Ultimate fight Night 22 is in the books and besides the odd finish, the night was very solid. The night had several hard-fought matchups that went the distance with surprisingly no crazy judges decisions. Only three of the 10 fights ended early and the winners of those fights were all rewarded with fight bonuses.
The only oddity of the night came during the main event when Rousimar Palhares tried to lock in his specialty, the heel hook on Nate Marquardt. At first glance it looked deep, but Marquardt quickly slide his leg out from the grip of Palhares. Immediately Palhares stopped, looked for the ref and pointed at Marquardt, as if to say something wasn’t right. That proved to be a bad idea because Marquardt didn’t hesitate and rocked the defenseless Palhares in the face, which lead to the fight being stopped shortly thereafter.
Joe Rogan caught onto this as did the Referee Herb Dean did as well. Marquardt was looked at by both the doctor and Dean and cleared by both. When asked by Rogan after the fight Marquardt said he purposely came into the ring warm so he’d be sweaty when the fight started. It was an odd end to an otherwise good night of fights, here is the complete results for the night.
185 lbs.: Nate Marquardt defeated Rousimar Palhares via 1st round TKO
Main card (Televised):
155 lbs.: Charles Oliveira defeated Efrain Escudero via 3rd round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) [Submission of the Night]
155 lbs.: Jim Miller defeated Gleison Tibau via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Cole Miller defeated Ross Pearson 2nd round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) [Submission of the Night]
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Yves Edwards defeated John Gunderson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs.: Dave Branch defeated Tomasz Drwal via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs.: Rich Attonito defeated Rafael Natal via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury defeated Jared Hamman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) [Fight of the Night]
170 lbs.: Brian Foster defeated Forrest Petz via 1st round TKO [Knockout of the Night]
170 lbs.: Anthony Waldburger defeated David Mitchell via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)