UFC 122

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UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami
A poster or logo for UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 13, 2010
Venue König Pilsener Arena
City Oberhausen, Germany
Attendance 8,421[1]
Total gate $600,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida

UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 13, 2010 at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.[2] This event aired on the same day, via tape delay, on Spike TV in the U.S.[3]

Background[edit]

This was the UFC's second event in Germany and second in continental Europe. The sport has been met with severe criticism by German media, which led to the banning of minors from the first German UFC event (UFC 99).[4]

The sport itself was actually banned from broadcast altogether in Germany in March 2010 due to the "extent of violence [being] shown to be unacceptable."[5][6][7] Regardless, UFC combated the opposition, after stating: "Not getting TV isn't going to stop us; we're going to keep going. We can't get into Ontario; we're opening an office there. It doesn't bother us."[7]

Vitor Belfort was set to face Yushin Okami in the main event, with the winner receiving a middleweight title shot. However, on September 21, 2010, Belfort withdrew from the fight to face Anderson Silva. Nate Marquardt ended up fighting Yushin Okami in the main event, which would still determine the next #1 contender.[8]

Vladimir Matyushenko was scheduled to face Jason Brilz at this event, but Brilz was forced off the card on October 6 with a back injury and replaced by Alexandre Ferreira.[9] The Matyushenko/Brilz matchup was rescheduled for UFC 129 in April 2011.

Pascal Krauss was expected to make his promotional debut against fellow newcomer Kenny Robertson,[10] but Robertson was forced from the card with an injury on October 13.[11] Mark Scanlon replaced Robertson.

An illness forced Alessio Sakara out of his co-main event bout with Jorge Rivera while the preliminary fights were taking place. The fight was scrapped from the card.[12] As a result, the Ludwig vs. Osipczak bout was promoted to first fight on the main card.

The event averaged 2.2 million viewers on Spike TV which drew a higher average rating than UFC 120 which drew 1.9 million viewers. [13]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Nate Marquardt Unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. Andre Winner Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:37
Welterweight Amir Sadollah def. Peter Sobotta Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski def. Goran Reljic Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Duane Ludwig def. Nick Osipczak Split decision (28–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko def. Alexandre Ferreira TKO (punches and elbows) 1 2:20 [a]
Welterweight Pascal Krauss def. Mark Scanlon Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kyle Noke def. Rob Kimmons Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:33
Light Heavyweight Karlos Vemola def. Seth Petruzelli TKO (punches) 1 3:46
Welterweight Carlos Eduardo Rocha def. Kris McCray Submission (kneebar) 1 2:36 [b]
  1. ^ This bout aired last on the live broadcast following the McCray vs. Eduardo Rocha fight.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Petruzelli vs. Vemola fight. This bout also aired on the Spike broadcast following the Siver vs. Winner fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Pascal Krauss vs. Mark Scanlon
  • Knockout of the Night: Karlos Vemola
  • Submission of the Night: Dennis Siver

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