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Rousimar Palhares Vs Jon Fitch Title Fight Confirmed For WSOF 16

WSOF’s new welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares will put his belt on the line against another former UFC Fighter Jon Fitch in the main event of WSOF 16 on December 13th. The fight had originally been scheduled to take place in July, but Palhares pulled out not through injury, but rather because he wanted time off to care for his mother who was ill at the time. Palhares had won...
Via Fight Of The Night
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares’ Legacy Tarnished Despite Winning WSOF Title

Rousimar Palhares moments after submitting Steve Carl for the WSOF welterweight title. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel/ Rousimar Palhares finally captured an MMA title this past Saturday as he beat Steve Carl in the first round at WSOF 9, winning the WSOF welterweight title. Palhares won the fight the way he always wins, with the heel hook. Some say Palhares held the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares Fighter Purses ☆

A couple of UFC castoffs found the going good in their first action since being ousted from the Octagon.  Both Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami won their World Series of Fighting debuts on Saturday at WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares, and also were among the top paid performers at the event.  Here are the full […]
Via MMA Manifesto
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Palhares, Moraes, Capture WSOF Titles

LAS VEGAS, NV - All photo credit to: Lucas Noonan/WSOF – Additional photos below  Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (17-6) needed just 69 seconds to take the World Series of Fighting welterweight title away from former champ Steve Carl (21-4). MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO  UNDERCARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FULL FIGHT VIDEOS PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO  And it was his signature...
Via BadCulture
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Additional Woes for Rousimar Palhares

 On top of his problems with the UFC and the controversy surrounding his exit from that organization Rousimar Palhares has now been removed from the 2013 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) tournament as well. According to ADCC Secretary Wagner Gomes, Palhares had conditionally committed to compete at the ADCC event based on the outcome of his fight with against Pierce in the UFC. After...
Via MMAInsider
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Palhares asks UFC for forgiveness

Rousimar Palhares has issued a public apology to the UFC and its president Dana White, just two days after being released from the UFC for holding on to a heel hook past the referee's instruction to release it during a win last Wednesday. In a 5-minute, 37-second public message posted to his YouTube channel, Palhares also addressed his opponent Mike Pierce as well as his own...
Via Fox Sports
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Palhares suspended by Brazilian AC

Sometimes when it rains, it pours. Rousimar Palhares has been heavily scrutinized over the last 48 hours for his submission win over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields when he held onto his heel hook finish after his opponent tapped out and the referee attempted to stop the fight. This marks a pattern with Palhares, who was suspended previously for 90 days after an...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Palhares a victim of his own history

The reality of the matter is that Rousimar Palhares' late release of a heel hook by itself was a punishable yet forgivable offense, if only it was a single instance. It was not. Palhares is a serial offender, with a record of ignoring the referee's order to release a submission. He did it in an MMA bout against Helio Dipp in 2007. He did it against Thomasz Drwal in 2010 while...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Palhares docked for holding sub late

The thing about reputations is that they're easy to make and hard to shake. Rousimar Palhares is finding that out right about now, after the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission said it would investigate him and the UFC withheld a surefire $50,000 Submission Of The Night award following the conclusion of UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields . The fight itself went perfectly for Palhares...
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Out of UFC 150, Yushin Okami Now Battles Buddy Roberts

Middleweight Yushin Okami (Pictured) has been assigned a third opponent for UFC 150. Rousimar Palhares has been forced out of their August 11th tango with an undisclosed injury. Palhares initially stepped in for Luiz Cane. Buddy Roberts, who was already slotted to fight Chris Camozzi in the event, will now stand opposite”Thunder.” Coincidentally, Camozzi also had to withdraw...
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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