John Marsh (fighter)

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John Marsh
Born (1970-09-15) September 15, 1970 (age 47)
Torrance, California, United States
Other names The Bull
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15.9 st)
Division Heavyweight
Fighting out of Torrance, California, United States
Team Team Neutral Grounds
Rank Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 1998-2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 8
By knockout 1
By submission 6
By decision 1
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

John Michael Marsh (born September 15, 1970) is a retired American mixed martial artist who has competed for the UFC, Pride Fighting Championships and International Fight League.

Early life[edit]

Marsh competed in both boxing and wrestling in his youth. He started wrestling at age 15 and continued until his junior college cut the program.[2] He began training in boxing afterwards and had a professional bout before switching to MMA as a way to make more money.[2]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Marsh began training with Royce Gracie in 1993 at the Gracie Academy and achieved the rank of black belt in BJJ.[1] He rattled off six straight wins to begin his career, including tournament championships at Extreme Challenge 17 and Rumble in Reno. His first loss came in the semifinals of the SuperBrawl 13 tournament vs. future UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett. That was followed by losses to UFC veterans Jeremy Horn, Vladimir Matyushenko and Ricco Rodriguez. He made his only UFC appearance at UFC 52 vs. Vale Tudo champion Mike Van Arsdale, losing by decision. His last MMA bout came in 2007 at Bodog Fight: USA vs. Russia, losing to UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov.

Outside MMA[edit]

Marsh currently resides in Redondo Beach, California.[2] He now owns Triton MMA Training Center where he teaches MMA.[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–7 Oleg Taktarov Submission (kneebar) BodogFIGHT: USA vs. Russia November 30, 2007 2 0:33 Moscow, Russia
Loss 8–6 Chad Griggs TKO (punches) IFL: Houston February 2, 2007 3 2:32 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 8–5 Shane Faulkner KO (punches) Extreme Wars 2: X-1 March 18, 2006 3 2:51 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 7–5 Mike Van Arsdale Decision (unanimous) UFC 52 April 16, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–4 Wesley Correira Decision Rumble on the Rock 5 May 7, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 6–4 Ricco Rodriguez Decision Pride 12 - Cold Fury December 9, 2000 2 10:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 6–3 Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (unanimous) IFC Warriors Challenge 6 March 25, 2000 1 20:00 Friant, California, United States
Loss 6–2 Jeremy Horn Decision (unanimous) NG 13-Neutral Grounds 13 November 20, 1999 3 5:00 Lakeside, California, United States
Loss 6–1 Josh Barnett Submission (kimura) SuperBrawl 13 September 7, 1999 1 4:23 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–0 Travis Fulton Submission (heel hook) SuperBrawl 13 September 7, 1999 2 2:48 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–0 Jack Swart Submission (keylock) Rumble in Reno September 4, 1998 N/A N/A Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Keith Stewert Submission (rear-naked choke) Rumble in Reno September 4, 1998 N/A N/A Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 Adel Adel Submission (rear-naked choke) Neutral Grounds 6 August 2, 1998 1 N/A N/A
Win 2–0 Paul Pumphery Submission (punches) Extreme Challenge 17 April 11, 1998 1 4:22 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 Griffen Reynaud Submission (punches) Extreme Challenge 17 April 11, 1998 1 6:22 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


  1. ^ a b c "Triton MMA Instructor Bio". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "John Marsh Bio". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 

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