|Julian Marquez Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||May 8, 1990|
Julian Marquez is an American professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2017. He had started his professional career in May 2014 and has represented teams such as Syndicate MMA (2014-2020) and Glory MMA (2020-present). He holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
He splits his time between Kansas City, Missouri, United States, and Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States.
Julian had attended the Kearney Middle School and the Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri. He had later joined the school program at the Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college in Marshall, Missouri. He had left the program after getting into an ugly fight with a teammate.
Mixed Martial Artist
- Siblings – Antonio Miguel Marquez (Older Brother)
6 ft or 183 cm
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Cuban descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a thick beard
Julian Marquez Facts
- Although Julian had started wrestling from 8th grade, he was highly enthusiastic about music as well and used to play the violin and sing in the school choir. It was only in 2010 that he had made a serious decision to pursue mixed martial arts as a career.
- In his debut professional mixed martial arts career, in May 2014, he had defeated his opponent in just 53 seconds, via technical knockout (TKO). The 2nd win of his career had made him wait much longer though, as it arrived after more than a year.
- In December 2017, during the UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos event, he was scheduled to fight Vitor Miranda. Vitor, though, withdrew from the contest 2 weeks before the scheduled event, due to an injury, and was replaced by Darren Stewart. Julian went on to win the fight by submission via a guillotine choke in the 2nd round. Even though this was not the main fight of the event, he was awarded a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus award, the first of his career.
- In July 2018, at the weigh-in of a fight against Alessio Di Chirico, he had weighed in at 190 lbs which was 4 pounds above the middleweight limit of 186 lbs. Due to this, he had to surrender 30% of his fight purse to Di Chirco and the match proceeded at a catchweight. Julian eventually lost the fight via a split decision. The misfortune did not stop there though as he sustained a fully torn latissimus dorsi during that match which led him to have 2 surgeries that caused him to miss almost 2 years of his career.
- In February 2021, he had defeated Maki Pitolo, at UFC 258, in the 3rd round via an anaconda choke. This had made him just the 18th fighter in UFC history to win a bout via an anaconda choke. The win had also earned him a ‘Performance of the Night’ award, the first of his career.
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