Marvin Eastman

Marvin Eastman
Marvin Eastman
Born June 8, 1971 (1971-06-08) (age 40)
Merced, California, United States
Other names The Beastman
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
Style Wrestling, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Lewis/Pederneiras Vale Tudo[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 17
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 9
Losses 14
By knockout 7
By submission 2
By decision 5
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marvin Lee Eastman (born June 8, 1971 in Merced, California) is an American 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.



Eastman is a full-time corrections officer. He 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, Franklin won by armbar in the first round. 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 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 defeat Vernon White via unanimous decision. Following the rematch with White, Eastman was given another shot in the UFC against Travis Lutter. After a fairly uneventful first round, Lutter caught Eastman with an overhand right knocking Eastman out cold 43 seconds into the second round.

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, with victories over fighters such as Jason MacDonald, Alan Belcher and Jason Guida in a rematch.

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 Oliviera.

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 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 punch combinations to the head and body.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 off the unconscious Eastman thus giving Lewis the KO win at 4:58 of the first round. Next he fought Steve Bossé and lost by unanimous decision. Eastman lost 8 out of his last 14 fights. He then faced Api Hemara winning by TKO in the third round snapping his four fight losing streak. In his next fight he lost by KO to Glover Teixeira

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–14–1 Brazil Glover Teixeira KO (punch) Shooto Brasil Fight for BOPE. 02011-08-25August 25, 2011 1 4:00
Win 17–13–1 Australia Api Hemara TKO (punches) Xtreame MMA 2: Australia 02010-07-31July 31, 2010 3 4:29
Loss 16–13–1 Canada Steve Bossé Decision (unanimous) MFL 2: Battleground 02010-02-27February 27, 2010 3 5:00
Loss 16–12–1 Canada Dwayne Lewis KO (punches) MFC 23 02009-12-04December 4, 2009 1 4:58
Loss 16–11–1 Canada Ryan Jimmo Decision (split) MFC 22 02009-10-02October 2, 2009 3 5:00
Loss 16–10–1 Brazil Ricardo Arona Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 02009-09-12September 12, 2009 3 5:00
Win 16–9–1 United States Aaron Lofton TKO (elbows) MFC 21 02009-05-15May 15, 2009 2 0:49
Loss 15–9–1 Canada Denis Kang KO (punches) Raw Combat: Redemption 02008-10-25October 25, 2008 1 0:48
Loss 15–8–1 United States Drew McFedries KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale 02008-06-21June 21, 2008 1 1:08
Win 15–7–1 United States Terry Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC 81 02008-02-02February 2, 2008 3 5:00
Win 14–7–1 United States Rob Kimmons Decision (unanimous) IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons 02007-07-07July 7, 2007 5 5:00
Loss 13–7–1 United States Quinton Jackson KO (punches) UFC 67 02007-02-03February 3, 2007 2 3:49
vDraw 13–6–1 Brazil Jorge Oliveira Draw WFA: King of the Streets 02006-07-22July 22, 2006 3 5:00
Win 13–6 United States Jason Guida Decision (unanimous) WEF – Orleans Arena 02006-06-10June 10, 2006 5 5:00
Loss 12–6 United States Jason Guida Submission (guillotine choke) WEF – Orleans Arena 02006-04-01April 1, 2006 3 2:07
Win 12–5 United States Travis Wiuff Decision (majority) Elite Fighting Championship: Supremacy 02006-03-18March 18, 2006 4 5:00
Win 11–5 Canada Yan Pellerin Submission (choke) TKO Major League MMA 22: Lionheart 02005-09-30September 30, 2005 2 2:55
Win 10–5 United States Alan Belcher Decision (unanimous) WEF: Enid 02005-09-24September 24, 2005 5 5:00
Win 9–5 France Antony Rea TKO WEF: Houston 02005-07-16July 16, 2005 4 2:26
Win 8–5 Canada Jason MacDonald Decision WEF: Sin City 02005-05-20May 20, 2005 3 5:00
Loss 7–5 United States Jason Lambert Decision (split) King of the cage: Mortal Sins 02005-05-07May 7, 2005 3 5:00
Win 7–4 United States Vincent Lawler TKO Desert Heat 02005-03-12March 12, 2005 1
Loss 6–4 United States Travis Lutter KO (punch) UFC 50 02004-10-22October 22, 2004 2 0:43
Win 6–3 United States Vernon White Decision (unanimous) KOTC 32: Bringing Heat 02004-01-24January 24, 2004 3 5:00
Loss 5–3 Brazil Vitor Belfort TKO (knee and punches) UFC 43 02003-06-06June 6, 2003 1 1:07
Win 5–2 United States Alex Stiebling KO (slam) WFA 3: Level 3 02002-11-23November 23, 2002 1 1:07
Win 4–2 United States Tom Sauer TKO (strikes) WFA 2: Level 2 02002-07-05July 5, 2002 2 1:35
Loss 3–2 United States Rich Franklin Submission (armbar) World Fighting Alliance 1 02001-11-03November 3, 2001 1 1:02
Loss 3–1 United States Vernon White Decision (majority) KOTC Bombs Away 02001-04-29April 29, 2001 3 5:00
Win 3–0 United States Floyd Sword Decision KOTC 7: Wet and Wild 02001-02-24February 24, 2001 3 5:00
Win 2–0 United States Ioka Tianuu Submission (strikes) KOTC 5: Cage Wars 02000-09-16September 16, 2000 1 3:32
Win 1–0 United States Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) KOTC 4: Gladiators 02000-06-24June 24, 2000 2 5:00 Wins King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Title


  1. ^ "Fight Finder: Marvin Eastman". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 

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