|IFO Middleweight champion|
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight||94.1 lb|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing|
|Born|| June 8, 1971|
Merced, California, United States
|Trained by||Master Toddy|
|Team||Master Toddy's Muay Thai Center, Lewis/Pederneiras Vale Tudo, J-Sect MMA|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
At The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, Eastman was defeated by knockout artist Drew McFedries in the first round via knockout. In October 2008, Eastman lost to PRIDE and Spirit MC veteran Denis Kang by knockout 48 seconds into the opening round. 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. Eastman lost to Ricardo Arona by unanimous decision in the long awaited fight at Bitetti Combat MMA 4.
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.
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. 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.
Aside from his fighting career, Eastman also works as a prison officer in Las Vegas.
Championships and awardsEdit
- California Interscholastic Federation
- California State Wrestling -86.6 kg/191 lb Championship
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
- Grapplers Quest
- Grapplers Quest Heavyweight (-94.8 kg/209 lb) Championship
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|3||0 wins||0 losses|
|Loss||18–15-1||Sean O'Connell||Decision (unanimous)||SHOWDOWN FIGHTS - XII Buchholz vs. Collard II||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||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||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||July 31, 2010||3||4:29||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Loss||16–13–1||Steve Bossé||Decision (unanimous)||Mixed Fighting League 2: Battleground||February 27, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||16–12–1||Dwayne Lewis||KO (punch)||MFC 23||December 4, 2009||1||4:58||Enoch, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||16–11–1||Ryan Jimmo||Decision (split)||MFC 22||October 2, 2009||3||5:00||Enoch, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||16–10–1||Ricardo Arona||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 4||September 12, 2009||3||5:00||Rio de Janiero, Brazil|
|Win||16–9–1||Aaron Lofton||TKO (elbows)||MFC 21||May 15, 2009||2||0:49||Enoch, Alberta, Canada||Returns to Light Heavyweight.|
|Loss||15–9–1||Denis Kang||TKO (punches)||Raw Combat: Redemption||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||June 21, 2008||1||1:08||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–7–1||Terry Martin||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 81||February 2, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–7–1||Rob Kimmons||Decision (unanimous)||IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons||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||February 3, 2007||2||3:49||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Draw||13–6–1||Jorge Oliveira||Draw||WFA: King of the Streets||July 22, 2006||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||13–6||Jason Guida||Decision (unanimous)||WEF: Orleans Arena||June 10, 2006||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–6||Jason Guida||Submission (guillotine choke)||World Extreme Fighting 17||April 1, 2006||3||2:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–5||Travis Wiuff||Decision (majority)||Elite Fighting 1: Supremacy||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||September 30, 2005||2||2:55||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||10–5||Alan Belcher||Decision (unanimous)||World Extreme Fighting 16||September 24, 2005||5||5:00||Enid, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||9–5||Antony Rea||TKO (elbow)||World Etreme Fighting: Houston||July 16, 2005||4||2:26||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–5||Jason MacDonald||Decision (unanimous)||World Extreme Fighting: Sin City||May 20, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Drops to Middleweight.|
|Loss||7–5||Jason Lambert||Decision (split)||KOTC - Mortal Sins||May 7, 2005||3||5:00||Primm, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–4||Vincent Lawler||Submission (punches)||Desert Heat 4||March 12, 2005||1||1:56||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Travis Lutter||KO (punch)||UFC 50||October 22, 2004||2||0:43||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–3||Vernon White||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 32 - Bringing Heat||January 24, 2004||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||5–3||Vitor Belfort||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 43||June 6, 2003||1||1:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–2||Alex Stiebling||KO (punch)||WFA 3: Level 3||November 23, 2002||1||1:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–2||Tom Sauer||TKO (elbows)||WFA 2: Level 2||July 5, 2002||2||1:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Rich Franklin||Submission (armbar)||World Fighting Alliance 1||November 3, 2001||1||1:02||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Vernon White||Decision (split)||KOTC 8 - Bombs Away||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||February 24, 2001||3||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ioka Tianuu||Submission (strikes)||KOTC 5 - Cage Wars||September 16, 2000||1||3:32||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Quinton Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 4 - Gladiators||June 24, 2000||2||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States||Won King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Championship.|
17 wins (10 KOs), 9 losses, 0 draws