Travis Marx

Travis Marx (born October 25, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in Bellator's bantamweight division.

Travis Marx
Born (1977-10-25) October 25, 1977 (age 42)
Roosevelt, Utah, United States[1]
Other namesT-Train
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight (135 lb)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach65.0 in (165 cm)
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamJackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Elite Performance (formerly)
Years active2003, 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins21
By knockout5
By submission10
By decision6
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
Draws0
No contests1
Other information
OccupationUHP member (formerly)
UniversityRicks College (BYU)
Notable school(s)Union High School (Utah)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

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.[2]

Marx is also a former Utah Highway Patrol member and currently lives in New Mexico.[3]

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.[2]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Marx faced Mikey Lovato on September 2011 at Clash in the Cage. He defeated Lovato via submission due to strikes in the first round.[6]

With three victories in a row in 2011, Marx signed with Bellator to compete in the bantamweight tournament.[3]

Bellator MMAEdit

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.[7]

In the semifinals on May 11, 2012 at Bellator 68, Marx faced Marcos Galvão. He lost via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).[8]

Marx faced former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe on February 21, 2013 at Bellator 90. He defeated Beebe via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).[9]

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.[10]

Marx faced Joe Warren in the finals on November 8, 2013 at Bellator 107. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[11]

Marx was released from Bellator following his loss to Warren, leaving with a 3–2 record within the promotion.[12]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 21 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 1
By submission 10 1
By decision 6 3
Draws 0
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Travis Marx's profile Tapology.com
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ a b Travis Marx is final entrant in Bellator's season-six bantamweight tourney by Dann Stupp (MMAjunkie.com) on December 19, 2011
  4. ^ Exclusive: Nemesis Fighting promoter responds to unpaid fighter scandal by Susan Cingari (ProMMAnow.com) on December 23, 2010
  5. ^ Jackson's MMA Series 5 results: Buddy Roberts outpoints Tony Lopez Archived 2013-03-03 at the Wayback Machine MMAmadman.com (July 10, 2011)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Bellator 64 results: Askren keeps belt; Sandro, Marx, Nakamura advance by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on April 6, 2012
  8. ^ Bellator 68 results: Straus downs Sandro in tourney final, Galvão edges Marx by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on May 11, 2012
  9. ^ Bellator 90 results: live play-by-play & updates by Jordan Breen (Sherdog.com) on February 21, 2013
  10. ^ Bellator 100 results: Lima scores another knockout over Saunders MMAjunkie.com (September 20, 2013)
  11. ^ Bellator 107 results: Kongo, Warren, Ward post tourney wins MMAjunkie.com (November 8, 2013)
  12. ^ "Eric Prindle among 19 fighters released from Bellator". bloodyelbow.com. June 25, 2014.