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  • 4 years ago
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When Brazilian submission ace Rousimar Palhares steps into the cage against Nate Marquardt in the main event of UFC Fight Night 22, he'll be competing in perhaps the most high-profile contest of his career. But don't for one minute believe that the Spike TV-broadcast bout is the toughest fight of Palhares' life. No, the UFC middleweight contender's biggest struggles came well before he ever set foot in the octagon - when a 10-year-old Palhares and his brothers and sisters siblings wor read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Rousimar Palhares, the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion and one of the most dangerous fighters in all of MMA, will not be punished by the California State Athletic Commission following yet another brutal and controversial submission victory Saturday. That news came Monday evening from Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, who spoke with CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster. Though Foster said Palhares will not be punished by the CSAC, he expressed frustration over Palhares' continued and d read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Watch the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion submit the former UFC contender in 90 seconds also watch the WSOF featherweight title change hands from Rick Glenn to Lance Palmer via rear naked choke. Rousimar Palhares only needed 90 seconds to tap Jon Fitch as you can see in the video above. He got the leg, then went for a heel hook and adjusted for the fatal kneebar. Here's Lance Palmer tapping Rick Glenn to take the WSOF featherweight title Main Card (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET) Rousimar Palha read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Jon Fitch's World Series of Fighting (WSOF) tenure got off to a terrible start, losing to Josh Burkman via submission (guillotine choke) back in June 2013 after a very impressive run (14-3-1) under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. He missed out on the opportunity to claim UFC's Welterweight belt thanks to Georges St-Pierre way back in Aug. 2008, but tonight (Dec. 13, 2014) Fitch was teed up to win a different world title at the expense of 170-pound kingpin Rousimar Palhares at WS read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousmiar Palhares carries a reputation into his title defense against Jon Fitch on Saturday night in Sacramento. And Fitch admits he's wary of his controversial foe. Palhares is known as a leg lock master -- and one who isn't always sportsmanlike about it. The Brazilian fighter was cut from the UFC in 2013 after failing to release a heel hook following a win over Mike Pierce, his second such incident in the company. "He's known for, you know, kind o read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Two World Series of Fighting title fights are on the line on December 13th, as Rousimar Palhares takes on Jon Fitch in the welterweight division, while Rick Glenn makes his first featherweight belt defense vs. Lance Palmer. World Series of Fighting will close out 2014 with an intriguing pair of championship bouts on December 13th. In an official press release by the promotion earlier today, they confirmed the already-announced welterweight title fight between champion Rousimar Palhares and chall read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares and former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch will square off in the WSOF 16 main event. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Rousimar Palhares will defend his World Series of Fighting 170-pound title against Jon Fitch at WSOF 16 on Dec. 13. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares is back in the gym, and he’s training to beat Jon Fitch. The leglock specialist asked to be taken off the WSOF 11 card on July 5 to assist his mother on her surgery for thrombosis in her legs, but Fitch, who was set to fight for the welterweight title, didn’t approve of his decision. Fitch called Palhares "unprofessional", wishing he had "manned up" and fought him. By saying that, he made things personal. "My fami read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight contender Jon Fitch calls champion Rousimar Palhares unprofessional for pulling out of their planned title fight. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight contender Jon Fitch blasts champion Rousimar Palhares for pulling out of their scheduled WSOF 11 title fight during a press conference on Friday. read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares has withdrawn from a scheduled July 5 title defense due to personal issues. read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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The World Series of Fighting Welterweight champ "Toquinho" responds to top contender Jon Fitch. Rousimar Palhares responded when Tatame.com related some Jon Fitch to him. The former UFC title contender had said last October that he would turn down a fight against "Toquinho" because of the WSOF welterweight champion's reputation of holding submissions after the opponent has tapped out. The two are set to face each other at WSOF 11, on July 5, although Fitch is claiming he's owed the fight in June read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Forget fighting, money solves everything! Crisis averted. After formally requesting his release from World Series of Fighting (WSOF) earlier today (April 4, 2014), Josh Burkman has come to terms with the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion and will fulfill his contract with a welterweight title shot against the winner of Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch. MMA Junkie explains why: At the center of the controversy was Burkman's pay at WSOF 9, where he knocked out Stinson in the first round. W read news >>

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