UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares, also known as UFC Fight Night 22 (and formerly known 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. The event preceded the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.
The card for the event has been plagued with numerous injuries, with multiple potential fights being called off as a result.
On August 1, 2010, Alan Belcher withdrew from the main event fight with Demian Maia after undergoing emergency eye surgery. Belcher stated on his Twitter account that he started to lose the vision in his right eye whilst in Brazil.
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. 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.
On August 9, 2010, it was announced Tomasz Drwal will be fighting Dave Branch because both of their original opponents had to withdraw from their bouts due to injury. Nick Catone, who was scheduled to fight Drwal, needed shoulder and back surgery. Aaron Simpson, who was scheduled to fight Branch, had a staph infection in his elbow.
On August 18, 2010, Mac Danzig was pulled from his bout with Matt Wiman with an unknown injury. Danzig was expected to face Wiman in a rematch of their controversial bout at UFC 115. Efrain Escudero then tabbed to face Wiman in the co main event, but Wiman broke his arm while training. Escudero will now face touted prospect Charles Oliveira.
- Welterweight bout: Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz
- Welterweight bout: Anthony Waldburger vs. David Mitchell
- Middleweight bout: Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal
- Middleweight bout: Tomasz Drwal vs. Dave Branch
- Light Heavyweight bout: Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Kingsbury
- Lightweight bout: Yves Edwards vs. John Gunderson
- Lightweight bout: Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller
- Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau
- Catchweight (159lbs) bout: Efrain Escudero vs. Charles Oliveira
- Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
|Welterweight||Brian Foster||Forrest Petz||TKO (Punches)||1||1:07||Foster won Knockout of the Night|
|Welterweight||Anthony Waldburger||David Mitchell||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Rich Attonito||Rafael Natal||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Dave Branch||Tomasz Drwal||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Kyle Kingsbury||Jared Hamman||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Fight won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Lightweight||Yves Edwards||John Gunderson||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Cole Miller||Ross Pearson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||2||1:49||Miller won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Lightweight||Jim Miller||Gleison Tibau||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Charles Oliveira||Efrain Escudero||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||3||2:25||Oliveira won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Middleweight||Nate Marquardt||Rousimar Palhares||TKO (Punches)||1||3:28|
Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.