Julian Marquez is a renowned American professional MMA (Mixed Martial Artist) fighter. Julian Marquez is currently competing in the Middleweight division of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Julian Marquez was born Julian Felipe Marquez on 8th May 1990. His birth took place in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. With this, he is currently 31 years old and holds American citizenship. In addition, he follows the Christian religion while his birth sign is Taurus.
Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Fernando Marquez, and his mother Shannon Marquez. Likewise, he was born in a Cuban family. He also has a brother named Antonio Miguel Marquez with whom he grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.
He used to play violin and sing-song in his childhood. In middle school, his father put him in wrestling to make him learn discipline. Since then, he continued to play wrestling at Missouri Valley College before starting his career in mixed martial art.
Professional Life and Career
Julian began training for MMA in the early 2010s but did not turn professional until May 2014. He made his professional debut against Charles Rooks and won by TKO in 53 seconds. Likewise, he waited more than a year for this second bout, which he won by TKO.
Julian competed in the Bellator 150 against Chris Harris in 2016, when he lost his first professional fight. He also made his Light Heavyweight debut against Matt Hamill in October 2016 at Combate Americas: Empire Rising. In 2017, the fighter made his UFC debut at the Middleweight category against Phil Hawes in Dana White Contender Series 4.
Julian battled Darren Stewart towards the end of 2017 and won the bout through submission. He also received the game’s Fight of the Night award. In 2018, he was defeated by Alessio Di Chirico in a split decision in his debut UFC battle. Marquez was fined 30% of his fight money by Di Chirco, and the match was rescheduled at a catchweight. The boxer also had a totally torn latissimus dors and two different operations that delayed him from competing for two years.
Moving on, he made his comeback against Maki Pitolo in 2021 and won the match. On April 10, 2021, he went up against Sam Alvey at UFC on ABC 2. He won the fight in the second round. Along with this victory, he won the title of Fight of the Night. Marquez was set to meet Jordan Wright at UFC Fight Night 195 on October 16, 2021. Moreover, he was removed from his middleweight contest against Wright at the weigh-ins due to “non-COVID health problems.”
However, he never made it to the scale, despite the fact that his opponent was within the middleweight non-title bout limit. As a consequence, the fight was called off. Similarly, he was supposed to fight Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night 201 on February 19, 2022. However, he was forced to withdraw from the event for unknown reasons, and he was replaced by Jamie Pickett.
Julian has made a pretty decent amount of wealth from his UFA and MMA careers. Being one of the best middleweight YFC fighters, he has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand US dollars.
Regarding his personal life, he is single as of 2022. Like other celebrities, he has also kept his personal life away from the public. Though he is quite active on social media, he barely posts anything regarding his relationship status. Moreover, he is living a happy life and often spends his time training and exploring new places.
Body MEasurements and Social Media
Enhancing his body measurements, Julian is a tall and muscular guy. Being a fighter, he often does exercise to maintain a strong body. Talking of his height and weight, he is 6 feet 2 inches or 2.08 meters tall and weighs around 84 kg or 185 pounds. In addition, he has black hair, a long black beard, and a pair of dark brown eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, Julian remains pretty active on them. His Facebook page has more than five thousand followers. Likewise, he is a verified Instagram user under the username @jmarquezmma and has earned more than 67.1k followers. Likewise, he joined Twitter in June 2014 and has gained more than 16.2k followers.