UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares

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UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 15, 2010
VenueFrank Erwin Center
CityAustin, Texas
Total gate$595,900[1]
Event chronology
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares (also known as UFC Fight Night 22) and originally scheduled as UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Belcher, was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 15, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.[2] The event also served as a lead in to the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.[3]


The card for the event was plagued with numerous injuries, with multiple potential fights being called off as a result.

Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau were reported to be fighting at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko, but the fight was moved to this card.[4]

On August 1, 2010, Alan Belcher withdrew from the main event fight with Demian Maia after undergoing emergency eye surgery.[5]

On August 2, 2010, the bout between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, which was originally scheduled for UFC 118 was moved to this event to serve as the new main event.[6] As a result of this, Maia was moved to UFC 118 where he defeated Mario Miranda by unanimous decision in the same slot as the Marquardt vs. Palhares bout would have been.[7]

On August 9, 2010, it was announced Tomasz Drwal would face David Branch because both of their original opponents had to withdraw from their bouts due to injury.[8] Nick Catone, who was scheduled to fight Drwal, needed shoulder and back surgery.[9] Aaron Simpson, who was scheduled to fight Branch, had a staph infection in his elbow.[10]

On August 18, 2010, Mac Danzig was pulled from his UFC 115 rematch with Matt Wiman due to an unknown injury. Efrain Escudero was then pulled from a bout with John Gunderson to face Wiman in the co-main event, but Wiman broke his arm while training. Escudero instead faced touted prospect Charles Oliveira,[11] while Gunderson faced returning UFC veteran Yves Edwards.[12] The Danzig/Wiman rematch was rescheduled for UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson in October 2011, where Wiman won by unanimous decision.

During the weigh-in, Efrain Escudero weighed in at 159 lb, resulting in his bout with Charles Oliveira becoming a catchweight bout.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches) 1 3:28
Catchweight (159 lb) Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:25
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:49
Preliminary card
Lightweight Yves Edwards def. John Gunderson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury def. Jared Hamman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight David Branch def. Tomasz Drwal Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight TJ Waldburger def. David Mitchell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Brian Foster def. Forrest Petz TKO (punches) 1 1:07 [a]
  1. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Miller vs Tibau bout.


Marquardt defeated Rousimar Palhares via TKO (punches) at 3:28 of round 1 at the main-event of UFC Fight Night 22. During the fight Palhares went for a heel-hook however Marquardt slipped his leg free and quickly turned the tables for a first-round TKO victory. However, this came with some controversy. Once Marquardt pulled his leg free, Palhares looked at his hand and signalled to officials and seemingly complained that Marquardt was greased. Marquardt capitalized on the opening and pounded Palhares with a quick barrage of punches. The ending, though, wasn't due to any illegal circumstances. UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan immediately announced that Marquardt had passed an inspection from the ringside physician and the referee. Marquardt explained that before the fight; "I came out really warm because I wanted a good sweat," which explains why he was slippery and managed to remain elusive.[14][15][16] Marquardt’s trainer Greg Jackson stated that officials checked Marquardt before the fight for any greasing type substance.[17]

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[18]

  • Fight of the Night: Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Kingsbury
  • Knockout of the Night: Brian Foster
  • Submissions of the Night: Cole Miller and Charles Oliveira


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 22 draws reported 7,724 attendance for $595,900 live gate". mmajunkie.com. 2010-09-16. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22.
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares". ufc.com. August 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "UFC Fight Night 22 slated for Sept. 15". mmajunkie.com. May 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "Miller vs. Tibau Sept. 15, TUF 12 debut expected". mmaweekly.com. May 24, 2010. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Alan Belcher out of UFC Fight Night 22 main event with detached retina". mmajunkie.com. August 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Stupp, Dann (August 2, 2010). "Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares moved to UFC Fight Night 22 main-event slot". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda on tap for UFC 118 in August". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2010.
  8. ^ "Tomasz Drwal vs. Dave Branch expected at UFC Fight Night 22". MMAjunkie.
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco. "Nick Catone to undergo surgery on re-injured shoulder and back, return date unknown". MMAjunkie.
  10. ^ "Aaron Simpson hospitalized after surgery". mmaweekly.com. August 6, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Escudero vs. Wiman new UFN 22 co-headliner, Edwards vs. Gunderson on prelims". mmajunkie.com. August 18, 2010.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 22 live weigh-in results". mmajunkie.com. September 14, 2010.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 22 recap: Slippery Marquardt TKOs Palhares in headliner". MMAjunkie. Archived from the original on 2010-09-19. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  15. ^ John Morgan. "UFC's Marquardt disappointed with greasing claim, eyes title shot with one more win". MMAjunkie.
  16. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/videos/recent/Marquardt-Addresses-Greasing-Accusation-2639
  17. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/videos/recent/Trainer-Greg-Jackson-Marquardt-Didnt-Grease-Up-2636
  18. ^ "UFC Fight Night 22 bonuses: Foster, Miller, Oliveira, Kingsbury, Hamman earn $40K". mmajunkie.com. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010.

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