Eliot Marshall Released from the UFC

December 1, 2011

Eliot Marshall

A second stint in the UFC has come to an end for former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Eliot Marshall.

The Colorado based heavyweight has been released from the promotion following back-to-back losses.

“Well it’s official,” Marshall wrote on his Twitter account. “I have been released by the UFC.”

Marshall originally came back to the UFC on short notice when the promotion needed a replacement to face Luiz Cane at UFC 128 in March. Marshall stepped up to the plate, but suffered a TKO loss to the Brazilian.

Coming back at UFC 137, Marshall took on Brandon Vera in a pivotal light heavyweight match-up for both fighters.

Despite Marshall nearly finishing Vera several times in the third round, including a knockdown and two near submissions, the judges still only saw it as a 10-9 and gave the first two rounds to Vera.

The decision was met with a lot of controversy after the fight, but despite the close nature of the fight, the UFC has opted not to retain Marshall’s services.

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