We’ve reported that 30 year old mixed martial artist from Las Vegas had passed on Christmas. There were no police reports at the time but there were sources claiming that Marlow was a victim of double homicide after a dispute over a woman early on Christmas Eve
Now the official reports are out.
One of the two people killed on December 24 in a double homicide case in Bakersfield has been identified as an undefeated mixed martial artist.
Tanner Marlow was still undefeated with 4 victories. He made his professional debut in 2012 but started to be more active in recent years. His latest outing was back in June against Joel Guzman within Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 11, 2022
According to the police report:
Two males were found dead inside a home close to the 9700 block of Snowdon Avenue in the early hours of Christmas Eve, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. A further inquiry revealed that the female homeowner’s estranged boyfriend had entered the house to confront the woman and another man who was there.
According to reports, both men were armed. During the subsequent shoot out, they shot and killed each other. Mixed martial artist Tanner Marlow has been named as one of the two deceased, even though officials haven’t released their names.
Police later updated report to reveal the other shooter’s identity.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD), Jacob Malena was the armed man who had forced entry into the home. Tanner Marlow was in the home and armed when he confronted Malena, resulting in the shooting.
Tanner Marlow was one of the athletes on the roster of renowned MMA management company Iridium Sports Agency. The organization announced his passing on Christmas Day through Twitter.
We're heartbroken over the tragic passing of our #TeamIridium brother Tanner Marlow. Tanner is remembered fondly as one of the most promising prospects in MMA, and a very proud family man. We extend our sincerest condolences & prayers to his family, friends & team at this time. pic.twitter.com/a0QXXKFfpt
— IridiumSportsAgency (@TeamIridiumISA) December 25, 2022
A GoFundMe campaign was set up by a cousin of Marlow to aid his distraught parents. She praised “The American Psycho” in the description.
One of Marlow’s relatives wrote:
“Our family experienced a horrible loss on Christmas Eve. Our amazing fun loving cousin Tanner was taken from us suddenly at the hands of another. Tanner was one of the sweetest most caring men who loved his family to no end. I have began this fundraiser to help Susie and Troy with laying their only son left to rest. No donation is too small….. every little bit helps. Please help support Tanner and his parents. Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for all the kind words and support. All funds will be sent to Troy and Susie directly.”