Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares set for August; UFC 117 or UFC 118

Former number one middleweight contender, Nate Marquardt will nest face submission master, Rousimar Palhares for one of the two UFC PPV’s in August, UFC 117 in Oakland, California or UFC 118 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Marquardt was originally set to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC 116 but the Sakara withdrew after the death of his father. Nate will look to rebound from his upset defeat; a beat down from Chael Sonnen in February.

As for Palhares, he is riding high on a three fight win streak inside the octagon, including wins over Jeremy Horn and Tomasz Drwal. His only UFC loss to date has been to Dan Henderson.

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