The UFC set up its octagon in Oberhausen, Germany, for its 122nd installment.
In the headlining fight, Japan’s Yushin Okami ended up beating favored-to-win Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision. With the result Okami notches his third win in a row and takes the front of the line for a shot at the middleweight title, to be determined in the Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort matchup in February. Okami’s mission is to put Japan at the top of the biggest event in the world.
Making his promotional debut, Carlos “Tá Danado” warned that he wasn’t in the UFC to piddle around. He kept his promise. Training with Roberto Gordo paid off for the Dacio Lira student, who used his slick Jiu-Jitsu skills to latch on to a leg and finish with a kneebar while still in the first round.
Now Vladimir Matyushenko wasted no time against UFC first-timer Alexandre Cacareco, who came into the bout without much time to prepare. Coming off a loss to Jon Jones, Matyushenko got back to his winning ways with a knockout at 2:20 min of the opening round.
Yushin Okami defeated Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision;
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara (fight canceled);
Dennis Siver defeats Andre Winner via rear-naked choke;
Amir Sadollah defeats Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision;
Krzysztof Soszynski defeats Goran Reljic via unanimous decision;
Rob Kimmons vs. Kyle Noke defeats Rob Kimmons via TKO in R2;
Vladimir Matyushenko defeats Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira via TKO in R1;
Pascal Krauss defeats Mark Scanlon via unanimous decision;
Duane “Bang” Ludwig defeats Nick Osipczak via split decision;
Karlos Vemola defeats Seth Petruzelli via TKO in R1;
Carlos Eduardo Rocha submits Kris McCray via kneebar in R1.