Even though Nate Marquardt doesn’t have an official opponent at this point, he will still be fighting at UFC 116 on July 3rd. It has been reported by multiple sources, that Marquardt’s would be opponent has pulled out of the bout due to his father’s passing. However the issue of an opponent may be solved soon.
Many sources close to Marquardt have suggested that he will be facing fighter Rousimar Palhares late this summer. No bout agreements have been made as of yet, but the bout has been verbally agreed upon by both fighters. The bout will most likely take place on either August 17th at UFC 117 or on August 28th at UFC 118.