Light-Heavyweight Eliot Marshall Announces UFC Release
By FCF Staff
Another run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for Eliot Marshall has come to an end, according to a recent post on the Twitter account of light-heavyweight veteran. The news comes after Marshall lost by unanimous decision to Brandon Vera, on October 29th at UFC 137, to give the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt two consecutive losses.
Marshall’s Twitter update stated: “Well its official. I have been released by the UFC.”
Prior to his defeat to Vera, which saw the 31 year-old-fighter launch a comeback in round three to nearly take the fight, Marshall was stopped by Luiz Cane at UFC 128 in March.
Marshall’s initial run in the UFC saw the light-heavyweight go 3-1, but following a split decision loss to Vladimir Matyushenko in March, 2010, the former TUF competitor was released.
The light-heavyweight proceeded to win three straight fights before returning to the UFC earlier this year.
The Colorado based fighter made his way to the UFC in 2008 after going 5-1 as a professional.