Archive: Rousimar Palhares

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 25, 2014 9:08 pm

WSOF 9: Carl unfazed by Palhares’ drug testing woes

The World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event takes place this Saturday night, but the main event is still under question. It was just a few weeks back that former UFC ‘bad boy’ Rousimar Palhares was asked to take a random drug test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). “Toquinho” was forced...

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...


Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

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 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

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...

Oct 22, 2013 10:29 am

Rousimar Palhares Finally Admits He Held Submission Too Long

“No, I did not want to hurt him. In the heat of the fight I did not feel him tap. Afterwards, when I watched the fight I realized that I held on too long, but I really did not mean to hurt him. He is a fighter like I am and I know he does...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...

Oct 18, 2013 10:51 am

White: ‘Palhares’ Submission Was Wrong And Despicable’

“He knew what he was doing that night. Apparently, there was some talk where Mike Pierce said some bad things and everything else. There is no place for that in this sport. You don’t hold a leglock that long while the guy is tapping and you know he is tapping. Especially that’s what Palhares is...

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 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...