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Carmelo Marrero

Carmelo "The Fury" Marrero

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  • Name: Carmelo Marrero
  • MMA Record: 16-6-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Fury
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.26
  • Last Fight: October 25, 2013 in XFECW
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 73.5" (187cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $24,000 USD
  • Born: Douglasville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Douglasville, Pennsylvania
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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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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Nick Gaston KOTC 2014.10.12
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:33 Round 1 of 3

Shelton Graves
15-6-0 2-2-0

XFE 28: Atiyeh vs. Gratalo 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.10.25
Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs | Referee: Bill Bookwalter
Win | KO/TKO
1:54 Round 2 of 3, 6:54 Total

JA Dudley
14-6-0 6-10-0

XFE 24
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 251.0 lbs | Referee: J Chappell
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lew Polley
14-5-0 11-4-0

Bellator 77
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 240 lbs

2012.10.19
Weigh-In: 239.8 lbs | Referee: Keith Peterson
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
13-5-0 12-2-0

XFC 14: Resurrection
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.10.21
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 254.8 lbs | Referee: John Hosegood
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

Aruba Regional

2009.09.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Bader
10-2-0 8-0-0

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Steve Steinbeiss
9-2-0 4-1-0

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 | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
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
7-2-0 13-3-0

IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.04.04
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Rafael del Real

California Regional

2007.11.07
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:06 Round 1 of 3

Wilson Gouveia
6-1-0 8-4-0

UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.05.26
Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:22 Round 1 of 3

Gabriel Gonzaga
6-0-0 6-1-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cheick Kongo
5-0-0 9-2-1

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Petrus Walker

Cage Fury FC

2006.06.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Dale Carson

New Jersey Regional

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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