Doug Marshall

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.

Doug Marshall
Born (1977-02-03) February 3, 1977 (age 45)
Visalia, California, United States
Other namesThe Rhino
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach69 in (175 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofVisalia, California, United States
TeamElite Team Martial Arts
Visalia Fight Club
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Black belt in Muay Thai[2]
Years active2003-2014
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins18
By knockout13
By submission3
By decision2
Losses8
By knockout7
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

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

Independent promotionsEdit

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 MMAEdit

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 lifeEdit

Marshall has a son.[8]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 18 wins 8 losses
By knockout 13 7
By submission 3 1
By decision 2 0
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 (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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From champion to outsider, Doug “The Rhino” Marshall looks for return to top | MMA Junkie
  2. ^ http://www.fightteam.net/MMA-SCHOOL/8694727/VISALIA/CA/elite-team-jiu-jitsu-muay-thai[dead link]
  3. ^ "With The Crow Grounded, Doug 'The Rhino' Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/28185/bobby-lashley-vs-james-thompson-to-headlined-super-fight-league-3-on-may-6.mma Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Bellator 82 card set with Good-Koreshkov welterweight finals, plus return of Kala Hose". MMAJunkie.com. 2012-11-29. Archived from the original on 2012-11-30.
  6. ^ "Report: Doug Marshall positive for banned substance, suspended by Pennsylvania commission". MMAJunkie.com. 2013-12-17.
  7. ^ "Melvin Manhoef vs. Doug Marshall announced as Bellator 125 main event". mmafighting.com. August 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "Toe-to-toe with Doug "The Rhino" Marshall". OCRegister.com, by Carlos Arias. 2008-03-25. Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-07-28.

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Preceded by 5th WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
August 17, 2006 - March 26, 2008
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