UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares” takes place this evening at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Headlining the event is a middleweight match-up between top-10 ranked Nate Marquardt (29-9-2) and BJJ powerhouse Rousimar Palhares (11-2). The event will broadcast live on Spike TV starting at 8 p.m. ET.

The other fights scheduled for the television broadcast include a host of lightweight bouts between several guys who are just a good win or two away from moving into the top-10. Gleison Tibau (21-6) will face Jim Miller (17-2), Cole Miller (16-4) will face The Ultimate Fighter season nine winner Ross Pearson (11-3) and undefeated Brazilian Charles Oliveira (13-0) takes on The Ultimate Fighter season eight winner Efrain Escudero (13-1).

Join in the live discussion tonight as ProMMAnow.com provides live results and play-by-play commentary during “UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares”. In the meantime check out the ProMMAnow.com UFC Fight Night 22 staff picks for our thoughts and predictions on tonight’s match-ups.

UFC Fight Night 22 quick results:

MAIN CARD (Televised – Spike TV)

  • Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:28)
  • Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:25)
  • Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:49)


  • Yves Edwards def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Kyle Kingsbury def. Jared Hamman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Dave Branch def. Tomasz Drwal by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger def. David Mitchell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Brian Foster def. Forrest Petz by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:07)

UFC Fight Night 22 play-by-play:

Cole Miller (16-4) vs. Ross Pearson (11-3)

Round 1 – Leg kick Pearson. Again. Miller gives him one and Pearson lands a big leg kick. Leg kick Miller. Nice left hook by Pearson. Then a leg kick. Pearson comes forward swinging and Miller shoots. Miller finally gets him down but Pearson bounces right up. Knee from Miller, he jumps guard, Pearson lets him down. Miller lands a nice punch. Pearson scores with a  punch as Miller throws an elbow. Big leg kick from Pearson. Big left jab from Pearson, then a leg kick, another big leg kick. Miller with the jab and a counter left hook. Side kick Miller. Miller with a leg kick but Pearson counters with his own.Miller using this pushing side kick quite a few times. Close round. I’m gonna give it to Miller 10-9.

Round 2 – Big leg kick from Pearson. Leg kick Miller. Left jab from Miller. Big left hook body shot from Pearson. Miller shoots, pulls guard. Pearson is out and up. Nice right from the Brit. Nice big right hand from Miller rocks Pearson, he knows he’s hurt and drops him with another big punch, jumps on his back and chokes him out with a rear-naked choke. It was a huge left hook that dropped Pearson before getting the choke. Big win for Cole Miller.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:49)

Gleison Tibau (21-6) vs. Jim Miller (17-2)

Round 1 – Leg kick Miller. Tibau fires back with punches. Tibau looks enormous. Leg kick Miller. Tibau catches his leg on the next one and takes him down. Miller with butterfly guard. Miller kicks him off and gets up. Huge right hand from Miller rocks Tibau, it was basically a jab and Tibau stumbled. Tibau gets a takedown but Miller is right back up. Clinched. Dirty boxing, Tibau backs out. Miller with a body kick, gets it caught but retains his balance. Miller shoots, gets stuffed. Tibau pushes him against the cage. Tibau backs out, catches a leg kick, lets it go. Big right hand from Tibau. He catches another kick, lets it go. Miller lands three nice punches right on the chin. Left hand for Tibau. Miller gets the round 10-9.

Round 2 – Huge left hand rocks Tibau, he tries to jump on his back but Tibau won’t go down. Big jumping knee to the body from Miller. Miller grabs a leg, Tibau goes down but bounces right up. Miller should have KO’d him on the feet. He was hurt. No Miller is wasting time letting him recover in the clinch. Miller could have finished that damn fight. He may have screwed himself. Tibau shoots under Miller’s arms and puts Miller down. Miller is right back up. No harm, no foul. Tibau connects with a counter punch. Right hand by Miller. Leg kick Miller. Miller gets a single but Tibau pulls out and Tibau gets a big takedown. Tibau with short hammerfists. He dives in with a left. Close round. I’m going to give it to Miller because of how he rocked him early on and he landed more effective punches. Tibau got takedowns but did nothing significant with them. 10-9 Miller.

Round 3 – Nice left from Tibau. Right hand and leg kick from Miller. Leg kick Miller. Knee to the chin from Miller. Nice right from Miller. Leg kick Miller. Tibau shots, gets stuffed. Nice one two from Miller, he goes for a single. Tibau briefly looks for a standing kimura. Tibau backs out, shoots. One minute to go. Ref separates them. Miller gets stuffed. Throws a combo. Tibau lands a left. Tibau shoots, gets stuffed. Clinched up until the bell. Close fight. I give the round to Miller 10-9 and the fight to him 30-27.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Charles Oliveira (13-0) vs. Efrain Escudero (13-1)

Round 1 – Flying knee by Oliveira and Escudero ties him up against the cage. Enormous leg kick from Oliveira, then a big right hand. Oliveira connected with a stunning left hand and immediately shot while Escudero was still trying to figure out what hit him. But Escudero stuffed the takedown. Leg kick Oliveira. Again. Nice right from Oliveira, the throws a jumping kick and eats a punch. Inside leg kick for Oliveira. Leg kick Oliveira. Another one to the inside. Oliveira shoots, gets a single but eats several punches for his trouble. Escudero ends up on top in half guard. A couple big elbows from Escudero to secure the round 10-9.

Round 2 – Escudero hunting, lands a small uppercut as Olieveira gets inside. Oliveira gets a single leg, sweeps his back leg to put him down. Escudero takes his back though. Oliveira gets up, and scores with a body shot. Leg kick. Jumping knee inside the clinch from Oliveira. Escudero clinches and puts him against the cage. Escudero tries to put him down but can’t. Leg kick from Oliveira. Nice push kick from Oliveira, jumping roundhouse. Leg kick, to the inside, then lands a punch and a body kick. Big leg kick from Oliveira. He’s picking Escudero apart in this round with more tools. Oliveira lands a nice jumping front kick. Inside leg kick. Oliveira gets that round 10-9.

Round 3 – Inside leg kick from Oliveira lands right in the jewels. Time out is called. Nice left jab from Oliveira. Front kick from Oliveira. Nice left from Oliveira. Oliveira comes inside and clinches. Escudero has him against the cage and lands a knee in the groin. Oliveira is hurting. The referee rushed Oliveira which is NOT fucking right. Oliveira catches Escudero’s kick and slams him big. Escudero gets up but Oliveira jumps on his back and sinks in a standing rear-naked choke. Escudero taps while he’s still standing and stands their shaking his head. Beautiful big win for Oliveira. It wasn’t even under Escudero’s chin.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:25)

Rousimar Palhares (11-2) vs. Nate Marquardt (29-9-2)

Round 1 – Nate with a leg kick, has his hands very low. He also has a low stance expecting the shoot. Palhares looks like a gorilla waiting. Uppercut from Palhares connects. Marquardt throws a combo but misses. Palhares gets a single , gets a takedown but lands upside down on Nate. He turns over now has side control. He goes for a armbar, Nate escapes, he tries to transition to leg lock. But Nate slides his leg right out. Palhares points at Nate’s legs saying he is greased and Nate comes running in with a big punch and lands a big shot. Nate follows it up with several punches until the ref stops it. Controversy. He’s saying Nate’s legs are greased. Everyone checked Nate’s legs afterward and he is clean. Doctors, ref, everyone checked him and he’s clean.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:28)


By Jack Bratcher


2 thoughts on “UFC Fight Night 22 results, play-by-play”
  1. I did not see the undercard fights…how bad were the decisions? I had $$$ on Gunderson, Hamman & Natal…obviously, all losses.

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