UFC 122

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UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami
UFC 122 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 13, 2010
VenueKönig Pilsener Arena
CityOberhausen, Germany
Attendance8,421[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 Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. Andre Winner Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:37
Welterweight Amir Sadollah def. Peter Sobotta Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski def. Goran Reljic Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Duane Ludwig def. Nick Osipczak Decision (split) (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
Welterweight Pascal Krauss def. Mark Scanlon Decision (unanimous) (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 2:21


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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC 122 attendance and live gate: 8,421 for estimated $600,000". mmajunkie.com. November 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami". ufc.com. September 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "Spike TV to air UFC 122 via same-day delay from Germany". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "UFC rep: UFC returning to Germany in 2010". mmajunkie.com. June 22, 2009. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012.
  5. ^ Leidecker, Tim (March 19, 2010). "UFC Banned from German TV". Sherdog. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Switzerland bans violent video games; Germany bans MMA on TV". dailytech.com. March 22, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "UFC plans return trip to Germany". mmaweekly.com. June 3, 2010. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010.
  8. ^ UFC 122 to Determine Title Shot
  9. ^ "Injury forces Brilz out of UFC 122, Matyushenko expected to meet Ferreira". mmajunkie.com. October 6, 2010. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  10. ^ "Unbeaten newcomers Pascal Krauss and Kenny Robertson targeted for UFC 122". Archived from the original on 2012-07-18.
  11. ^ "UFC 122 prelims lose newcomer Kenny Robertson due to injury". mmajunkie.com. October 13, 2010. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "UFC 122 play by play and live results". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11.
  13. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/21427/ufc-122-on-spike-tv-draws-average-audience-of-2-2-million-viewers.mma
  14. ^ Marrocco, Steven; Stupp, Dann (November 13, 2010). "UFC 122 bonuses: Vemola, Siver, Krauss and Scanlon earn $60,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2010.

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