Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Everybody knows how vicious a one-punch knockout can look in MMA, but if there was the equivalent of that in the submission world it has to be Rousimar Palhares and his uncanny ability to grab hold of an opponent's leg and pull like a ripcord until the fight is over. While there have been fighters that have slipped out of Palhares' leg locks, or managed to get free and live to tell the tale, he is so devastating in those maneuvers that even though every opponent knows it's coming it is almost impossible to stop it from happening. Count Mike Pierce as the latest victim of Palhares' leg snapping clinic that keeps orthopedic physicians in business. Pierce tried to rush Palhares as soon as the fight started, looking to overwhelm the Brazilian with strikes. What happened instead was Palhares dropping to the mat and looking for a leg immediately and relentlessly. As calm as he is deadly, Palhares coiled around Pierce's leg like a snake and when he saw his opening he struck, locking hi...
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