Nate “The Great” Marquardt

Birthday: 1979-04-20
AGE: 35
Aurora, Colorado
United States
Height
6’0″
182.88 cm 
Weight
185 lbs
83.91 kg

Association:
High Altitude Martial Arts
Class: Middleweight
Wins 33 9 KO/TKO (27%) 16 SUBMISSIONS (48%) 8 DECISIONS (24%)
Losses 13 3 KO/TKO (23%) 2 SUBMISSIONS (15%) 8 DECISIONS (62%)
Draws 2
Most people hear, but not everyone truly listens. While Nate “The Great” Marquardt was racking up an impressive seven titles as the middleweight King of Pancrase in Japan, the naysayers were doubting his ability and professing how he’d never make it in the UFC. Some disagreed, going so far as saying Nate would be a middleweight champion someday, but few listened. So he took his talents to the biggest MMA organization in the world in 2005 and since then he has continually been ranked in the top 10 middleweights in all of MMA. But this is a biography, so let’s back up a little. As a teenager, Nate was a voracious martial arts student. He studied kickboxing, Wing Chun, and Kenpo under legendary instructor Alistair McNiven. He wrestled and grappled, eventually finding his way to one of the most storied legends in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Master Ricardo Murgel at age 18. Nate would eventually become one of the few black belts under Murgel. If you’ve never heard of Master Murgel, Google him. Nate has always been an athlete. Throughout high school in Wheatridge, Colorado, he was active in just about everything and though he had an extensive background in the martial arts (see above), he didn’t become involved in MMA until he saw footage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, like most of us. Although he is perhaps best known for his association with Greg Jackson’s mixed martial 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. Nate currently runs the High Altitude Martial Arts Center in Aurora, Colorado…which is the same town Wayne’s World was broadcast out of. Marquardt is soft spoken and does not subscribe to the theory that trash talking hypes fights. He’d rather let his actions do the talking in the cage. With over thirty wins to his credit against some of the best fighters in the world, we’ve learned to listen.
Date VS. Fighter Event Location

UFC 182

January 03, 2015 / TBA, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Versus

Nate Marquardt

33 – 13 – 2 (Win – Loss – Draw)

Brad Tavares

12 – 3 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)