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The UFC returned to Texas for the third time last night at Fight Night 22, where Nate Marquardt returned to the middleweight title hunt and a pair of Millers – Jim and Cole – put themselves in contention at 155 pounds.
Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares by TKO (strikes) at 3:28 of Round 1.
Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:25 of Round 1.
Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision.
Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson by submission (rear-naked choke) a 1:49 of Round 2.
Yves Edwards def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision.
Kyle Kingsbury def. Jared Hamman by unanimous decision.
Dave Branch def. Tomasz Drwal by unanimous decision.
Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal by unanimous decision.
Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger def. David Mitchell by unanimous decision.
Brian Foster def. Forrest Petz by TKO (punches) at 1:07 of Round 1.
The UFC handed out bonuses in the amount of $40,000 following UFC Fight Night 22. Brian Foster took home a check for Knockout of the Night thanks to his stoppage of Forrest Petz, Cole Miller and Charles Oliveira earned Submission of the Night honors for tapping Ross Pearson and Efrain Escudero, respectively, and Kyle Kingsbury and Jared Hamman won Fight of the Night for their entertaining three-round tilt.
Attendance & Gates
The UFC reported attendance of 7,724 for a live gate of $595,900.
We are currently 85-46 with our picks in 2010.
FIGHT! Pick: MarquardtResulting Outcome: CORRECT
Efrain Escudero (-160) vs. Charles Oliveira (+130)
FIGHT! Pick: EscuderoResulting Outcome: INCORRECT
Jim Miller (-155) vs. Gleison Tibau (+125)
FIGHT! Pick: MillerResulting Outcome: CORRECT
Cole Miller (+210) vs. Ross Pearson (-270)
FIGHT! Pick: PearsonResulting Outcome: INCORRECT