“UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami” took place Saturday inside the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The freebie Spike TV broadcast featured a middleweight top contender scrap between Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami.
Carlos Eduardo Rocha Defeated Kris McCray via Submission (Kneebar) at 2:21 in the 1stRound
Karlos Vemola Defeated Seth Petruzelli via TKO (Strikes) at 3:46 in the 1stRound
Kyle Noke Defeated Rob Kimmons via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:33 in the 2ndRound
Pascal Krauss Defeated Mark Scanlon via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Vladimir Matyushenko Defeated Alexandre Ferreira via TKO (Strikes) at 2:20 in the 1stRound
Duane “Bang” Ludwig Defeated Nick Osipczak via Split Decision (28-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Krzysztof Soszynski Defeated Goran Reljic by Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Amir Sadollah Defeated Peter Sobotta via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Dennis Siver Defeated Andre Winner via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:37 in the 1stRound
* Alessio Sakara was forced to pull out of his co-main event bout against Jorge Rivera due to “flu-like symptoms.” Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak was promoted to the televised card.
Yushin Okami Defeated Nate Marquardt via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Fight of the Night:
Pascal Krauss and Mark Scanlon ($60,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Dennis Siver ($60,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Karlos Vemola ($60,000)
According to White, 8,421 fans packed the Konig Pilsener Arena and garnered the company an estimated live gate of $600,000.
White also told MMAJunkie that fans may not see Roy Nelson inside an Octagon anytime soon, courtesy of a “rinky-dink” contract with another fight promotion.
Okami: “Nate is a great fighter. I felt I deserved it and I’m ready to fight for the championship. I want to fight Anderson for [the] championship and I want to become the middleweight champion.”
Siver: “It was my duty to win here. It was the most important thing in my life.”
Soszynski: “That boy is tough. He’s one tough S.O.B. You never know what the judges are going to score. I thought I had him standing, but he took me down. I think I sealed it what that 3rdRound.”
Ludwig: “I’ve been watching a lot of ‘The Simpsons.’ Homer always takes a beating to wear the guy out. That’s what I was trying to do. I’ve been out a while,and I just wanted to bring some pain to somebody else.”