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John Michael Marsh (born September 15, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He last fought for the Tokyo Sabres of the International Fight League.


Marsh turned to MMA in 1993 at age 23. He has made appearances in top organizations such as Pride, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and the International Fight League. He is currently the training partner of MMA Legend David 'Tank' Abbott and has honed his jiu jitsu skills under Royce Gracie. One of Marsh's most notable wins was over Wesley 'Cabbage' Correira in Rumble on the Rock 5 in 2004.

Outside MMAEdit

Marsh was a private bodyguard for Grammy-winning recording artist, producer and actor Dr. Dre and wrestled at El Camino Junior College. He currently resides in Redondo Beach, California. He currently is married and has two children.[citation needed]He now runs the MMA program and teaches at Elite Training Center (formerly Lotar Self Defense and Fitness.)

MMA RecordEdit

8-7-0 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Loss Oleg Taktarov Submission (Kneebar) BodogFIGHT - USA vs. Russia 11/30/2007 2 0:33
Loss Chad Griggs TKO (Strikes) IFL-Houston 2/2/2007 3 2:32
Win Shane Faulkner KO Extreme Wars 2-X-1 3/18/2006 3 2:51
Loss Mike Van Arsdale Decision (Unanimous) UFC 52-Couture vs Liddell 2 4/16/2005 3 5:00
Win Wesley Correira Decision ROTR 5-Rumble on the Rock 5 5/7/2004 3 5:00
Loss Ricco Rodriguez Decision PRIDE 12-Cold Fury 12/9/2000 2 5:00
Loss Vladimir Matyushenko Decision IFC WC 6-Warriors Challenge 6 3/25/2000 3 5:00
Loss Jeremy Horn Decision NG 13-Neutral Grounds 13 11/20/1999 N/A N/A
Loss Josh Barnett Submission (Kimura) SB 13-SuperBrawl 13 9/7/1999 1 4:23
Win Travis Fulton Submission (Heel Hook) SB 13-SuperBrawl 13 9/7/1999 2 2:48
Win Jack Swart Submission (Keylock) RIR-Rumble in Reno 9/4/1998 N/A N/A
Win Keith Stewert Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RIR-Rumble in Reno 9/4/1998 N/A N/A
Win Adel Adel Submission (Rear Naked Choke) NG 6 - Neutral Grounds 6 8/2/1998 1 N/A
Win Paul Pumphery Submission EC 17-Extreme Challenge 17 4/11/1998 1 4:22
Win Griffen Reynaud Submission EC 17-Extreme Challenge 17 4/11/1998 1 6:22

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