UFC 85 RESULTS: Nathan Marquardt vs. Thales Leites

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Nathan Marquardt vs. Thales Leites

Round 1
The fighters trade sloppy strikes through the first 90 seconds. A right hand from Leites drops Marquardt to the canvas. Leites mounts and transitions to Marquardt's back, but he gets back to guard. Leites moved to half-guard and side-control before Marquardt escaped to his feet. Two straight right hands to the midsection land for Nathan. Marquardt rocks Leties with an uppercut that backs him up to the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Leites
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Leites
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Leites

Round 2
Back to the body goes Marquardt as he lands a beautiful straight right to the gut. Marquardt. Marquardt pushes Leites to the ground and crushes him with an illegal knee. Leites' eyes roll and a point is deducted for the knee. The fight continues and Marquardt gets a takedown. He busts up Leites'nose with a right hand and is warned for striking the back of the head. Marquardt turns it up and tees off with ground-and-pound. Leites is bleeding heavily from the nose and coughing from blood in his mouth. Referee Herb Dean stands the fighters up. Leites gets a quick takedown and moves to mount. Marquardt gets half-guard before the round expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round 9-9
TJ De Santis scores the round 9-9
Mike Fridley scores the round 9-9

Round 3
Marquardt catches a flying knee and takes Leites down. Marquardt punches the side of the head and a point is deducted by Dean for a phantom strike to the back of the head. The shot landed on the side of the head near the ear. Marqaurdt gets a takedown once action resumes. Leites, from guard, elbows the top of the head and is warned by Dean. Leites looks for a Kimura but Nate has none of it. Marquardt picks Leites up and powerbombs him before the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 9-9
TJ De Santis scores the round 9-9
Mike Fridley scores the round 9-9

Judges see the fight 28-27 for Marquardt, and 28-27 twice for Leites. Leites wins via split decision.