MMAJunkie.com is reporting that the “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II” middleweight scrap between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares has been moved to the main event at “UFC Fight Night 22” on September 15th.
The top spot opened up this weekend when Alan Belcher Tweeted that a detached retina would force him out of his contest with Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Demian Maia.
UFC 118 takes place August 28th in Boston and UFC Fight Night 22 will go down September 15th in The Lone Star State. Although the Marquardt/Palhares bout was scheduled for the televised portion of the pay-per-view broadcast, main eventing a Spike TV broadcast could be considered a promotion.
No word on whether Maia will remain on the freebie fight card or how Octagon brass intend to fill the huge void that Marquardt and Palhares left behind.