Down goes Dolloway! Nate Marquardt lands a MONSTER right hand that clean KO's his opponent! #UFCOrlando https://t.co/x6DkMXuwtS— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 20, 2015
Nate Marquardt needed time to find his rhythm, but he eventually found the crucial opening to turn the lights off on C.B. Dollaway during their Middleweight bout on the UFC on FOX 17 "Prelims" tonight (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015) inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Nate "The Great" came into the fight looking less-than-stellar in his last few performances and definitely needed a victory to convince company brass that he wasn't on the decline. Similarly, Dollaway's back was against the wall as he came into their meeting in the "Sunshine State" a loser of two straight.
The entirety of the tilt was contested on the feet, with no takedowns attempted from either man as Dollaway took the role of aggressor from the beginning. "The Doberman" opened up his arsenal, utilizing body and leg kicks to gauge the distance.
Marquardt never really offered up much in the way of meaningful offense, except for several leg kicks and his jab. Both fighters began to strike with efficiency and turn up the volume toward the end of round one.
Dollaway, looking to carry that momentum into round two, pressed the action and forced Marquardt backward, but the latter clipped him with a clean right hand that sent him packing.
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