Tag:Nate Marquardt
Posted on: August 29, 2009 10:41 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2009 10:53 pm

UFC 102 live results: Marquardt vs. Maia

At middleweight, Nate Marquardt fights the undefeated Demian Maia.

Maia has looked virtually unbeatable when it comes to jiu-jitsu. But Marquardt is, overall, the more skilled fighter and should be a lot more powerful. How Marquardt avoids or counters Maia's submission game will tell the tale of this fight.

Round 1: Well, that was quick. Maia throws a leg kick (misses), then a head kick (blocked). Maia plants to throw another kick, Marquardt times it and counters with a gigantic right hand that floors Maia. Marquardt doesn't even have to follow up with strikes on the ground, as Maia is finished.

Winner: Nate Marquardt defeats Demian Maia via KO due to a right hand at 21 seconds of Round 1.

Marquardt said he hurt his ankle before the fight and couldn't throw kicks, so he worked on that particular counter.

"I want that belt," Marquardt said. "I don't know who's getting the shot next, but if you want someone that can get in there and kick Anderson Silva's butt, then you're gonna give the shot to me."

Anderson Silva was shown on the big screen in the crowd, grinning and nodding. With Dan Henderson already in line for a shot and Silva seemingly looking to other divisions for opponents, Marquardt might have to get in line. Again. Still though, an impressive win for Nate "The Great," and a reminder that no matter how skilled you are in one discipline, this is still mixed martial arts.
Posted on: September 6, 2008 10:45 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2008 10:50 pm

UFC 88 live results: Kampmann vs. Marquardt

Up next is Martin Kampmann vs. Nate Marquardt. This one should be good. I wonder if Marquardt will use another tombstone piledriver this time.

Round 1: Marquart hits a head kick that buckles Kampmann's knees. He pushes Kampmann against the cage, just picking him apart with a relentless flurry of fists. Kampmann begins to cover up and just can't seem to fight out of the predicament, and the fight is stopped.

Winner: Nate Marquardt defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO due to strikes at 1:22 of Round 1.

A dominating performance by Marquardt, and Kampmann is no pushover.

Posted on: June 7, 2008 3:36 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2008 4:04 pm

UFC 85 results: Marquardt vs. Leites

Up next: Nate "The Great" Marquardt vs. Thales Leites.

Round 1: They trade for a bit before Leites drops him with a solid right hand. Leites follows him down and Marquardt struggles to position himself. Leites lands more fists as Marquardt briefly gives up his back. Leites is looking for side control and Marquardt escapes to his feet. He lands a knee, and they square off again. Marquardt with fists. Marquardt with an inside leg kick. Leites with a spinning back kick. Marquardt rocks Leites with an uppercut and pushes him against the cage, but the round ends before he can capitalize. Really good round, which I'd judge 10-9 for Leites based on the knockdown.

Round 2: They grapple against the cage after a brief exchange. Marquardt forces Leites to the mat, and rocks him with an illegal knee to the head while Leites' knee is planted. Referee Herb Dean stops the fight to allow Leites his five minutes to recover. Leites wants to continue and the doctor doesn't object. Dean takes one point away from Marquardt for the illegal strike, which could be costly in a fight this close. When the fight resumes, Marquardt is all over Leites, getting him to the mat and unleashing ground and pound. Leites is now bleeding. Dean warns Marquardt for striking the back of the head. Marquardt is punishing Leites with fists. Leites tries some upkicks. He's bleeding from either the mouth or nose -- maybe both. Marquardt slows down the striking attack and Leites switches to rubber guard. Dean stands them up. Marquardt fumbles a takedown attempt and Leites ends up in full mount, landing a handful of strikes before settling into half guard as the round ends. I'd give it 10-9 to Marquardt except for the 1-point deduction... so I score this round a 9-9 draw.

Round 3: Marquardt gets Leites down again and Leites goes for a triangle, but Marquardt spins out of it. More strikes from Marquardt, and Dean stands them up and deducts another point for Marquardt for a back-of-the-head strike. The replay shows that was a questionable call by Dean. Marquardt complains. Marquardt gets Leites to the mat again. Leites working for rubber guard, then looks for a kimura, but eats two hammer fists for his trouble. Leites struggles to escape. As the round ends, Lietes gets to his feet. Marquardt picks him up by the waist, upside down ... and PILEDRIVES him. We're talking a full-blown, WWE piledriver. Unbelievable. The round ends before Marquardt can bust out the pedigree.

Winner: Thales Leites defeated Nate Marquardt via split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27) after three rounds.
Posted on: February 2, 2008 10:57 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2008 11:07 pm

UFC 81 live results: Horn vs. Marquardt

Up next is Jeremy Horn vs. Nate Marquardt.

If you're a wrestling fan, reports are that Kurt Angle, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, JBL, and (of course) Rena "Sable" Lesnar are among those in the audience. In fact, even if you're not a wrestling fan, they're still in attendance.

An unnamed source also tells me that CBS MMA contributor Todd Martin can be seen at ringside taking notes for a forthcoming column.

Round 1: Marquardt takes Horn down and starts landing serious bombs to the face. Horn gets back against the fence and Marquardt lets him up. Marquardt takes Horn down again. They're back up and Marquardt is punishing Horn with uppercuts. Horn is throwing upkicks from his back and Marquardt is trying to strike. Horn catches him in an omoplata and almost got a gogoplata. Marquardt spun out of it, but Horn was able to use the momentum to take top control as the round ended. I'd give it to Marquardt 10-9, but Horn made it close at the end.

Round 2: Horn begins the round by taking Marquardt to the mat. Marquardt gets up and as Horn tries another takedown, Marquardt catches him in a standing guillotine for the submission.

Winner: Nate Marquardt defeats Jeremy Horn via submission to a guillotine choke at 1:37 of Round 2.
Posted on: February 1, 2008 7:57 pm

UFC 81 weigh-in results & notes

Every fighter on the card for Saturday's UFC 81 made weight on Friday.

Also, a reminder that we'll be live blogging the UFC 81 PPV tomorrow night. Check back around 9:45 p.m. ET for the updates to begin.

The weigh-in results:

Main card:

Tim Sylvia -- 261
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -- 237


Sylvia actually got cheered by the crowd, and seemed genuinely happy about it when Joe Rogan mentioned it. "I couldn't believe it," he said. "What's going on?"

Rogan created an awkward moment when he started to ask Sylvia about the chance to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in UFC history. Sylvia grinned and shook his head "no." Rogan then looked around confused. "Randy is?"

Frank Mir -- 255
Brock Lesnar -- 265

Mir looked very subdued on his way to the scale. Lesnar and Mir didn't butt heads, but they didn't shake hands either.

Jeremy Horn -- 185
Nate Marquardt -- 185

Ricardo Almeida -- 185
Rob Yundt -- 185

Gleison Tibau -- 156
Tyson Griffin -- 155


Chris Lytle -- 170
Kyle Bradley -- 170

David Heath -- 205
Tim Boetsch -- 205

Marvin Eastman -- 185
Terry Martin -- 186

Eastman butted heads lightly with Martin, who returned the pleasantries with a shove.

Keita Nakamura -- 155
Rob Emerson -- 155
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