With Maia off UFN 22 card, Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares as main event

The middleweight bout between former 185lb title contender, Nate Marquardt and submission specialist, Rousimar Palhares has been switched from the UFC 118 card and will now serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 22 on September 15th, 2010.

This was decided after Maia’s original opponent, Alan Belcher, suffered a detached retina during a trip to Brazil that would require surgery.

A source close to the Brazilian explained Maia is willing to fill the slot vacated by Marquardt and Palhares at UFC 118 two and a half weeks prior to UFC Fight Night 22.

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