The 22nd installment of the UFC’s ‘ Fight Night’ series touches down at the University Of Texas in Austin on Wednesday, September 15th.

The UFN 22 fight card, which airs live on Spike TV, is headlined by middleweight contenders Nate Marquardt and Rousimer Palhares.

Marquardt will be looking to put a disappointing loss to Chael Sonnen behind him, while Palhares will see this as a perfect opportunity to thrust himself into the title picture at 185lbs.

Meanwhile in the c0-main event slot TUF season 8 winner Efrain Escudero will look to build on a win over Dan Lauzon when he faces a relative newcomer to the promotion in Charles Oliveira who took just 41 seconds to submit Darren Elkins in his debut at the second UFC on Versus event last month.

Jim Miller will look to extend his current winning streak to five fights when he takes on fellow lightweight contender Gleison Tibau who is himself coming off solid wins over Josh Neer and caol Uno.

Rounding off the main card UK prospect and TUF season 9 winner Ross Pearson will step into the octagon with season five’s Cole Miller in a fight that could well end up being the fight of the night.

See the full fight card for UFN 22 below.

Main Card:

  • Nate Marquardt Vs Rousimer Palhares
  • Efrain Escudero Vs Charles Oliviera
  • Jim Miller Vs Gleison Tibau
  • Ross Pearson Vs Cole Miller


  • Jarad Hamman Vs Kyle Kingsbury
  • Tomasz Drwal Vs Dave Branch
  • Rich Attonito Vs Rafael natal
  • Anthony Waldburger Vs David Mitchell
  • Brian Foster Vs Forrest Petz

*more preliminary bouts still tbc