Eliot Marshall

Eliot Andrew Marshall (born July 7, 1980)[2] is a retired American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

Eliot Marshall
BornEliot Andrew Marshall
(1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 41)
Franklinville, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesThe Fire
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Reach77 in (200 cm)
Fighting out ofBoulder, Colorado
TeamTeam Elevation
Grudge Training Center
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Amal Easton[1]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission5
By decision4
By knockout2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Marshall grew up in the Franklinville section of Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey and attended Delsea Regional High School.[3] Influenced by Karate Kid, Marshall started practising Soo Bahk Do at the age of six, eventually placing second in the national championships and being promoted to 3rd degree black belt in the sport.[1] Marshall started training jiu-jitsu in 1999 after moving to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado from where he graduated with a degree in mathematics.[4][1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Eliot appeared on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. To be a castmember for the rest of the season he had to win his bout against Karn Grigoryan in the elimination round. Eliot lost the fight via a controversial split decision that shocked all spectators leaving many to believe that the judges thought Marshall was Grigoryan. Before Eliot left it was announced that a few fighters would be unable to continue onto the show, with Karn being one of them. Needing a replacement, Eliot was given a second chance.

He had his second fight in the house against Shane Primm, he defeated Primm by rear naked choke early in the first round. After the match, Eliot called out future opponent and TUF winner Ryan Bader.

Eliot got his match against Bader, but lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Eliot defeated Jules Bruchez, his former castmate on The Ultimate Fighter, at the TUF 8 Finale.

His next fight was against Vinicius Magalhães at UFC 97,[5] whom he defeated by unanimous decision.

He fought Jason Brilz on September 19, 2009 at UFC 103 in a closely contested bout, winning by controversial split decision.

Marshall then faced former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko on March 21, 2010 at UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones.[6] Marshall lost a split decision (30-27, 28–29, 30–27).

Following his loss to Matyushenko, Marshall was released from the promotion along with UFC veteran Shannon Gugerty.[7]

Post UFCEdit

Despite his cut from the UFC, he was featured in the countdown show for UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy from the camp of then-Interim Heavyweight Championship challenger Shane Carwin.

Eliot Marshall was expected to face Chris McNally at the Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion at the Hard rock in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, but event was postponed to avoid a storm. The fight was rescheduled for December 10, 2010.

Return to the UFCEdit

Marshall faced Luiz Cané on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128, replacing an injured Karlos Vemola.[8] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Marshall fought Brandon Vera on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137, losing a unanimous decision.[9]

After the loss to Vera, Marshall was released by the UFC[10] and later announced his retirement from MMA competition.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Eliot and his wife Renee have two sons, Kannen and Simon.[1][12] After retiring from professional competition, Eliot took over the head coach position of Team Elevation with notable students like two-time UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, Curtis Blaydes, Alistair Overeem, Neil Magny, Cory Sandhagen among others.[13]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 10 wins 4 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 5 0
By decision 4 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–4 Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–3 Luiz Cané TKO (punches) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 1 2:15 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–2 Chris McNally Submission (armbar) Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion December 10, 2010 1 N/A Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Win 9–2 Adriano Camolese Decision (unanimous) BTT MMA 1: Someone's Going Down September 11, 2010 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 8–2 Josh Haynes Decision (unanimous) ROF 39: Summer Brawl 2 August 27, 2010 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 7–2 Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (split) UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones March 21, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 7–1 Jason Brilz Decision (split) UFC 103 September 19, 2009 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Vinny Magalhães Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–1 Jules Bruchez Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale December 13, 2008 1 1:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–1 Rob MacDonald TKO (punches) ROF 31: Undisputed December 1, 2007 2 1:41 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 4–0 Marcus Sursa Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 29: Aftershock April 28, 2007 2 4:59 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 3–0 Damir Mihajlovic TKO (punches) ROF 28: Evolution February 16, 2007 1 3:57 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Dan Green Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 27: Collision Course December 9, 2006 1 0:46 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Mike Altman Submission (keylock) ROF 24: Integrity June 17, 2006 1 2:02 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States


  1. ^ a b c d "Meet Eliot Marshall". eastonbjj.com. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: October 29, 2011
  3. ^ Coen, Jon. "Franklinville native Eliot 'The Fire' Marshall looks to ignite UFC career on Saturday", The Press of Atlantic City, September 17, 2009. Accessed May 25, 2017. "Marshall, a Franklinville native who now lives in Boulder, Colo., will fight Jason Brilz on the Ultimate Fighting Championship 103 undercard in Dallas.... Marshall, 29, started karate at age 6 and then discovered Brazilian jujitsu when he was attending Delsea Regional High School."
  4. ^ "Eliot Marshall UFC Bio". Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "Eliot Marshall vs Vinny Magalhaes added to UFC 97 on April 18". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  6. ^ "Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Eliot Marshall officially added to UFC Fight Night 21". fiveknuckles.com. 2010-01-11. Archived from the original on 2010-01-15.
  7. ^ "Eliot Marshall and Shannon Gugerty Released by UFC". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  8. ^ "Eliot Marshall returns, steps in to meet Luiz Cane at UFC 128". mmajunkie.com. February 23, 2010. Archived from the original on February 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "UFC 137: Brandon Vera vs Eliot Marshall booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada". mmamania.com. July 16, 2011.
  10. ^ "Eliot Marshall announces UFC release". MMAjunkie.com. December 1, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-03.
  11. ^ "Eliot Marshall Retires from Fighting, but Now Has a New Passion in MMA". mmaweekly.com. May 20, 2012.
  12. ^ "Reinventing Eliot Marshall, a Fight at a Time". UFC.com. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2010-03-18.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Damon Martin (January 13, 2017). "Eliot Marshall takes over as head coach of Elevation Fight Team". foxsports.com.

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