- Marvin Eastman
Marvin Eastman Born June 8, 1971
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 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
Professional record breakdown 32 matches 17 wins 14 losses By knockout 6 7 By submission 2 2 By decision 9 5 Draws 1 Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes Loss 17–14–1 Glover Teixeira KO (punch) Shooto Brasil Fight for BOPE. August 25, 2011 1 4:00 Win 17–13–1 Api Hemara TKO (punches) Xtreame MMA 2: Australia July 31, 2010 3 4:29 Loss 16–13–1 Steve Bossé Decision (unanimous) MFL 2: Battleground February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Loss 16–12–1 Dwayne Lewis KO (punches) MFC 23 December 4, 2009 1 4:58 Loss 16–11–1 Ryan Jimmo Decision (split) MFC 22 October 2, 2009 3 5:00 Loss 16–10–1 Ricardo Arona Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Win 16–9–1 Aaron Lofton TKO (elbows) MFC 21 May 15, 2009 2 0:49 Loss 15–9–1 Denis Kang KO (punches) Raw Combat: Redemption October 25, 2008 1 0:48 Loss 15–8–1 Drew McFedries KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale June 21, 2008 1 1:08 Win 15–7–1 Terry Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC 81 February 2, 2008 3 5:00 Win 14–7–1 Rob Kimmons Decision (unanimous) IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons July 7, 2007 5 5:00 Loss 13–7–1 Quinton Jackson KO (punches) UFC 67 February 3, 2007 2 3:49 vDraw 13–6–1 Jorge Oliveira Draw WFA: King of the Streets July 22, 2006 3 5:00 Win 13–6 Jason Guida Decision (unanimous) WEF – Orleans Arena June 10, 2006 5 5:00 Loss 12–6 Jason Guida Submission (guillotine choke) WEF – Orleans Arena April 1, 2006 3 2:07 Win 12–5 Travis Wiuff Decision (majority) Elite Fighting Championship: Supremacy March 18, 2006 4 5:00 Win 11–5 Yan Pellerin Submission (choke) TKO Major League MMA 22: Lionheart September 30, 2005 2 2:55 Win 10–5 Alan Belcher Decision (unanimous) WEF: Enid September 24, 2005 5 5:00 Win 9–5 Antony Rea TKO WEF: Houston July 16, 2005 4 2:26 Win 8–5 Jason MacDonald Decision WEF: Sin City May 20, 2005 3 5:00 Loss 7–5 Jason Lambert Decision (split) King of the cage: Mortal Sins May 7, 2005 3 5:00 Win 7–4 Vincent Lawler TKO Desert Heat March 12, 2005 1 Loss 6–4 Travis Lutter KO (punch) UFC 50 October 22, 2004 2 0:43 Win 6–3 Vernon White Decision (unanimous) KOTC 32: Bringing Heat January 24, 2004 3 5:00 Loss 5–3 Vitor Belfort TKO (knee and punches) UFC 43 June 6, 2003 1 1:07 Win 5–2 Alex Stiebling KO (slam) WFA 3: Level 3 November 23, 2002 1 1:07 Win 4–2 Tom Sauer TKO (strikes) WFA 2: Level 2 July 5, 2002 2 1:35 Loss 3–2 Rich Franklin Submission (armbar) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 1 1:02 Loss 3–1 Vernon White Decision (majority) KOTC Bombs Away April 29, 2001 3 5:00 Win 3–0 Floyd Sword Decision KOTC 7: Wet and Wild February 24, 2001 3 5:00 Win 2–0 Ioka Tianuu Submission (strikes) KOTC 5: Cage Wars September 16, 2000 1 3:32 Win 1–0 Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) KOTC 4: Gladiators June 24, 2000 2 5:00 Wins King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Title
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