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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

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
30
3
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
20
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
20
2
#d1212a
Tarikoplata
10
1
#fad11b
Triangle
10
1
#f58822
Choke from back
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
30
3
#86e620
Toe hold
20
2
#5AD3D1
Mounted X choke
10
1
#d1212a
Choke
10
1
#fad11b
Armbar
10
1
#f58822
Kimura
10
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Marcus Beddor Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23956Willis NunesWillis NunesLPointsOklahoma Open64KGF2020
23966Victor HugoVictor HugoLMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABS4F2020
24091Elijah TagalogLPts: 6x4Pan American64KG4F2020
24514Bebeto OliveiraLTriangleAmerican Nats64KGF2020
25401Alexander LaneLChokeOrlando OpenABSR12021
25414Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLPointsOrlando NGO67KG4F2021
25436Francisco CuenoLPointsOrlando NGOABSR12021
25750Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLTriangleHouston Open64KG4F2021
26044Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 12x2NoGi Pan Am.61KG4F2021
26264Fernando SoaresLPts: 6x4Indianapolis Open70KGF2021
26271Saar ShemeshLTriangleIndianapolis OpenABS4F2021
26280Almog BritschLArmbarIndianapolis NGOABSSF2021
26819Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 2x0Chicago Open70KGF2021
26831Lucas NoratLucas NoratLToe holdChicago OpenABS4F2021
26838Alex HodiLKimuraChicago NGO67KGF2021
27495Jordan VaismanJordan VaismanLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KG4F2021
28170Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KG4F2021
28963Vinicius SaenzLPointsJJ CON64KG4F2021
29032Gabriel GaudioGabriel GaudioLToe holdJJ CON NG67KGF2021
31386Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 0x0, PenADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31521Huthayfah PenneyLPts: 6x2Pan American64KGR22022
23953N/AWPts: 4x2Oklahoma Open64KG4F2020
23955Matheus MagalhaesWStraight ankle lockOklahoma Open64KGSF2020
24086Suraj BudhramWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American64KGR12020
24512Suraj BudhramWPointsAmerican Nats64KGSF2020
25366Igor ManceboWArmbarOrlando Open64KGSF2021
25367Max DeBeenWPointsOrlando Open64KGF2021
25788Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPointsHouston NGO69KGSF2021
25790Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWInside heel hookHouston NGO69KGF2021
25956Igor manceboWTarikoplataN.Orleans Open64KGF2021
25982Reylando LeonWTriangleN.Orleans NGO61KGF2021
26262Viki DabushWStraight ankle lockIndianapolis Open70KGSF2021
26276Viki DabushWPointsIndianapolis NGO67KGF2021
26279N/AWArmbarIndianapolis NGOABS4F2021
26818Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backChicago Open70KGSF2021
26837David MoslehWPts: 2x0Chicago NGO67KGSF2021
27490Kalel SantosWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGR12021
28131Cristobal ChavezWInside heel hookCombat SportsSPFN/A2021
28166Vincent SaenzWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGR12021
29027Michael LorneWInside heel hookJJ CON NG67KG4F2021
29031John FreemanWAdvJJ CON NG67KGSF2021
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