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Enrique "Wasabi" Marín Picón (Born September 2, 1986) is a Spanish professional mixed martial artist who competed in the UFC's Lightweight division. He was the runner up on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2. He trains in Sutemi Fight Academy, in Spain.
|Born||Enrique Marín Picón|
September 2, 1986
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Division||Welterweight (2007-2015) |
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
|Team||Sutemi Fight Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Enrique was born in Seville, a city in Spain, he studied in the university getting the title of teacher of primary education. Marín started training Jujutsu at the age of 15 and then he started in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He knew he wanted to practice MMA after watching some videos on VHS cassettes. Marín started training just to practise a sport that put adrenaline in his body and to learn how to defend himself.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
- Marín made his professional MMA debut in 2007 against Rayco Cubas on November 3, 2007 at KO Arena 7. Marín lost the fight via submission in the first round.
- Marín faced Alvaro Rodríguez on February 19, 2011 at Magna Bellum Championships 1. Marín won the fight via split decision.
- Marín faced Daniel Requeijo on April 30, 2011 at Magna Bellum Championships 2. Marín won the fight via unanimous decision.
- Marín faced Loic Marty on September 10, 2011 at IFC: King of the Castle. Marín lost the fight via submission in the first round.
- Marín faced Ernesto Navas on October 1, 2011 at Magna Bellum Championships 3. Marín won the fight via submission in the first round.
- Marín faced Sergey Malozenov on June 9, 2012 at Almogavers: The Chance 3. Marín won the fight via unanimous decision.
- Marín faced Eliot Hernández on October 12, 2012 at Hombres de Honor 46. Marín won the fight via submission on the first round.
- Marín faced Adrián Pérez on November 4, 2012 at Almogavers: The Chance 4. Marín won the fight via submission on the second round.
- Marín faced Daniel Palomo Díaz on December 7, 2013 at Noche de Gloria. Marín won the fight via unanimous decision.
- Marín faced Marko Vardjan on February 8, 2014 at Only Men Stuff: European MMA League 1. Marín won the fight via submission in the first round.
- Marín faced Falco Neto on November 29, 2014 at AFL 2. Marín won the fight via submission in the first round.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
In the first episode of the season, Marin was the second choice of Team Gastelum (Kelvin Gastelum). In his first match, Marín faced Kevin Medinilla. Marin won the fight via majority decision.
For his second bout in the semifinals, Marin faced Hector Aldana. Marin won the fight via submission in 1 minute.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Post UFC CareerEdit
Shortly after being cut by the UFC, Marin was signed by Euro FC. Marin is expected to face Aleksi Mäntykivi on February 2, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Championships and achievementsEdit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Kick boxing Sanda
- European Amateur Champion (twice)
Marín has the title of teacher of primary education, especially, physical education. Enrique got his nickname Wasabi from going to a Japanese restaurant with friends, and seeing a bowl of wasabi, he thought it was guacamole and ate every last bite of it.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||11-6||Marco Antonio Elpidio||Decision (unanimous)||Combate Americas - La Batalla de Guadalajara||October 26, 2018||3||5:00||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Win||11–5||Yuki Yamasaki||TKO (doctor stoppage)||AFL 14||March 17, 2018||2||5:00||Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Loss||10–5||Ricardo Tirloni||KO (punch)||Fight Club Slam 2017||October 7, 2017||1||3:16||Leganes, Spain|
|Win||10–4||Gerson Cordeiro||TKO (punches)||AFL 11||March 25, 2017||1||2:28||Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Loss||9–4||Sage Northcutt||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 200||July 9, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||9–3||Erick Montaño||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night 78||November 21, 2015||3||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico||Lost The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 Welterweight tournament.|
|Win||9–2||Falco Neto||Submission (neck crank)||AFL 2||November 29, 2014||1||4:58||Fuenlabrada, Spain|
|Win||8–2||Marko Vardjan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Only Men Stuff: European MMA League 1||February 8, 2014||1||3:12||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Win||7–2||Daniel Palomo Díaz||Decision (unanimous)||Noche de Gloria||December 7, 2013||2||4:00||Málaga, Spain|
|Win||6–2||Adrián Pérez||Submission (kimura)||Almogavers: The Chance 4||November 4, 2012||2||N/A||Barcelona, Spain|
|Win||5–2||Eliot Hernández||Submission (kneebar)||Hombres de Honor 46||October 12, 2012||1||2:00||Madrid, Spain|
|Win||4–2||Sergey Malozenov||Decision (unanimous)||Almogavers: The Chance 3||June 9, 2012||3||5:00||Barcelona, Spain|
|Win||3–2||Ernesto Navas||Submission (armbar)||Magna Bellum Championships 3||October 1, 2011||1||N/A||Seville, Spain|
|Loss||2–2||Loic Marty||Submission (D'Arce choke)||IFC: King of the Castle||September 10, 2011||1||3:26||Fuengirola, Spain|
|Win||2–1||Daniel Requeijo||Decision (unanimous)||Magna Bellum Championships 2||April 30, 2011||2||5:00||Seville, Spain|
|Win||1–1||Alvaro Rodríguez||Decision (split)||Magna Bellum Championships 1||February 19, 2011||3||5:00||Seville, Spain|
|Loss||0–1||Rayco Cubas||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KO Arena 7||November 3, 2007||1||2:54||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain|
Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Win||2–1||Héctor Aldana||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2||October 21, 2015||1||1:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Semifinal round.|
|Win||1–1||Kevin Medinilla||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2||September 16, 2015 (air date)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Preliminary round.|
|Loss||0–1||Andrés Rueda||Submission (anaconda choke)||KO Arena 3||July 30, 2005||1||N/A||Málaga, Spain|
- "Enrique Marin".
- MARCA.com (10 September 2015). "Enrique 'Wasabi' Marín".
- Doyle, Dave (2016-07-10). "UFC 200 results: Sage Northcutt grinds out win over Enrique Marin". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- Alexander, Mookie (2016-10-21). "UFC cuts Enrique Marin following loss to Northcutt". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- "UFC 200's Enrique Marin to compete at EuroFC 02". European Fighting Challenge. 2016-11-03. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-12-21.