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Oct 15, 2013 11:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Renzo Gracie Defends Rousimar Palhares

Renzo Gracie is ‘pissed’ about the ‘witch hunt‘ that has taken over the life of Rousimar Palhares. Palhares fought and defeated Mike Pierce last week during the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. It took the submission master just 31-seconds to secure an ankle lock and force pierce to tap. What ensued...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...


Oct 11, 2013 10:20 am

Rousimar Palhares Breaks His Silence, Offers Apology And Explanation

Rousimar Palhares should be celebrating his 31-second victory over Mike Pierce right now! Instead, he is paying the price for his decision-making inside the cage last Wednesday night in Brazil. The former middleweight turned welterweight fighter recently took to twitter to offer up an apology. Check it: I never meant to hurt anyone, as a...

Oct 11, 2013 10:04 am

Rousimar Palhares Suspended By Brazilian Commission For 120 Days

Not only has Rousimar Palhares lost out on his $50,000 ‘Submission of the Night” bonus and his job with the UFC, the welterweight submission artist now has to sit out on the sidelines due to a suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission informed BJPENN.COM that they are suspending Palhares for his ‘anti sportsmanship attitude’ and will...

Oct 11, 2013 9:41 am

UFC Issues Statement On Release Of Rousimar Palhares

  Rousimar Palhares has been making headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. The former UFC middleweight turned welterweight made his 170 pound debut in Brazil on Wednesday, secured a submission in 31-seconds and lost his job the next day for cranking the hold long after his opponent, Mike Pierce, tapped out. The UFC...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 1, 2013 2:02 pm

Mike Pierce is ‘pissed off’ over fighting a ‘definite cheat’ like Rousimar Palhares

UFC welterweight contender Mike Pierce (17-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will likely find himself in hostile territory at next week’s “UFC Fight Night 29” in Sao Paulo, when he takes on Brazilian native Rousimar Palhares (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) on the evenings main card. It was really a head-scratching booking, as Mike Pierce is currently riding a 4-fight win-streak,...

Aug 21, 2013 9:55 am

Report: Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares In The Works

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Mike Pierce is likely going to be welcoming Rousimar Palhares to the UFC’s welterweight division on October 9. October 9 is the date for UFC Fight Night 29 which is set to go down on Fox Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce...

Dec 17, 2012 11:12 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares Broke Foot Early In Lombard Fight | UFC NEWS

“During the fight, my kick was working well. But soon in the first round, one of my kicks hit Lombard’s shin below his knee. I heard a snap, and I knew something bad happened. From that moment on, I [started] feeling my foot more and more numb and without strength to walk around the Octagon.”

Dec 14, 2012 10:59 am

VIDEO | ROUSIMAR PALHARES: FIGHT CAMP | UFC NEWS

Go inside the final days of Rousimar Palhares’ fight camp. See how he’s training for the extremely dangerous Hector Lombard. Plus hear how the lessons he’s learned in BJJ have applied to life in general. Catch “Toquinho” as he faces Lombard on UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson, live from Australia’s Gold Coast, Friday, December...

Sep 8, 2012 9:35 am

Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares set to headline UFC on FX 6 in Australia | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC president Dana White announced Friday that a middleweight bout between Rousimar Palhares (14-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Hector Lombard (31-3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The Cuban-Australian, Lombard, is heading back to his adopted country and this fight will mark his 23rd from “the land down under”....

Feb 13, 2012 10:35 am

Alan Belcher Returns Against Rousimar Palhares In UFC On FOX 3 Bout

UFC officials just announced a middleweight addition to the upcoming UFC on FOX 3 event between Alan Belcher and Rousimar Palhares. UFC on FOX 3 is set to take place in New Jersey from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford on May 5. In the main event lightweights Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will throw...

Nov 4, 2015 8:22 am

Shields upset NSAC ignored Palhares’ eye-gouges

Last month Rousimar Palhares answered to the NSAC for holding a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out at WSOF 22. Following the bout Palhares was immediately stripped of the WSOF championship. Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ given that this isn’t the first time he has held a submission after his...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 4:10 pm

Palhares suspended 2 years for unsportsmanlike conduct

Rousimar Palhares has received quite a bit of criticism for holding submissions late and injuring his opponents. The most recent instance came at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura lock after his opponent Jake Shields had tapped. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened and Palhares eventually let the submission go. After the fight Palhares was stripped...

Oct 7, 2015 7:53 pm

Despite Fighter’s Request, WSOF Not Looking To Release Palhares

Even though former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares asked to be released from the promotion, following his indefinite suspension and being striped of his title due to his actions during his fight with Jake Shields, it looks like he will not be getting his wish. Palhares is currently waiting to appear in front of the Nevada...

Oct 6, 2015 7:25 pm

Palhares Wants Out Of WSOF, Asks NSAC To ‘Judge Me As I Should Be Judged’

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares was stripped of his World Series of Fighting welterweight title and suspended indefinitely following his most recent fight against Jake Shields. In that fight he repeatedly put his fingers near Shields’ eye and seemed to scratch, or gauge them. Even after the referee warned him he continued to do so. Then,...

Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm

NSAC postpones Palhares’ and Magalhaes’ hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission were extremely busy Monday evening and will likely continue to be for the coming weeks as they field calls and e-mails for their verdict on the Nick Diaz case. Diaz was dealt a five year suspension for failing his post-fight UFC 183 drug test and was fined 33% of his...

Aug 30, 2015 6:26 pm

WSOF VP: ‘I don’t think Palhares should think about fighting anymore’

Rousimar Palhares claimed to have turned a new leaf when he inked a deal with World Series of Fighting in 2014. He made his promotional debut against Steve Carl and, of course, held the inverted heel hook a bit too long. He followed that performance with a WSOF Welterweight Championship defense against Jon Fitch where...

Aug 13, 2015 11:40 am

NSAC Comments On Referee Steve Mazzagatti’s Role In ‘Palhares vs. Shields’ Situation

Just as much as people talked about Jake Shields and Rousimar Palhares’ actions after WSOF 22, they also talked about referee Steve Mazzagatti. Mazzagatti has been called out for spotty referring in the past, perhaps most notable, the instance from the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight. Lesnar was furious with Mazzagatti for failing to...

Aug 10, 2015 2:02 am

Palhares releases official statement, speaks out on getting stripped of WSOF title

The dust has settled and decisions have been made. Rousimar Palhares has officially been stripped of his role as World Series of Fighting’s welterweight champion due to his actions inside the decagon at “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields”. Palhares has chosen to break his silence on being stripped of the championship and spoke out about...