TUF 8 vet cut after two-fight skid
Eliot Marshall, following a two-fight skid in his second stint with the promotion, has been released by the UFC.
Marshall announced his release on his Twitter feed late Wednesday, saying, “Well, its (sic) official. I have been released by the UFC.”
Marshall (10-4, 3-3 UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Brandon Vera at UFC 137 in October. After two rounds for Vera, Marshall had a strong third that could have been argued for a 10-8 to make the fight a draw. But all three judges saw it 29-28 for Vera. Prior to that fight, Marshall lost a short-notice fight to Luiz Cane in his return to the company at UFC 128 in March.
Marshall got his start with the UFC on Season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” On that show’s season finale, he beat Jules Bruchez in his official UFC debut. He went on to a three-fight streak with decision wins over Vinny Malgahaes and Jason Brilz before a split decision loss to Vladimir Matyushenko in March 2010 got him a surprising pink slip.
It took three wins outside the promotion to get the call-back in March, and now Marshall will look to build another streak in hopes of a third stint with the UFC.