Nate Marquadt/OUT

Nate MarquardtNickname: The Great
Born in 1979
Home: Colorado – USA
Style: Submission Fighting
Team: Jackson’s Submission Fighting
Division: under 87.9 Kg

MMA record: 28 – 8 – 2 (54% of victories by submission)

Other accomplishments:
* 2nd Degree Black Belt in Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts/Jiu-Jitsu
* Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Murgel
* 2002 Pancrase Spirit Tour Champion
* 2000 Ring of Fire Middleweight Champion
* 1999 World Vale-Tudo Federation Champion
* 1999 IMA Rumble In The Rockies Champion
* 1999 Bas Rutten Invitational 4 Lightweight Champion

Marquardt x Leites

Marquardt x Leites

Bio: Marquardt began his training in the martial arts as a teenager, studying the disciplines of brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and kempo under instructor Alistair McNiven. Additionally, he took lessons in wrestling and eventually began training under brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Ricardo Murgel at age 18. Active in sports throughout high school, he contends that he did not become involved in the martial arts until he saw footage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Although he is perhaps best known for his association with Greg Jackson’s Gaidojutsu mixed matial arts team, Marquardt has also trained with Sanae Kikuta and the Grabaka Dojo in Japan as well as american kickboxer and mixed martial artist Duane “Bang” Ludwig in Colorado. Marquardt runs an academy, High Altitude Martial Arts, located in Aurora, Colorado.
“I’m very blessed in my training. I have had all my team training with me for this fight. Keith Jardine. Georges St. Pierre, Rashad Evans, Joey Villaseñor, Elliott Marshall, Duane Ludwig, DeAndrey Abrahm, Vemo Phillips, Manny Perez and the UNC Wrestling Team have all helped me train for fighting. Everyday is different with MMA, grappling, wrestling, boxing, kickboxing and strengh/conditioning. They all teach me and oversee my training to make sure I am doing everything right.”
His trainers are Trevor Wittman, Greg Jackson, Mike VanArsdale, John Chaimberg and Ricardo Murgel among others. His favourite technique is the Marquardt Choke.