Doug Marshall

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Doug Marshall
Born (1977-02-03) February 3, 1977 (age 40)
Visalia, California, United States
Other names The Rhino
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of Visalia, California, United States
Team Elite Team Martial Arts
Visalia Fight Club
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Black belt in Muay Thai[2]
Years active 2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 26
Wins 18
By knockout 12
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 8
By knockout 7
By submission 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Douglas Garrett Marshall (born February 3, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2003, Marshall has also formerly competed for the WEC, where he was the former Light Heavyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Independent promotions[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He lost the fight via KO early in the first round from a flying knee and punches.

Bellator MMA[edit]

In November 2012, Marshall made his debut for Bellator. He faced Hawaiian fighter Kala Hose at Bellator 82.[5] He won the fight via knockout at just 22 seconds in the first round.

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.[6]

Marshall faced Melvin Manhoef on September 19, 2014 at Bellator 125.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Marshall has a son.[8]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–8 Melvin Manhoef KO (punch) Bellator 125 September 19, 2014 1 1:45 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 18–7 Alexander Shlemenko TKO (body punch) 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) TPF 10: Let The Chips Fall August 5, 2011 1 0:29 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 13–4 Kyacey Uscola KO (punches) TPF 6: 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: Validation May 8, 2009 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 10–3 Rafael Real TKO (punches) PFC 11: All In November 20, 2008 1 1:09 Lemoore, California, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 9–3 Phil Collins TKO (punches) PFC 9: The Return July 18, 2008 2 0:40 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 8–3 Brian Stann KO (punches) WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann 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 August 17, 2006 2 0:51 Lemoore, California, United States Won WEC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Jeff Terry TKO (punches) WEC 22 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. Weighed-in at 195 lbs.
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

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Preceded by
Lodune Sincaid
5th WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
August 17, 2006 - March 26, 2008
Succeeded by
Brian Stann