11-13-2010, 10:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
UFC 122 **Spoilers**
Nate must be pissed.....
Sherdog gave rd 1 to Okami, MMA weekly gave it to Nate
Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami
Referee Leon Roberts oversees tonight’s middleweight main event. The southpaw Okami moves forward and tags Marquardt with a jab. They hit the mat and Marquardt immediately tries a guillotine, but Okami rolls loose. Okami is holding on to both of Marquardt’s arms and pushes off of the American’s hips with butterfly guard. Marquardt advances to half-guard on Okami’s right side and Okami looks to shrimp free. Marquardt tries the guillotine again, and this one allows Okami to reverse into Marquardt’s half-guard against the base of the cage with two-and-a-half minutes left. With Okami trying to advance on the top, Marquardt tries a heel hook and gets Okami to retreat to the feet. Both men feinting until Okami lands a nice left and changes levels, putting Marquardt’s back to the cage. They battle inside for the takedown. Marquardt connects with a knee up the middle and Okami doubles over again, finishing the takedown just before the round ends.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Okami
Tomasz Marciniak scores the round 10-9 Okami
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Okami
Okami shoots and Marquardt sprawls well. Marquardt tries a single-leg of his own which Okami defends. Now, Okami drops for a takedown against the fence, but can’t find the space, so they clinch. A knee up the gut by Okami, and Marquardt answers in kind. Marquardt slams Okami to the ground and Okami sits up against the base of the fence. Okami works to his feet, then bends for a takedown. Marquardt defends and the crowd boos the tactical battle with two minutes remaining in the second frame. Marquardt working wrist control on Okami’s left arm as Okami doggedly goes after the takedown. Okami finally gives it up and they stand toe-to-toe. Okami lands a left, then rushes in with a flying knee and eats a counter left from Marquardt. Okami tags Marquardt with a popping left jab at the buzzer.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Marquardt
Tomasz Marciniak scores the round 10-9 Marquardt
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Marquardt
Marquardt is sporting a cut on his right cheek early in the final round. Okami pushing forward and looking for an angle on Marquardt, who lands a solid right hand down the pipe. Good-looking one-two by Okami as he backs Marquardt into the fence. Right jabs from Okami peppering the face of Marquardt, who responds with some leg kicks. Marquardt comes forward with a combo, but Okami is evading the punches. Some punches land for Marquardt now, but there’s not a whole lot behind them. Takedown by Marquardt with 90 seconds left, and Okami tries to control his opponent’s left arm. Okami gets free and the pair stands, where Okami continues to load up on his jab. Marquardt bullies Okami into the fence, lands a knee. They split, and Marquardt lands one last right hand as the final round ends.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Okami (29-28 Okami)
Tomasz Marciniak scores the round 10-9 Okami (29-28 Okami)
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Okami (29-28 Okami)
Official scores: 29-28, 30-27 and 29-28 for Yushin Okami, the winner by unanimous decision.
Okami takes the center of the Octagon, Marquardt keeps circling, looking for an opening. Okami shoots, nearly getting caught in a guillotine. Marquardt goes to work from Okami’s butterfly guard, but Okami has his arms tied up. Marquardt passes to half guard and goes for a guillotine as Okami comes up, but Okami puts Marquardt on his back and starts working from half guard. Marquardt pulls Okami tight, keeping him from landing any solid punches. Marquardt goes for a heel hook, then pops up to his feet. Okami lands a straight left then drops for a takedown, but ends up clinched on the fence. Marquardt blocks another takedown attempt and lands a knee to the belly, but Okami rebounds for another takedown.
MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Marquardt
Okami and Marquardt trade takedown attempts, neither successfully, before clinching on the fence. Marquardt drives a knee to the midsection, then uses Okami’s momentum to plant the Japanese fighter on his back. Okami gets up, but eats a knee to the midsection. Good straight left from Okami before he starts pressing Marquardt to the fence again. Okami continues to work for a takedown, but is having a difficult time getting anywhere with it and finally separates. Good punch combination from Okami followed by a straight left. Okami jumps in, but eats a hard punch. Okami lands another straight right just before the bell.
MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Marquardt
This has been a very close fight, it could swing either way at this point on the judges’ scorecards. Okami takes the center of the Octagon again, trying to find an opening. Okami lands a good jab, but Marquardt scores with a strong right hand. Okami is starting to up the frequency of his punches now, backing Marquardt into the fence at times. Okami’s jab is starting to come to life now. Marquardt appears to be waiting for the counter, but isn’t scoring much. Okami is staying busier with about two minutes left in the round.They clinch briefly before Marquardt scores the takedown and starts working from half guard. But Okami is quickly back to his feet. Solid left hand from Okami. 30 seconds left in the round. Okami presses, but eats a knee to the midsection. They separate, but nobody scores before the bell.
MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Okami, but the fight 29-28 for Marquardt.
Yushin Okami def. Nate Marquardt by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28), R3