Archive: Nate Marquardt

Mar 25, 2015 5:44 am

Gastelum moves up to middleweight, faces Marquardt at UFC 188

Kelvin Gastelum (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is returning to the UFC’s middleweight division! “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 winner had missed the welterweight limit of 170-pounds in two of his past three fights, prompting the decision. In his return to middleweight, Gastelum will square off with former title challenger Nate Marquardt (33-14-2 MMA) at June’s...

Nov 3, 2014 8:05 pm

Nate Marquardt Explains How Anderson Silva Intimidated Him

Nate Marquardt is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Brad Tavares in what is a pivotal middleweight matchup for Marquardt. After going 0-2 in his most recent stint with the UFC, Marquardt went back up to middleweight, where he submitted James Te Huna in the 1st round of their main event bout...

Oct 24, 2014 10:51 am

Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares set for UFC 182

A middleweight bout featuring former Strikeforce champ Nate Marquardt taking on Brad Tavares is the latest addition to January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the booking yesterday evening. Nate Marquardt (33-13-2 MMA, 11-6 UFC) returned to the middleweight division this past June, where he scored a “Performance of the night” submission...

Jul 3, 2014 2:35 pm

Marquardt Discusses Holes In Drug Testing Procedure

Fresh off his win over James Te Huna last month, Nate Marquardt spoke with MMAKanvas to discuss the UFC’s recent ban on TRT as well as the increased random drug testing that saw Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in quite a bit of trouble with the NSAC. “I think (the TRT ban is) great because...

Jun 28, 2014 2:25 pm

Nate Marquardt:“I believe this is where I’m supposed to be, at 185.”

Nate Marquardt made his return to the middleweight division at UFC Fight Night 43, where he submitted hard-hitting James Te Huna in the first round. The win snapped his three fight losing streak (all contested at welterweight). After the fight at the post-fight press conference Marquardt spoke about his return to the division that he...

Jun 23, 2014 10:58 am

Nate Marquardt: God Wanted Me To Fight At Middleweight

UFC Fight Night 43 headliner Nate Marquardt joined MMAJunkie to talk about his upcoming fight with James Te Huna this weekend, his future in the middleweight division, and why God wanted him to fight at that weight. Check out the interview below: “I just feel like that’s what God wanted me to do, was to...

Jun 23, 2014 10:20 am

Fight Replay: Te Huna Destroys Rosa

Check out this awesome fight replay of James Te Huna decimating Aaron Rosa at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann in March of 2012. Te Huna is currently on a two-fight losing streak and will look to bounce back with a win over Nate Marquardt in his middleweight debut this Saturday.

May 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt set for UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand

UFC officials announced today that a heavyweight clash between Soa Palelei (21-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Jared Rosholt (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” event in New Zealand. The announcement comes just days after Soa Palelei scored a first-round knockout against Ruan Potts at last Saturday’s “UFC...

Apr 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Nate Marquardt Thinks TRT Ban ‘The Right Move’

“It was a very subjective rule on all these things depending on which commission you’re in and all that sort of stuff. I definitely think it is the right move to take it off. The way it was before was not fair. You know, it was kind of like ‘oh some guys can do it,...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for December event

UFC president Dana White recently told FoxSports.com that welterweights Matt “The Immortal” Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are being targeted to fight at a December UFC event. White said the booking is dependent on Saffiedine’s health, so an exact date has yet to be confirmed. “The Ultimate Fighter 7”...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am

Hector Lombard confirms drop to 170, wants Nate Marquardt

Earlier this week, it was rumored that former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (32-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was considering a drop from 185-pounds to the UFC’s welterweight division. Lombard dominated all of his competition from 2007-2011, going 24-0-1 in that time, which included a lengthy title run with his former employer Bellator MMA. However, Lombard...

Mar 16, 2013 10:59 pm

UFC 158 Post-Fight Presser Highlights | UFC NEWS

Dana White: (referring to Condit)”What he did tonight showed he was a well rounded mixed martial artist” “Nothing surprises me with Nick. Do I think he should retire? No. But if guys say they should retire in this sport, they probably should. I don’t think tonight’s fight was anything to overreact about. Nick’s been talking...

Mar 16, 2013 8:28 pm

UFC 158 Results: Jake Ellenberger KO’s Nate Marquardt in the Round 1 | UFC News

Nate Marquardt vs. Jake Ellenberger: Two elite fighters went after a big win as both men landed hard shots early that had their opponent backing up. They remained active and the similarly matched fighters found their range early and started letting their technique take over. Ellenberger kept advancing until he countered a kick from Marquardt...

Mar 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 158 Main Card | UFC NEWS

UFC 158 is a risky card to wager your money on. The main card is not as stacked as past cards we’ve seen and a few names have proven to be shaky in their last few performances. While I’m not insulting their skillset, there are simply a couple of names that I would not feel...

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Mar 13, 2013 8:45 am

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 158 (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

The top welterweights in the world converge on the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday, March 16th, for an unforgettable night of fights. Before the event, catch an all-new Countdown to UFC 158. In the main event, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre faces his fiercest rival, Nick Diaz, in an anticipated showdown. Plus, another rivalry is...

Mar 11, 2013 10:03 am

Countdown to UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Premieres Tuesday on FUEL TV | UFC News

  The acclaimed Countdown show returns for UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz. The show will highlight the main event of this weekend’s event which is a highly anticipated title fight between longtime welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and polar opposite, Nick Diaz in a fight with plenty of organic hype behind it. St-Pierre will be enjoying...

Feb 19, 2013 10:29 am

Nate Marquardt Not Woodley Set To Face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

When Rory MacDonald withdrew from UFC 158 with a neck injury, it left Carlos Condit withour an opponent. Not one to seize an opportunity, Johny Hendricks stepped up and took the co-main event fight. However, this left Hendrick’s original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, in the same position Condit was just in. There was talk of Tyron...