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Marvin Eastman
IFO Middleweight champion
Marvin eastman
Nickname "The Beastman"
Listed height 5 ft 9 in
Listed weight 94.1 lb
Reach 75 in
Division Middleweight
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing
Born June 8, 1971 (1971-06-08) (age 46)
Merced, California, United States
Nationality U.S Flag American
Trained by Master Toddy
Team Master Toddy's Muay Thai Center, Lewis/Pederneiras Vale Tudo, J-Sect MMA
Years active 2000-present

Marvin Lee Eastman (born June 8, 1971 in Merced, California) is a mixed martial artist with a background in collegiate wrestling and Muay Thai. He is currently the light heavyweight champion of the Elite Fighting Championship and the IFO champion. Eastman holds notable wins over Quinton Jackson, Jason MacDonald, Vernon White, Alan Belcher, Jason Guida, Rob Kimmons, Terry Martin and Travis Wiuff.

BackgroundEdit

Marvin Eastman was born and raised in Merced, California, where he grew up wrestling and playing American football. Eastman began wrestling with his older brother's junior varsity team at an early age, going on to dominate for the Merced High School wrestling team, going undefeated (42-0) in his senior year and winning the California State Wrestling Championship at the 86.6 kilogram/191 pound weight-class. Eastman then continued in college for the now-defunct Merced College team, where he was a two-time NJCAA All-American, in his two years at the school. He was then offered a full scholarship to play football for the University of Washington but ultimately decided to sign with University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he excelled in two seasons as a running back and fullback for the Running Rebels, and then tried out, but was cut, from the Calgary Stampeders. Eastman then decided that he wanted to challenge himself in the rising world of mixed martial arts, and began training in Muay Thai.[1]

Career Edit

Eastman made his MMA debut with King of the Cage in June 2000. He won three straight, including his debut over future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, before losing to Vernon White.

Following his loss to White, Eastman fought future UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin at the World Fighting Alliance's first event, where he was submitted by Franklin via armbar. Eastman rebounded in the next two WFA events with wins over Alex Stiebling and Tom Sauer.

Eastman made his UFC debut at UFC 43 against future UFC Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, Belfort delivered a knee to Eastman's forehead that dropped him resulting in his face being torn open while receiving quite possibly the largest cut in recorded mixed martial art history, thus losing via TKO due to strikes in just 1 minute 7 seconds of the very first round.[2] He then returned to KOTC to avenge his loss to Vernon White. Following the rematch with White, Eastman was given another shot in the UFC against submission specialist Travis Lutter, Lutter caught Eastman with an overhand right knocking "The Beastman" out cold 43 seconds into the second round.[3]

Shortly after his second UFC loss, Eastman lost a split decision to Jason Lambert at KOTC's Mortal Sin event. He then went 6–1 in smaller shows, including Canada's TKO organization.

In 2006, Eastman became the EFC Light Heavyweight Champion with a majority decision win over UFC and PRIDE veteran Travis Wiuff. On July 22, 2006, the WFA reemerged with King of Streets featuring Quinton Jackson, Matt Lindland, Bas Rutten, and Lyoto Machida, among others. Eastman fought to a draw against Jorge Oliveira.

Eastman made his third appearance in the UFC at UFC 67, losing a hard fought rematch with Quinton Jackson by Knockout in the second round.[4] Eastman won a unanimous decision over Rob Kimmons at IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons, claiming the IFO's middleweight title. He returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 81 on February 2, 2008, defeating "Dangerous" Terry Martin in a dominant unanimous decision.[5]

At The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, Eastman was defeated by knockout artist Drew McFedries in the first round via knockout.[6] In October 2008, Eastman lost to PRIDE and Spirit MC veteran Denis Kang by knockout 48 seconds into the opening round.[7] Eastman was set to fight PRIDE veteran Ricardo Arona in late December but suffered a torn ACL and a minor fractured bone during training. Eastman defeated Aaron Lofton at MFC 21, winning by technical knockout.[8] Eastman lost to Ricardo Arona by unanimous decision in the long awaited fight at Bitetti Combat MMA 4.[9]

A month after his loss to Arona, Eastman fought up-and-coming Canadian prospect Ryan Jimmo at MFC 22 on October 2. Eastman dropped and almost finished Jimmo in the first round with a straight right hand and hammer fist afterward but Jimmo weathered the storm and was able to survive and Eastman won a very dominant first round. In the second round Jimmo was able to take Eastman down and cut him with elbows from mount. Eastman was eventually able to get to his feet with half a minute remaining but Jimmo was able to out-strike Eastman, thus winning the second round convincingly. When the third and final round began, both fighters immediately started to slug it out. It was a close round, and Jimmo defeated Eastman by split decision. As a result, Eastman had lost five out of his last eight bouts.[10]

Eastman faced former professional Boxer Dwayne Lewis at MFC 23 on December 4, 2009. Lewis was the aggressor in the fight continually attacking Eastman with knees, punches, and leg kicks. Eastman was about to attempt a double leg take down right when Eastman ducked his head to shoot Lewis countered with a right uppercut dropping "The Beastman" and hitting him with two clean shot to the chin before the referee could pull him of the unconscious Eastman thus giving Lewis the KO win at 4:58 of the first round. Eastman had lost three straight and six out of hist last nine bouts, four of which were by KO.

In Eastman's next fight, he faced Canadian prospect Steve Bossé on Febuary 27, 2010. Eastman lost the bout via unanimous decision before getting a TKO over Api Hemara in July. On August 27, 2011, Eastman faced hard hitting Brazilian Glover Teixeira at Shooto 25. Eastman was knocked out with a left hook four minutes into the first round.[11] Marvin Eastman earned a unanimous decision victory over Dmitry Zabolotny at Ring of Combat 40 in the Light Heavyweight division.

At Showdown Fights - XII Buchholz vs. Collard II, Eastman lost a unanimous decision to Sean O'Connell on September 28, 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

Aside from his fighting career, Eastman also works as a prison officer in Las Vegas.[12]

Championships and awardsEdit

Amateur wrestlingEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Elite Fighting
    • Elite Fighting Light Heavyweight (-92.9 kg/205 lb) Championship
  • International Fighting Organization
    • IFO Middleweight (-83.9 kg/185 lb) Championship
  • World Extreme Fighting
    • WEF Light Heavyweight (-92.9 kg/205 lb) Championship

Submission grapplingEdit

  • Grapplers Quest
    • Grapplers Quest Heavyweight (-94.8 kg/209 lb) Championship


Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–15-1 Sean O'Connell Decision (unanimous) SHOWDOWN FIGHTS - XII Buchholz vs. Collard II 02013-
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September 28, 2013
3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States Light Heavyweight match.
Win 18–14-1 Dmitry Zabolotny Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 40 02012-
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April 27, 2012
3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Light Heavyweight match.
Loss 17–14–1 Glover Teixeira KO (punch) Shooto Brasil 25: Fight for BOPE 02011-
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August 25, 2011
1 4:00 Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Win 17–13–1 Api Hemara TKO (knees and punches) Xtreme MMA 2: ANZ vs. USA 02010-
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July 31, 2010
3 4:29 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Loss 16–13–1 Steve Bossé Decision (unanimous) Mixed Fighting League 2: Battleground 02010-
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February 27, 2010
3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 16–12–1 Dwayne Lewis KO (punch) MFC 23 02009-
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December 4, 2009
1 4:58 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Loss 16–11–1 Ryan Jimmo Decision (split) MFC 22 02009-
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October 2, 2009
3 5:00 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Loss 16–10–1 Ricardo Arona Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat 4 02009-
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September 12, 2009
3 5:00 Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Win 16–9–1 Aaron Lofton TKO (elbows) MFC 21 02009-
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May 15, 2009
2 0:49 Enoch, Alberta, Canada Returns to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 15–9–1 Denis Kang TKO (punches) Raw Combat: Redemption 02008-
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October 25, 2008
1 0:48 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss 15–8–1 Drew McFedries TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale 02008-
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June 21, 2008
1 1:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–7–1 Terry Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC 81 02008-
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February 2, 2008
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–7–1 Rob Kimmons Decision (unanimous) IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons 02007-
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July 7, 2007
5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Returns to Middleweight, wins the IFO Middleweight Championship.
Loss 13–7–1 Quinton Jackson KO (punches) UFC 67 02007-
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February 3, 2007
2 3:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
zDraw 13–6–1 Jorge Oliveira Draw WFA: King of the Streets 02006-
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July 22, 2006
3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 13–6 Jason Guida Decision (unanimous) WEF: Orleans Arena 02006-
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June 10, 2006
5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–6 Jason Guida Submission (guillotine choke) World Extreme Fighting 17 02006-
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April 1, 2006
3 2:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–5 Travis Wiuff Decision (majority) Elite Fighting 1: Supremacy 02006-
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March 18, 2006
4 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Returns to Light Heavyweight.
Win 11–5 Yan Pellerin Submission (arm-triangle choke) TKO Major League MMA 22: Lionheart 02005-
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September 30, 2005
2 2:55 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 10–5 Alan Belcher Decision (unanimous) World Extreme Fighting 16 02005-
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September 24, 2005
5 5:00 Enid, Oklahoma, United States
Win 9–5 Antony Rea TKO (elbow) World Etreme Fighting: Houston 02005-
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July 16, 2005
4 2:26 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 8–5 Jason MacDonald Decision (unanimous) World Extreme Fighting: Sin City 02005-
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May 20, 2005
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Drops to Middleweight.
Loss 7–5 Jason Lambert Decision (split) KOTC - Mortal Sins 02005-
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May 7, 2005
3 5:00 Primm, Nevada, United States
Win 7–4 Vincent Lawler Submission (punches) Desert Heat 4 02005-
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March 12, 2005
1 1:56 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 6–4 Travis Lutter KO (punch) UFC 50 02004-
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October 22, 2004
2 0:43 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–3 Vernon White Decision (unanimous) KOTC 32 - Bringing Heat 02004-
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January 24, 2004
3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 5–3 Vitor Belfort TKO (knees and punches) UFC 43 02003-
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June 6, 2003
1 1:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–2 Alex Stiebling KO (punch) WFA 3: Level 3 02002-
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November 23, 2002
1 1:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–2 Tom Sauer TKO (elbows) WFA 2: Level 2 02002-
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July 5, 2002
2 1:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–2 Rich Franklin Submission (armbar) World Fighting Alliance 1 02001-
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November 3, 2001
1 1:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–1 Vernon White Decision (split) KOTC 8 - Bombs Away 02001-
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April 29, 2001
3 5:00 Williams, California, United States Drops to Light Heavyweight.
Win 3–0 Floyd Sword Decision (split) KOTC 7 - Wet and Wild 02001-
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February 24, 2001
3 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–0 Ioka Tianuu Submission (strikes) KOTC 5 - Cage Wars 02000-
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September 16, 2000
1 3:32 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 1–0 Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) KOTC 4 - Gladiators 02000-
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June 24, 2000
2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States Won King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Championship.

Kickboxing recordEdit

Kickboxing record

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