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Report: Marquardt vs. Leites at UFC 85

A match featuring middleweights Nathan Marquardt and Thales Leites has been scheduled for UFC 85 on June 7 in London, according to a report by the website GracieMag.com.

The bout has yet to be announced officially by the UFC but the site is quoting Leites as a source for the story. The two had been scheduled to fight each other at UFC 81 but Leites had to withdraw from the fight due to a hand injury. Jeremy Horn replaced Leites on short notice and lost to Marquardt when he submitted to a guillotine choke.

Leites, 12-1, has not competed since submitting Ryan Jensen via armbar at just 3:47 into round one. The Brazilian native is considered by many pundits to be one of the top middleweight prospects in the world.

UFC 85 is scheduled to be headline by a light heavyweight match pitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell against “Ultimate Fighter” season two heavyweight winner Rashad Evans.

5 COMMENTS
  • Nick says:

    The Rashad and Chuck fight is a joke. Why bother with that one.

    I predict a first round knockout!

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  • Andrej says:

    Rashad Evans has lots of heart. So this might be a decision win for liddell. Watch and tell me you did not see him stage a comeback in his fight with Tito Ortiz to get it to a draw?

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  • Sam Cupitt says:

    In the last ten seconds he decided to do something.

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  • Ryan Seacrest says:

    Shad is a bum. The only reason why Tito did not get the decision was the 1 point deduction in the 1st round when Tito held the cage. Knockout in the first 2 mins. Shad does not even stand a chance.

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  • Rich S. says:

    i, in no way what-so-ever, think that Rashad will get KO’d early..
    we’ve never seen him rocked.. and yes, we’ve also never seen him hit by Liddell.. but still..

    Cupitt put it greatly,
    Rashad had Tito tired the entire third round [and Tito is KNOWN for his CARDIO] and he didn’t do anything.. he danced, like Ali, and then decided to take him down w/ 15 seconds left.. and for those 15 seconds Tito was in danger.. i mean, if Rashad would have done something early on.. he could have had the finish..easy..

    so, there you have it, Rashad couldn’t finish Tito when he was tired..
    he’s not even going to get Liddell tired.. sooo.. he doesn’t stand too much of a chance.. but.. i won’t count him out.. i mean, i didn’t think Jardine was going to beat Liddell either.. but.. look what happened there..

    i just don’t think Chuck will get the KO.. i’m sayin’ a decision..

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