UFC Fight Night 22 recap: Slippery Marquardt TKOs Palhares in headliner
AUSTIN, Texas –
Just when it looked like Rousimar Palhares would pull off one of his signature heel-hook victories, Nate Marquardt slipped free his leg and quickly turned the tables for a first-round TKO victory.
But the fight, which headlined Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 22 event, initially came with some controversy.
Once Marquardt’s leg slipped out of his opponent’s hold, Palhares looked at his hand and signaled to officials seemingly to complain the fighter was greased. Marquardt capitalized on the opening and pounded Palhares with a quick barrage of punches.