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Nate Marquardt


Win Rate
62 %
Finish Rate
78 %
Decision Win %
40 %

Nate Marquardt

6' 0 (183 cm)
75 in. (6' 3/190 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Shane Pitts
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Marquardt's late father was a Lutheran pastor, worked in construction, and was also a Marine veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. Because of his father's work he and his family moved around frequently to places including Chicago, Illinois, and Indiana. Present Marquardt's fighting style derived from his fights in Pancrase under the leadership of Sheldon Marr from Colorado. Shane Pitts trained Marquardt in Japanese jujutsu for three years and gave him a black belt. Marquardt was active in other sports as well, including basketball and soccer, at Wheat Ridge High School and also began taking freestyle wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons when he was 18 years old under the instruction of Ricardo Murgel.
Fighter Trivia
Marquardt has an older brother who is in the United States Air Force. Marquardt made a short cameo appearance in the beginning of MC Hammer's music video for the Jay-Z diss track, "Better Run Run" along with Brendan Schaub, Eliot Marshall, and trainer Trevor Wittman. Marquardt also had a small screen appearance in the movie Warrior as Karl "The Dane" Kruller.

Awards & Accolades

  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Strikeforce: Fought the last fight in Strikeforce History
  • UFC: Headlined the First UFC Fight Night
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times)
  • Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: Pancrase Middleweight Championship (Three times, First)
  • Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: 2002 Pancrase Spirit Tour Champion
  • Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: 2000 King of Pancrase Middleweight Tournament Champion
  • Ring of Fire: 2000 Ring of Fire Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • World Vale Tudo Federation: 1999 World Vale Tudo Federation Championship (One time)
  • Bas Rutten Invitational: 1999 Bas Rutten Invitational 4 Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Rumble In The Rockies: 1999 I.M.A. Rumble In The Rockies Championship (One time)
  • MMAMania.com: 2010 True Warrior Award

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