Marquardt was very wary of Lombard's power early. He circled out while trying to land kicks from out of range. Nate jumped in to grab the clinch and Lombard responded with heavy hooks and uppercuts to make him back off. A big right from Lombard wobbled Marquardt and he went for the kill. A left hand swung under Marquardt's arm and dropped him. Referee Jay Stafin was out of position for the second time tonight and allowed Nate to take unnecessary punishment on the ground.
Hector Lombard knocked out Nate Marquardt at 1:48 of round 1