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"The Fury"

16-6-0

Carmelo Marrero

Carmelo "The Fury" Marrero

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  • Name: Carmelo Marrero
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-6-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Fury
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.26
  • Last Fight: October 25, 2013 in XFECW
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $24,000 USD
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 73.5" (187cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Born: Douglasville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Douglasville, Pennsylvania
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Carmelo Marrero Wiki Update Wiki

Carmelo Marrero appeared to be a future heavyweight contender in the UFC after winning a Split Decision over highly regarded striker Cheick Kongo in 2006, but he was defeated in subsequent fights with Gabriel Gonzaga and Wilson Gouveia before being cut from the promotion in 2007. Marerro, who was undersized for a heavyweight, earned another shot in the UFC in 2009 at 205, but was defeated by TUF 8 Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader.


Although he lacks both the polish and power to finish opponents on the feet, Marerro is the definition of a grinder on the ground. He is a crafty Greco-Roman wrestler who is very difficult to finish, especially via strikes.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:04 PM ET
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Carmelo Marrero MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:33 Round 1 of 3
Shelton Graves
Ref: Bill Bookwalter
XFE 28: Atiyeh vs. Gratalo 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2013.10.25
Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO
1:54 Round 2 of 3, 6:54 Total
JA Dudley
Ref: J Chappell
XFE 24
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 251.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Lew Polley
Ref: Keith Peterson
Bellator 77
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 240 lbs
2012.10.19
Weigh-In: 239.8 lbs
Cancelled Bout Seth Petruzelli Bellator 68 2012.05.11
Reason: Petruzelli Illness
Cancelled Bout Steven Banks MMA Power Tour 1 2011.12.09
Reason: Event Canceled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Scott Barrett
Ref: John Hosegood
XFC 14: Resurrection
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2011.10.21
Odds: +160 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 254.8 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Mark Holata C3 Fights 2011.01.29
Win | Submission | Choke Steven Banks World Cagefighting Championships 2010.10.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous Brian Heden C3 Fights 2010.07.17
Win | Submission | Choke Wayne Cole C3 Fights 2010.02.13
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Antwain Britt Vendetta Fighting Championship 2009.09.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ryan Bader
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2009.04.01
Odds: +336 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Steve Steinbeiss
Ref: Jorge Ortiz
WEC 36: Faber vs Brown
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.11.05
Odds: -325 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock Chuck Huus C3 Fights 2008.09.19
Win | Submission | Choke Rader McHugh C3 Fights 2008.08.16
No Contest
1:37 Round 1 of 3
Mike Ciesnolevicz
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.04.04
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Rafael del Real WCO 2007.11.07
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:06 Round 1 of 3
Wilson Gouveia
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2007.05.26
Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:22 Round 1 of 3
Gabriel Gonzaga
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2006.12.30
Odds: +256 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 220.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Cheick Kongo
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 64: Unstoppable
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2006.10.14
Odds: +450 Heavy Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 222.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Petrus Walker Cage Fury FC 2006.06.30
Win | Submission | Choke Dale Carson MFC 2006.03.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous Sherman Pendergarst Reality Fighting 2005.08.06
Win | Decision | Unanimous Chris Volo Reality Fighting 2005.04.02
Win | Submission | Choke Chris Dippolito Reality Fighting 2004.10.16

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