|Born||October 25, 1977|
Roosevelt, Utah, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Division||Bantamweight (135 lb) |
Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
|Reach||65.0 in (165 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Team||Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts |
Elite Performance (formerly)
|Years active||2003, 2007–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||UHP member (formerly)|
|University||Ricks College (BYU)|
|Notable school(s)||Union High School (Utah)|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Marx was born and raised in Roosevelt, Utah. He was a three-time state wrestling champion at Union High School and placed third in NJCAA at Ricks College (later renamed Brigham Young University-Idaho). He worked toward his degrees in Sociology and Spanish, making a two-year mission trip to Patagonia for the LDS Church.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Early career: Ultimate Combat ExperienceEdit
Marx started his career in 2003. He fought mainly for Utah's promotion Ultimate Combat Experience. Within five years — with an idle period in MMA between July 2003 and March 2007 — he compiled a record of nine victories and no losses.
Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night and Throwdown ShowdownEdit
Marx had his first career's defeat against fellow prospect Steven Siler. Beyond that, he obtained six more victories between 2008-2009, including a victory over Rad Martinez and a no contest against Nick Mamalis.
Nemesis Fighting, Jackson's MMA and Clash in the CageEdit
Marx fought in the controversial event Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion against Jose Tezanos, in which he lost via unanimous decision. The promotion was later accused of not paying some fighters and the case was taken up by the U.S. Secret Service.
Marx faced Gracie Arizona's Ray Robinson on June 2011 at Jackson's MMA Series 5. He won via submission early in the first round.
Marx faced Mikey Lovato on September 2011 at Clash in the Cage. He defeated Lovato via submission due to strikes in the first round.
Marx made his debut on April 6, 2012 at Bellator 64 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season six bantamweight tournament against former Shooto featherweight champion Masakatsu Ueda. Marx won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) and advanced to the semifinals.
Marx faced Brandon Bender in the semifinal match of Bellator season nine bantamweight tournament on September 20, 2013 at Bellator 100. He managed to come through a hard first round defending an anaconda choke and won via TKO in the second round.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||21 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||21–5 (1)||Joe Warren||TKO (punches)||Bellator 107||November 8, 2013||2||1:54||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator season 9 bantamweight tournament final.|
|Win||21–4 (1)||Brandon Bender||TKO (knee to the body and punches)||Bellator 100||September 20, 2013||2||4:28||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Bellator season 9 bantamweight tournament semifinal.|
|Win||20–4 (1)||Chase Beebe||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 90||February 21, 2013||3||5:00||West Valley City, Utah, United States||137 lb catchweight bout.|
|Loss||19–4 (1)||Marcos Galvão||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 68||May 11, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator season 6 bantamweight tournament semifinal.|
|Win||19–3 (1)||Masakatsu Ueda||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 64||April 6, 2012||3||5:00||Windsor, Ontario, Canada||Bellator season 6 bantamweight tournament quarterfinal.|
|Win||18–3 (1)||Mikey Lovato||Submission (punches)||Fresquez Productions - Clash in the Cage||September 9, 2011||1||1:38||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||17–3 (1)||Ray Robinson||Submission (choke)||JMMAS - Jackson's MMA Series 5||June 9, 2011||1||0:56||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||16–3 (1)||Trevor Mellen||Decision (split)||Showdown Fights 3 - New Blood||January 28, 2011||3||5:00||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Loss||15–3 (1)||Jose Tezanos||Decision (unanimous)||Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion||December 11, 2010||3||5:00||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic|
|Loss||15–2 (1)||Richie Whitson||Decision (unanimous)||Prestige - MMA 1||September 20, 2010||3||5:00||Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||15–1 (1)||Jeff Willingham||Submission (rear-naked choke)||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 10||August 14, 2009||2||1:32||Layton, Utah, United States|
|Win||14–1 (1)||Angelo Duarte||Submission (rear-naked choke)||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 9||June 26, 2009||1||4:30||Layton, Utah, United States|
|Win||13–1 (1)||Nick Buschman||TKO (doctor stoppage)||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 7||March 27, 2009||2||5:00||Layton, Utah, United States|
|Win||12–1 (1)||Jesse Brock||Decision (unanimous)||Throwdown Showdown 3 - Big Time||February 20, 2009||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||11–1 (1)||Scott Grimm||Submission||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 5||November 14, 2008||1||1:01||Layton, Utah, United States|
|Loss||10–1 (1)||Steven Siler||Submission (triangle choke)||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 2||May 17, 2008||2||3:35||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||10–0 (1)||Rad Martinez||Decision (unanimous)||Throwdown Showdown 1 - Showdown||April 18, 2008||3||5:00||Orem, Utah, United States|
|NC||9–0 (1)||Nick Mamalis||No contest||JHEFN - Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 1||April 5, 2008||2||3:33||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||9–0||Dan Berry||TKO (punches)||UCE - Round 28 - Worlds Collide||December 1, 2007||1||0:46||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||8–0||Serge Rochon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||GFS - Colosseum 6||October 26, 2007||1||N/A||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||7–0||Tim Moon||TKO (corner stoppage)||UCE - Round 27 - Finals||September 22, 2007||2||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||6–0||Walter Buse||Decision (split)||UCE - Round 25 - Finals||March 17, 2007||3||3:00||West Valley City, Utah, United States|
|Win||5–0||Dan Berry||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCE - Round 25 - Episode 9 "Day 2"||March 3, 2007||1||1:13||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||4–0||Josh Buck||Submission||Utah County - Main Event FC||July 19, 2003||1||N/A||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||3–0||Robert Densley||TKO||UCE - Round 4 - Finals||July 12, 2003||2||N/A||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||2–0||Matt Raines||Submission||UCE - Round 4 - Semi-Finals||July 5, 2003||3||N/A||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||1–0||Craig Perez||Submission||UCE - Round 4 - Episode 3||June 21, 2003||1||N/A||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
- Travis Marx's profile Tapology.com
- Travis Marx prepared to take his game to next level against Mike Lovato at “Clash in the Cage” by Trula Howe (Uscombatsports.com) on August 22, 2011
- Travis Marx is final entrant in Bellator's season-six bantamweight tourney by Dann Stupp (MMAjunkie.com) on December 19, 2011
- Exclusive: Nemesis Fighting promoter responds to unpaid fighter scandal by Susan Cingari (ProMMAnow.com) on December 23, 2010
- Jackson's MMA Series 5 results: Buddy Roberts outpoints Tony Lopez Archived 2013-03-03 at the Wayback Machine MMAmadman.com (July 10, 2011)
- Clash in the Cage results: Holly Holm takes out Jan Finney with a body kick in Albuquerque, New Mexico Archived 2013-03-02 at the Wayback Machine MMAmadman.com (September 10, 2011)
- Bellator 64 results: Askren keeps belt; Sandro, Marx, Nakamura advance by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on April 6, 2012
- Bellator 68 results: Straus downs Sandro in tourney final, Galvão edges Marx by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on May 11, 2012
- Bellator 90 results: live play-by-play & updates by Jordan Breen (Sherdog.com) on February 21, 2013
- Bellator 100 results: Lima scores another knockout over Saunders MMAjunkie.com (September 20, 2013)
- Bellator 107 results: Kongo, Warren, Ward post tourney wins MMAjunkie.com (November 8, 2013)
- "Eric Prindle among 19 fighters released from Bellator". bloodyelbow.com. June 25, 2014.