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Douglas Garrett Marshall (born February 3, 1977) is an American former professional mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2003 until 2014, Marshall has fought in Bellator, Tachi Palace Fights, the Super Fight League, and the Palace Fighting Championship, and the WEC, where he was the Light Heavyweight Champion. 19 of his 26 career bouts have ended via KO.
|Born||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 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|
Black belt in Muay Thai
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in Visalia, California, Marshall was a star linebacker for his high school football team but was expelled for fighting.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
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.
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 accomplishmentsEdit
- Bellator Fighting Championships
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- WEC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Two successful title defenses
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|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||TKO (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 (punches)||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||TKO (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||TKO (punches)||WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann||March 26, 2008||1||1:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost the 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 the 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 the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Lodune Sincaid||TKO (punches)||WEC 23||August 17, 2006||2||0:51||Lemoore, California, United States||Won the 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 (punches and elbows)||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 the 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||TKO (submission to punches)||WEC 8||October 17, 2003||1||0:32||Lemoore, California, United States|
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