Nice betting by John, attention & SG...
Marshall is bobbing and weaving inside early, throwing heavy hooks with both hands. He touches Cooper with his right hand, then lands a hard slate of inside low kicks. Cooper scores with his own right hand, slowing Marshall momentarily. After 30 seconds of exchanging, Cooper changes levels and runs Marshall to the mat. Cooper gets to half guard, but Marshall smartly uses the cage to stand up. Cooper drives him into the cage again, scoops and elevates him. “Fudoshin” has top position again, peppering “The Rhino” against the cage, but Marshall looks to tie him up and slip up the cage again. Marshall gets back to his feet and uses his leg to block Cooper's trip attempts. Immediately upon separation, Marshall starts getting aggressive from his crouch stance. He crushes a rocket right hook through Cooper's jaw. Cooper collapses to the mat, but the ever-predatory Marshall gets in one more dramatic, diving punch beforee referee Bill Bookwalter can rescue Cooper. A sensational knockout win by Doug Marshall comes at 3:39 of the first round and makes him the Bellator Season 8 middlweight tournament champion.