Marquardt earns awesome first round armbar finish of Te Huna


The main event of UFC Fight Night 43: Auckland featured an intriguing middleweight matchup between Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna.

Nate Marquardt put the pressure on James Te Huna right away, and he never let up on his way to a main-event upset.

In his return to the middleweight division, Marquardt (33-13-2 MMA, 11-6 UFC) submitted home New Zealand favorite James Te Huna (16-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC), who was making his debut in the weight class, with a first-round armbar.

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Nate "The Great" Marquardt Vs. James Tehuna
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Name Nate Marquardt <a href=Nate Marquardt" src="" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 32-13-2
Team Colorado Stars
Name James Tehuna No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 12-6-0
-Nate Marquardt defeated James Te Huna by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 4:34)


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Big_Woodey_For_Rory site profile image  

6/28/14 7:40 PM by Big_Woodey_For_Rory

I don't think Tehuna will get cut he has a big Aussie and NZ fan base they will give him one more.

orcus site profile image  

6/28/14 6:12 PM by orcus

So crazy how sometimes Nate is a flat-out killer, attacking non-stop, and other times he just does nothing for 3-5 rounds.Can't hold the Ellenberger and Lombard losses against him too much other than in terms of defense. Those guys hit like trucks.

A Nugget of Poop site profile image  

6/28/14 6:07 PM by A Nugget of Poop

Just watched the fight and nate looked like a world beater right there. If that nate fought everytime he could be a contender for sure

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6/28/14 5:07 PM by shaqitup


MoomBah site profile image  

6/28/14 4:48 PM by MoomBah

Just got done watching, Nate looked great tonight. Te Huna's been thrown to the wolves his last couple fights. Great event.

camozzi site profile image  

6/28/14 4:46 PM by camozzi

Nate looked awesome. It's been great having him do his striking at Factory X and I'm glad it showed!He's a monster

bradu site profile image  

6/28/14 2:47 PM by bradu

Wow, Nate looked great against mini Bigfoot

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6/28/14 2:37 PM by Smellde Gluve


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6/28/14 10:17 AM by mijo

Good for Nathan. Te Huna is a good fighter, but he has some weaknesses. He just needs to work on them. Go to Bellator or WSOF and get some experience. He needs that. Nathan is a tough fight for anyone going down in weight, or anyone who is in MMA. The guy is a legit contender.

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6/28/14 9:26 AM by Spiderknows

Nate was enlightening us that the result was all due to jesus christ our lord who apparently died for him, and for me and for everybody there. Who knew. Fighters thanking a mythological creature for everything really grinds my fucking gears.