UFC Fight Night 22

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares, also known as UFC Fight Night 22 (and formerly known as UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Belcher) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 15, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The event also served as a lead in to the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.


The card for the event was plagued with numerous injuries, with multiple potential fights being called off as a result.

Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau were reported to be fighting at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko, but the fight was moved to this card.
On August 1, 2010, Alan Belcher withdrew from the main event fight with Demian Maia after undergoing emergency eye surgery. Belcher stated on his Twitter account that he started to lose the vision in his right eye whilst in Brazil.
On August 2, 2010, the bout between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, which was originally scheduled for UFC 118 was moved to this event to serve as the new main event. As a result of this, Maia was moved to UFC 118 where he defeated Mario Miranda by unanimous decision in the same slot as the Marquardt vs. Palhares bout would have been.
On August 9, 2010, it was announced Tomasz Drwal would face Dave Branch because both of their original opponents had to withdraw from their bouts due to injury.[8] Nick Catone, who was scheduled to fight Drwal, needed shoulder and back surgery. Aaron Simpson, who was scheduled to fight Branch, had a staph infection in his elbow.
On August 18, 2010, Mac Danzig was pulled from his bout with Matt Wiman with an unknown injury. Danzig was expected to face Wiman in a rematch of their controversial bout at UFC 115. Efrain Escudero then tabbed to face Wiman in the co main event, but Wiman broke his arm while training. Escudero faced touted prospect Charles Oliveira.
John Gunderson, Escudero's original opponent, faced returning UFC veteran Yves Edwards.
During the weigh-in, Efrain Escudero weighed in at 159lbs, resulting in his bout with Charles Oliveira becoming a catchweight bout.


  1. Nate Marquardt vs Rousimar Palhares
    Nate Marquardt
    33-10-2 Record 20-3-0
    6' 0" Height 5' 8"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    74 Reach 71
    Rousimar Palhares
  2. Middleweight bout: Marquardt defeated Palhares via TKO (punches) at 3:28 of round 1.
  3. Efrain Escudero vs Charles Oliveira
    Efrain Escudero
    14-2-0 Record 14-0-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    69 Reach
    Charles Oliveira
  4. Catchweight (159lbs) bout: Oliveira defeated Escudero via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:25 of round 3.
  5. Jim Miller vs Gleison Tibau
    Jim Miller
    18-2-0 Record 31-7-0
    5' 8" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    71 Reach 72
    Gleison Tibau
  6. Lightweight bout: Miller defeated Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  7. Ross Pearson vs Cole Miller
    Ross Pearson
    13-4-0 Record 17-4-0
    5' 8" Height 6' 1"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    69 Reach
    Cole Miller
  8. Lightweight bout: Miller defeated Pearson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:49 of round 2.
  9. Yves Edwards vs John Gunderson
    Yves Edwards
    39-16-1 Record 23-8-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Reach 71
    John Gunderson
  10. Lightweight bout: Edwards defeated Gunderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  11. Jared Hamman vs Kyle Kingsbury
    Jared Hamman
    12-3-0 Record 9-2-0, 1NC
    6' 3" Height 6' 4"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    75 Reach 76
    Kyle Kingsbury
  12. Light Heavyweight bout: Kingsbury defeated Hamman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  13. Tomasz Drwal vs Dave Branch
    Tomasz Drwal
    17-4-0 Record 7-1-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 1"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    76 Reach
    Dave Branch
  14. Middleweight bout: Branch defeated Drwal via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  15. Rich Attonito vs Rafael Natal
    Rich Attonito
    9-3-0 Record 12-3-0
    5' 10" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    74 Reach
    Rafael Natal
  16. Middleweight bout: Attonito defeated Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  17. TJ Waldburger vs David Mitchell
    TJ Waldburger
    13-5-0 Record 11-1-0
    5' 11" Height 6' 0"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    73 Reach 76
    David Mitchell
  18. Welterweight bout: Waldburger defeated Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  19. Brian Foster vs Forrest Petz
    Brian Foster
    17-5-0 Record 24-9-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    73 Reach 72
    Forrest Petz
  20. Welterweight bout: Foster defeated Petz via TKO (punches) at 1:07 of round 1.
  • Fight of the Night: Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Kingsbury
  • Knockout of the Night: Brian Foster
  • Submissions of the Night: Cole Miller and Charles Oliveira