Nate Marquardt has accomplished much in his career, but he’s definitely in his twilight years, so it’s very possible things could get ugly in his bout against Thiago Santos tonight.
Santos wastes no time marking Marquardt’s body up with kicks – so much so that the former middleweight contender is seemingly befuddled and unsure of what to do. He tries to throw some wild punches, and when the Brazilian steps out of the way, Marquardt tries to go for the takedown. That results in him eating a left hand that drops him, and when he gets back to his feet, Santos soon pours on the heat. The ensuing flurry has Marquardt a crumpled, unconscious mess on the canvas, and that’s all she wrote, folks.
Result: Thiago Santos def. Nate Marquardt via KO (Punches) at 3:39, R1