251 Search Results for rousimar palhares

Sep 9, 2016 8:48 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares looking nearly unrecognizable in new picture

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares is widely believed to possess some of the best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. With 15 of his 18 wins coming by way of submission, not many fighters want to go to the ground with ‘Toquinho’. Unfortunately, the same submissions that leave MMA fans stunned, have also got Palhares into...

May 28, 2016 6:22 am

UFC congratulates Emil Meek on knocking out Rousimar Palhares

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares has earned quite a bad reputation in the MMA industry over the last few years. Palhares was suspended for 90 days, and even kicked out of the UFC and the WSOF for refusing to let go of submissions after his opponents tapped. With that being said, Palhares was...

May 24, 2016 1:57 pm

Rousimar Palhares on Venator loss: ‘I was hit with illegal elbows in the back of the head and couldn’t see anything next’

Rousimar Palhares got back to competition for the first time since being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Comission in 2015 for unsportsmanlike conduct. The two-year suspension has not been lifted, so fighting at Venator FC overseas in Milan, Italy was a loophole that “Toquinho” slipped through to fight once again. Palhares’ Venator debut didn’t go...

May 21, 2016 3:32 pm

VIDEO | Rousimar Palhares gets TKO’d in less than a minute at Venator FC III

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares fought on Saturday in Milan, Italy at Venator FC III. Palhares was matched up with Emil Weber Meek in the main event of the card and things ended quickly with Meek winning by TKO early in the first round. Meek improved his record to 9-2-1 with the win over Palhares...


Apr 4, 2016 4:49 pm

Rousimar Palhares says he ‘would kill’ Conor McGregor

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares grappled in the main event of Polaris 3 event in Poole, England over the weekend in the main event against Garry Tonon. The two fought an exciting match to a draw, but Palhares has been getting a lot of attention from an interview he did with Sportsmail about a fight...

Oct 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ manager disagrees with NSAC suspension

Yesterday it was revealed that Rousimar Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after continuing to hold a kimura despite Jake Shields tapping and referee Steve Mazzagatti attempting to separate the two. In addition, Palhares has to forfeit $40,000 from his fight purse, and was stripped of the WSOF welterweight title. In a...

Sep 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Jon Fitch Blames Athletic Commissions For Rousimar Palhares Incident

It would make sense that former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch wouldn’t mind taking a few shots at the currently indefinitely suspended WSOF fighter Rousimar Palhares. After all, it was Palhares who injured Fitch’s knee and forced him to sit on the sidelines for almost a year. But no, Fitch actually says he wouldn’t mind giving...

Aug 13, 2015 11:04 am

NSAC Suspends Rousimar Palhares And Jake Shields For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Today at the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing it was announced that World Series of Fighting’s Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields have been suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following their WSOF 22 scrap. The suspension is temporary and will hold in place until their disciplinary hearing which is scheduled for Sept. 14. Shields was suspended for...

Aug 5, 2015 2:46 pm

Rousimar Palhares Breaks Silence––Accuses Shields Of Cheating

Now former WSOF welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, has finally come forward and given his side of the story, regarding WSOF 22 and his fight with Jake Shields. Palhares could be seen raking his hands over Shields eyes during the fight and was warned several times to stop. He also held onto the fight ending submission...

Aug 5, 2015 7:30 am

UFC Fighters React To Rousimar Palhares Being Stripped Of Title

The World Series of Fighting decided to strip welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares of his belt and suspend him indefinitely. This came after he beat Jake Shields at this past Saturday’s WSOF 22. During the fight he clearly scratched at Shields eyes several times and then held onto the fight winning submission for way to long...

Aug 4, 2015 4:58 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ Manager Responds To WSOF’s Decision

Earlier today the World Series of Fighting announced that they are stripping welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, of his title and suspending him indefinitely. Right after the news broke Palhares’ manager Alex Davis spoke to MMAJunkie and told them that he wasn’t happy with how the WSOF was going about this, releasing the information to the...

Aug 4, 2015 10:21 am

WSOF Strips Rousimar Palhares Of Title, Suspends Him Indefinitely

WSOF 22 did not go down without its share of drama. Actually it had more than its share of drama, both in and out of the cage. There was a brawl between the Diaz brothers and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s crew and major drama in the cage between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields. During there title fight...

Aug 3, 2015 2:43 pm

Several MMA fighters call for lifetime ban of Rousimar Palhares

Despite successfully defending his World Series of Fighting Welterweight Championship for the first time, Rousimar Palhares’ stock plummeted overnight due to the controversy surrounding the win. Palhares forced Shields to submit in the third round of the main-event of Saturday’s “WSOF 22” and once again held the submission past the tap. Fighters and fans alike...

Aug 3, 2015 8:48 am

Rousimar Palhares: ‘I am NOT a dirty fighter’

Despite World Series of Fighting officials admitting they saw Rousimar Palhares fight dirty on Saturday night at “WSOF 22”, the welterweight champion still claims he is innocent. Jake Shields’ attempt to dethrone Palhares of his welterweight champion status was thwarted in the third round. Shields found himself in a tight kimura lock and was given...

Jul 26, 2015 5:08 am

Jake Shields: It Would Be Justice If I Hurt Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares made his way to the top of the World Series of Fighting welterweight division by making his opponents scream in agony before tapping out, and Jake Shields is hoping to give the champion a taste of his own medicine when they meet at “WSOF 22″. Shields is usually not one to trash talk,...

Oct 7, 2014 5:01 am

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Set To Headline WSOF 16

The bout WSOF fans have been waiting for will finally happen. Rousimar Palhares will defend his WSOF welterweight championship against Jon Fitch at WSOF 15 in December. The bout was originally scheduled to go down back in July, but Palhares withdrew from the bout after his mother became ill. The WSOF confirmed the bout with...

Jul 18, 2014 5:02 am

WSOF Champ Rousimar Palhares Targets Jon Fitch And Only Jon Fitch

“My family is my life. I was sad that he said those things, but I’m not bothered. We’ll settle our things inside the cage. I don’t hope he’s my next opponent, I want him to be. I’m coming after him. I will train for him. I want him. I don’t know how the fight would...

Apr 30, 2014 11:59 am

Rousimar Palhares Bails, WSOF Exec Loses It

‘World Series of Fighting 11: Palhares vs. Fitch’ has been forced to undergo a major makeover and it doesn’t please the promotions VP and matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz. Rousimar Palhares has removed himself from the July 5 main event, citing personal reasons and offering no further explanation. Because of this event altering occurrence, Ali is changing...

Apr 1, 2014 7:41 am

WSOF 9 Salaries: Newly crowned Rousimar Palhares makes $75k payday

The top earners from last Saturday’s World Series of Fighting’s WSOF 9 event are new welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares and bantamweight Marlon Moraes, who both walked away with a cool $50,000 and a $25,000 win bonus. Palhares, who was released from the UFC last October, was able to secure his signature leg lock on former...

Mar 30, 2014 9:27 am

.gif | WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares Submits Carl For WSOF Title (Replay)

Last night on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, bounced back from his UFC release with a first-round submission victory over promotion champ, Steve Carl. The victory earned him the title and a date with WSOF number-one-contender, Jon Fitch. Here’s the fight ending submission:

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...

Jan 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Rousimar Palhares to Challenge Steve Carl For WSOF Welterweight Title March 29

Former UFC welterweight fighter Rousimar Palhares (above) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Steve Carl, the organization’s welterweight champion, at WSOF 9 on March 29.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The World Series of Fighting announced its next welterweight championship fight between champion Steve Carl and organizational newcomer Rousimar Palhares.  The fight...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Rousimar Palhares For WSOF Debut: He Is “Fixing The Issues”

Rousimar Palhares has been given a chance to fight in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) organization, after being released from the UFC roster. Palhares has a history of holding his submissions after the referee jumped in to stop his fights, which in turn caused injury to his opponents, and provoked ire from the MMA...

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Oct 22, 2013 11:59 am

WSOF Has No Interest In Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares is looking for a home but don’t expect the World Series of Fighting to open its doors. Palhares was infamously cut this month by the UFC for refusing to let go of a heel hook that damaged the ankle of Mike Pierce. Bellator was the first to say, ‘no thanks’ when it came...