Marquardt gets the 1st round win.
Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean in the cage for the night's main event. Marquardt feigning early with the head. He kicks low, and Palhares trues to grab the leg but misses it. Palhares reaches dow for the leg and misses with a punch up top. Marquardt keeping his distance early. Marquardt misses with a few jabs. Palhares lands a few leading punches as Marquardt backs away. Both fighters patient early. Crowd wants more action, but it's all tactical right now. Marquardt misses on a big overhand and pulls away when Palhares tries to clinch. Palhares pushes forward and finally lands a takedown. Marquardt transitions well and has a crucifix from the back. Palhares scrambles through it and moves to a north-sourht, then side control. Palhares grabs the leg and jumps back for the submission. He slips off, and Marquardt lands a big right hand anas Palahres was trying to signal Dean. Marquardt pounces on top and delivers some 18 unanswered shots forcing the stoppage. Palhares pops up immediately after the stoppage to protest, but it's done.
Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO (punches) - 3:28.