Francis "Fire" Marshall
Height: 5' 9"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 313
Significant Strikes Landed: 133
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 13
Takedowns Landed: 1
Francis Marshall is an American mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler. Born in Los Angeles, California, Francis Marshall began wrestling at a very early age, competing in the local amateur leagues. His success in these competitions earned him an invitation to compete for Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he placed fourth overall. He then turned his sights towards professional wrestling and signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2010.
Marshall quickly rose through the ranks of WWE’s talent pool and was soon headlining pay-per-view events such as WrestleMania XXIV alongside some of the biggest names in sports entertainment including John Cena, Triple H and Randy Orton. During this time period he also had several memorable feuds with wrestlers such as The Miz, Kane and Big Show which further raised his profile within WWE circles.
In 2015 however, Marshall made the decision to leave WWE after almost five years with the company due to personal differences between himself and management. Shortly afterwards he immersed himself into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training full time under renowned coach Cesar Gracie at his Academy located near San Francisco Bay Area. It took just one year for Francis to make a name for himself within MMA circles after signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Since joining UFC back on June 2016 Francis has been on an impressive winning streak amassing over 10 wins out of 12 fights thus far against some formidable opponents including Charles Oliveira & Shane Carwin among others who are considered top contenders on their division rankings list respectively Featherweight & Heavyweight division’s . His most notable win so far was a unanimous decision victory against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Ferguson back on April 2017 which saw him jump from #11 to #7 ranked fighter on Middleweight division ranking list consequently leading bookmakers around world offering bets regarding Francis’ upcoming bouts given improved odds whenever he competes either title or non-title fight alike .
Aside from fighting inside octagon Francis is also known by charity works making visits hospitals , orphanages & schools talking with students about importance of education , self respect amongst other topics . On January 2018 during press conference promoting upcoming fight between him versus Kelvin Gastelum that eventually ended up being cancelled due reasons beyond control ,he expressed wishes start his own foundation helping less fortunate children around world getting access basic educational needs giving them same chances succeed like any child would have living privileged environments when asked about why wanting start it said : “I believe that knowledge is power; if I can help bridge gaps created by poverty or circumstance then I want be involved” .
In summation, Francis Marshall is a highly talented mixed martial artist who has used both his physical abilities as well as charitable efforts to benefit those less fortunate than himself throughout his career both inside octagon outside it too . He continues strive excellence improve every day keeping humble attitude never forgetting where came from no matter how much fame fortune accumulates along way setting example many hopes follow someday becoming role model younger generations aspiring become fighters themselves one day