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Marcus Beddor is a Minnesota-based professional grappler and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Ishmael Bentley, as well as a member of the M-Theory Martial Arts Academy. Beddor broke through as one of the sport’s top light-featherweights while competing in the upper echelon of the sport, the pro-division, where he beat big jiu-jitsu names such as Richar Nogueira, Emilio Hernandez, Brian Mahecha, to name a few, while earning gold medals in numerous tournaments of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s circuit.

Marcus Beddor Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Marcus Beddor

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Pedro Sauer > Ishmael Bentley > Marcus Beddo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Indianapolis Open NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2015 blue)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: M-Theory

Marcus Beddor Biography

Marcus Beddor was born on November 1st, 1996, in Buffalo, Minnesota, USA, growing up just outside Minneapolis.

Although not particularly athletically gifted, by his own admission, sports were always an integral part of Beddor’s upbringing with soccer (football) being his preferred competitive activity, playing it at the varsity level throughout high school up until jiu-jitsu became his passion.

While playing sports such as the aforementioned soccer and baseball, Marcus also grew increasingly interested in martial arts. The first combat-related activity practiced by Beddor was tae kwon do, which he started as an 8-year-old. That ended up being a short-lived experience as the young Minnesotan quickly grew bored of the lengthy poomsay work (the Korean equivalent of the Japanese kata).

Although the tae kwon do experience was not a success, Marcus remained a fan of combat sports, particularly boxing. His love for the ring led him towards mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. From there, while hearing the UFC commentary, he learned about jiu-jitsu.

Fueled by Joe Rogan’s enthusiastic descriptions of the ground game, Marcus decided to join a jiu-jitsu school. He was 13 years old when he signed, with his father, to the M-Theory Martial Arts Academy, a Pedro Sauer team affiliate led by Ishmael Bentley.

By the time he was 14-15, Beddor knew jiu-jitsu was an activity he wanted to pursue as a profession. His dedication led him to become a coach himself, teaching at both M-Theory Martial Arts and Minnesota Top Team.

On August 28, 2020. Mr. Ishmael Bentley promoted Marcus Beddor to black belt. Earning this rank was a major stepping stone in Marcus’ career. In an interview to the BJJ Heroes site on September 2021, Beddor explained that throughout his colored belt career he had suffered from a “small-town mentality”. A self-imposed belief that he was not “good enough” to hang with the best in his division, but with his new grade, Marcus made a conscious effort to change this frame of mind:

I made a decision to compete at black belt, and if I failed, I would fail upwards. This has freed me from a few shackles, meaning that I have been improving at a crazy rate. I believe in myself, and I just want to get better, not only for me and competing, but for my students.” Marcus said of his excellent performances during his early days of competing as a black belt. His new competitive frame of mind reaped dividends as Marcus Beddor caused quite an impression in the months that followed, particularly in the IBJJF circuit.

Marcus Beddor Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
36
4
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
18
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
18
2
#d1212a
Tarikoplata
9
1
#fad11b
Triangle
9
1
#f58822
Choke from back
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
31
4
#86e620
Toe hold
15
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
8
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
8
1
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
8
1
#f58822
Mounted X choke
8
1
#224aba
Choke
8
1
#ff9124
Armbar
8
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Marcus Beddor Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23988Willis NunesWillis NunesLPointsOklahoma Open64KGF2020
23998Victor HugoVictor HugoLMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABS4F2020
24123Elijah TagalogLPts: 6x4Pan American64KG4F2020
24547Bebeto OliveiraLTriangleAmerican Nats64KGF2020
25435Alexander LaneLChokeOrlando OpenABSR12021
25448Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLPointsOrlando NGO67KG4F2021
25470Francisco CuenoLPointsOrlando NGOABSR12021
25785Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLTriangleHouston Open64KG4F2021
26083Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 12x2NoGi Pan Am.61KG4F2021
26304Fernando SoaresLPts: 6x4Indianapolis Open70KGF2021
26311Saar ShemeshLTriangleIndianapolis OpenABS4F2021
26320Almog BritschLArmbarIndianapolis NGOABSSF2021
26859Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 2x0Chicago Open70KGF2021
26871Lucas NoratLucas NoratLToe holdChicago OpenABS4F2021
26878Alex HodiLKimuraChicago NGO67KGF2021
27536Jordan VaismanJordan VaismanLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KG4F2021
28212Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KG4F2021
29008Vinicius SaenzLPointsJJ CON64KG4F2021
29077Gabriel GaudioGabriel GaudioLToe holdJJ CON NG67KGF2021
31477Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 0x0, PenADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31613Huthayfah PenneyLPts: 6x2Pan American64KGR22022
34524Rene LopezLPts: 4x4, AdvChicago SMO64KGSF2022
35212Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 6x4Atlanta FO64KGSF2022
35256Bebeto OliveiraLTriangleAtlanta FNGO61KGF2022
38409Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLBow and arrowPan American64KG8F2023
38846Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthLTriangle armbarCharleston Open64KG4F2023
38876Edward LuceroLPointsCharleston NGO61KGF2023
23985N/AWPts: 4x2Oklahoma Open64KG4F2020
23987Matheus MagalhaesWStraight ankle lockOklahoma Open64KGSF2020
24118Suraj BudhramWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American64KGR12020
24545Suraj BudhramWPointsAmerican Nats64KGSF2020
25400Igor ManceboWArmbarOrlando Open64KGSF2021
25401Max DeBeenWPointsOrlando Open64KGF2021
25823Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPointsHouston NGO69KGSF2021
25825Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWInside heel hookHouston NGO69KGF2021
25995Igor manceboWTarikoplataN.Orleans Open64KGF2021
26021Reylando LeonWTriangleN.Orleans NGO61KGF2021
26302Viki DabushWStraight ankle lockIndianapolis Open70KGSF2021
26316Viki DabushWPointsIndianapolis NGO67KGF2021
26319N/AWArmbarIndianapolis NGOABS4F2021
26858Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backChicago Open70KGSF2021
26877David MoslehWPts: 2x0Chicago NGO67KGSF2021
27531Kalel SantosWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGR12021
28173Cristobal ChavezWInside heel hookCombat SportsSPFN/A2021
28208Vincent SaenzWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGR12021
29072Michael LorneWInside heel hookJJ CON NG67KG4F2021
29076John FreemanWAdvJJ CON NG67KGSF2021
34548Chase RosaWInside heel hookChicago SMNG61KGF2022
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