi Andrade joins Rio's UFC 163 fight card". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  4. ^ "Six fighters removed from UFC roster".
  5. ^ "Combat Games MMA - Super Brawl 1 Results". 2014-04-06. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  6. ^ "Super Brawl Sunday: Marunde vs. Williams". April 6, 2014.