Rousimar Palhares Explains Withdrawal From Jon Fitch Fight

World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares (pictured) took a lot of heat from WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz for his abrupt decision to withdraw from his July 5 title defense against fellow former UFC star Jon Fitch. “Enough is enough,” Abdel-Aziz told reporter Ariel Helwani. “We’re getting screwed. I’m trying to put on a fight card and...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Drops Out Of Title Fight, World Series Of Fighting Not Happy

Rousimar Palhares was set to defend the World Series of Fighting welterweight title against Jon Fitch at WSOF 11 on July 5. It was announced by that Palhares had to bow out of the fight due to personal reasons. WSOF then announced the new main event will be Justin Gaehtje vs. Nick Newell for the lightweight title. WSOF Vice-President Ali Abdel-Aziz also told MMAFighting...
Via Between The Ropes
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Vs Jon Fitch Title Fight Scratched From WSOF 11

A major welterweight title fight between Rousimar Palhares and Jon Fitch at World Series Of Fighting 11 in July has today been canceled. Palhares, who won the title with a first round submission finish against Steve Carl at WSOF 9 last month, is believed to have been responsible for the cancelation after pulled out of the fight due to personal reasons. This has apparently angered...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 30, 2014  |  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

‘World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares’ Salaries Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares” event. Rousimar Palhares (pictured) and Marlon Moraes were the night’s highest earners, with each walking away with a total disclosed payday of $50,000. Palhares captured the WSOF welterweight title by...
March 31, 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

Ex-UFC Fighters Star At World Series Of Fighting 9

WSOF 9 lived up to all of the hype surrounding it the past few weeks. The fight card featured two former UFC fighters making their WSOF debuts and they didn’t disappoint. Yushin Okami was cut from the UFC and decided to go to WSOF to prove to the world that his skills are still world class. Okami showed his ability to strike in the first round but the second was all about his ground...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting 9 Results

Rousimar Palhares made short work of Steve Carl last night at World Series Of Fighting 9 to become the promotions new welterweight champion. Palhares took Carl down to the mat right away and from then it was only a matter of time before he dropped back for his trademark heel hook submission. Carl thought he had been able to escape for a brief moment, but no such luck as he immediately...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 9 results: Palhares def Carl to win Title

  Main card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Welterweight Rousimar Palhares def. Steve Carl (c) Submission (inverted heel hook) 1 1:09 [a] Bantamweight Marlon Moraes def. Josh Rettinghouse Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) 5 5:00 [b] Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Svetlozar Savov Submission (arm triangle choke) 2 4:46 Welterweight Josh Burkman def. Tyler Stinson KO […]
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares results

The ninth card for World Series of Fighting saw the crowning of the promotion’s first bantamweight champion and welterweight champion Steve Carl defending the title for the first time against Rousimar Palhares in Palhare’s debut for the promotion. WSOF 9 took place from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. The following are the results for World Series of Fighting...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 9 ‘Carl vs Palhares’ Predictions

We are less than an hour away from the World Series of Fighting 9 main card on NBCSN. The main event between Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares promises to be one of the best fights so far this year. Follow me on Twitter for live tweets during the event. Here are my predictions for tonight’s fights: Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez Nunez over Dugulubgov (Split Decision) Josh Burkman...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs Palhares Weigh In (Photos)

The main question heading itno today’s weigh in was whether Rousimar Palhares would make weight ahead of tomorrow night’s title fight against champion Steve Carl. Well everyone can take a huge sigh of relief because Palhares weighed in comfortably at 170 lbs. It did take two attempts for Palhares due to an error message on the scale which had everyone waiting in confused speechlessness...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

‘World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares’ Weigh-In Results

The weigh-ins for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares” took place Friday inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A pair of championship affairs will headline tomorrow’s show. Marlon Moraes and Josh Rettinghouse battle for the inaugural WSOF featherweight title in the card’s co-main event, while welterweight champ Steve Carl (pictured) puts his...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares final press conference and face off video

If your are needing a MMA fix this weekend after Bellator 114 today, World Series of Fighting is putting on a pretty solid card on Saturday March 29th on NBC Sports Network. The main and co-main feature two UFC stand outs in some interesting match ups. Yushin Okami makes his return since his cut from the UFC as he takes on Svetlozar Savov and in the main event Steve Carl will defend...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotes From The Road To WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares & Yushin Okami

QUOTES FROM THE ROAD TO WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING  9: ROUSIMAR “TOQUINHO” PALHARES AND YUSHIN “THUNDER” OKAMIROUSIMAR PALHARES QUOTESToquinho developed a special connection with nature and animals while growing up on a farm in Brazil.Junior Dos Santos, Minotauro Nogueira and Toquinho while training with Team NogueiraFishing on the river in BrazilFollow Toquinho on Instagram “Steve...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares – Conference Call Highlights

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 9CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTSPre-fight Media Call Featuring Ray Sefo, Ali Abdelaziz, Steve Carl,Rousimar Palhares, Marlon Moraes, Josh Rettinghouse, Josh Burkman, Tyler StinsonClick Here for streaming audio of the conference callLAS VEGAS (March 18, 2014) – World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call on Tuesday with “World Series of Fighting...
Via MMAInsider
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 9: Carl vs. Palhares

World Series of Fighting 9 When: March 29th, 2014 Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada How: NBC Sports Network (9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT) Who: Main Card: (NBC Sports Network 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT) Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse (for inaugural WSOF featherweight title) Rousimar...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting 9 Official For March 29th Featuring Two Title Fights

World Series Of Fighting 9 is now official for March 29th, with the event set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by two world title fights. Check out the official press release below for all of the details. Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9on March 29 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las VegasWelterweight...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Set To Debut At WSOF 9, Challenges For Welterweight Title

WSOF confirmed today via their official Twitter account that former UFC welterweight Rousimar Palhares has a date and opponent set for his World Series of Fighting debut.In case you missed the news, Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares & Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse at #WSOF9. Two titles on the line!— WSOF (@MMAWorldSeries) January 27, 2014Scheduled for March 29th, 2014...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares And Yushin Okami Will Debut On WSOF’s March 29th Show

Two major World Series Of Fighting signings from the UFC, Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami, will both be making their debuts at an event on March 29th the promotion has announced. At this stage opponents haven’t been confirmed for either fighter though. Palhares arrives in the WSOF’s cage after his UFC career came to a controversial end when he was cut for failing to release...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares & Yushin Okami Expected To Make WSOF Debut’s On March 29th

According to a recent report from Brazilian website Globo, the newly signed duo of Rousimar Palhares (15-5, pictured) and Yushin Okami (29-8) are expected to make their World Series of Fighting debut’s on March 29th, at a yet to be announced event.Although no opponent is confirmed for Palhares at this point, WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz told Globo that the promotion are currently...
Via MMAInsider
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF Signs Rousimar Palhares, Debut Expected in Early 2014

World Series of Fighting announced earlier today the signing of controversial Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Rousimar Palhares to their welterweight roster. Palhares signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in early 2014. “Rousimar is one of the most talented athletes in mixed martial arts, and we’re excited...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting signs top free agent welterweight Rousimar Palhares

    World Series of Fighting signs top free agent welterweight Rousimar Palhares   Submission ace signs exclusive, multi-fight deal and is expected to debut in 2014 PHOTO: WSOF.COM   LAS VEGAS (Nov. 26, 2013) – World Series of Fighting is happy to announce the addition of Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rousimar Palhares to the company’s welterweight roster. […]
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting Pick Up Rousimar Palhares

 Following his infamous release from the UFC, many people wondered where Rousimar Palhares (15-5) would turn up next in the MMA world. Well today we have our answer, with MMAJunkie reporting that World Series of Fighting have opted to pick up the talented grappler, on an exclusive multi fight deal.Palhares was given his walking papers by the UFC when it was decided that he showed...
Via MMAInsider
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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