Rafael "Sapo" Natal (Photo: sherdog.com)
UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares – Sept. 15, 2010 – Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center
Nate “The Great” Marquardt earned the chance to headline a pay-per-view by winning the main event of UFC Fight Night 22.
Marquardt won a middleweight battle with Rousimar Palhares by TKO at the 3:28 mark. Palhares’ complaints to the referee that Marquardt’s legs had a foreign substance on them led directly to his loss.
After the bout, the referee and state athletic commission found no illegal substance on Marquardt’s legs.
Two months later, Marquardt fought Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC 122.
Charles Oliveira beat Efrain Escudero with a rear naked choke in Round 3. At age 20, Oliveira started his UFC career with two wins in two months.
Jim Miller scored his fifth win in a row, defeating Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision.
Cole Miller opened the Spike TV telecast with a win over Ross Pearson by submission to a rear naked choke in Round 2.
The pre-show featured three fighters from the Moosin: God of Martial Arts pay-per-view, which took place four months earlier. I announced that show with Bas Rutten and Tom Megalis.
Yves Edwards, the Master of Thug-Jitsu, made a triumphant UFC return in his hometown, beating John Gunderson by unanimous decision.
Rafael “Sapo” Natal lost by unanimous decision to Rich Attonito; and Forrest “Meat Cleaver” Petz returned to UFC with a TKO loss to Brian Foster.
The other pre-show bouts all ended with unanimous decisions. David Branch defeated Poland’s Tomasz Drwal; Kyle Kingsbury beat Jared Hamman; and TJ Waldberger defeated David Mitchell.