The end in New Zealand comes by way of the first New Zealand fighter (Huna) in a middleweight matchup between 2 men looking get a much needed win.
185lb Middleweight Main Event Bout; Nate Marquardt (31-13-2) vs James Te Huna (16-7)
Round 1: Following an “Uso Brother” like Maui Warrior dance entrance for James Te Huna, Nate lands some slight body kicks early, and lands a hard knee to Te Huna and takes James down to land in guard. Marquardt lands some hard elbows and forces the blood to flow from Te Huna quickly. Te Huna finds a way to his feet and lands some standing knees then lands a hard right uppercut along the cage. Nate switches position and takes James down to follow up in mount, he lands some elbows and stifles James’s escape tactics. James tries to buck but to no avail and Nate grabs his arm to attempt a triangle, Te Huna shakes him off momentarily but Nate keeps hold of a kimura grip on the New Zealander’s arm and utilizes an arm-bar to tap Te Huna in his home country in the opening round.
Official Decision: Nate Marquardt def. James Te Huna via submission (arm-bar) at 4:30 of the first Round