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Head coach of NY Combat Sambo, Stephen Koepfer, breaks down the Rousimar Palhares kneebar submission win over Jon Fitch from WSOF 16 (see the GIF here). A master of sport in Sambo, Koepfer goes over the finer points and principals of leg-lock attacks/escapes, and what Fitch could have done to avoid the submission loss. read news >>

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As a longtime manager of WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares, Alex Davis has heard it all in regards to his client. But after Palhares’ latest win, Davis believes criticism, even from MMAjunkie, is unfair.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

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Thanks to impressive stoppage wins this past weekend, the latest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings has a pair of new entrants. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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Rousimar Palhares continued his winning ways this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16, submitting Jon Fitch in the opening round of their welterweight title fight in Sacramento, California (see full results here). But, in the eyes of many, "Toquinho" returned to his old ways of refusing to release a submission hold promptly after the tap. Little more than one minute into in the opening frame, Palhares wrapped his stocky limbs around Fitch's leg and proceeded read news >>

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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 >>

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While Jon Fitch awaits the results of an MRI on his knee, the California State Athletic Commission ED says he won't be punishing the WSOF champ for a "real borderline" decision to keep holding a kneebar submission several seconds after the bout was stopped. Controversy continues to dog the footsteps of World Series of Fighting welterweight champ Rousimar Palhares. The 34-year-old Brazilian fighter was cut from the UFC in 2013 for holding on to a submission too long in a win against Mike Pierce. read news >>

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World Series of Fighting welterweight Jon Fitch lost out on the title Saturday night, but he might be missing the use of his right leg for a few months. The former UFC contender was caught in a first-round kneebar by leglock master Rousimar Palhares Dec. 13 at WSOF 16. Fitch underwent an MRI Monday, but hopes the test won't reveal any major damage to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). "It's not killing me," Fitch said post-fight. "I felt a pop. There was a little bit of swelling. It's probabl read news >>

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The California State Athletic Commission will not be punishing Rousimar Palhares, even though he held onto his winning kneebar submission against Jon Fitch a shade too long. Andy Foster, the CSAC executive director, told MMA Fighting that he was angry Saturday night at World Series of Fighting 16 in Sacramento after the incident in the main event. But after consulting with referee Ed Collantes and watching video of the finish over and over again Monday, Foster determined he would not take any ac read news >>

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Undefeated ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren -- who also held gold for Bellator MMA -- has been keeping tabs on what has been going down in stateside mixed martial arts (MMA), particularly after a busy weekend in combat sports that produced events from both UFC and WSOF. Or particular note was Rousimar Palhares grisly submission win over Jon Fitch (see the GIF here), one of many painful surrenders induced by the hulking Brazilian. As far as "Funky" is concerned, "Toquinho" is just another read news >>

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WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares pulled off yet another masterful leg-lock submission, but as MMAjunkie’s Ben Fowlkes discusses in his latest edition of “The Speed Bag,” the champ is this close, man.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Videos, (...) read news >>

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Viewers watching World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16 last Sat. night (Dec. 13, 2014) on NBC Sports Network from Sacramento, Calif., saw a trademark of a Rousimar Palhares fight: a leg submission so painful the opponent was left unable to stand after the bout. See for yourself right here. WSOF President Ray Sefo addressed the troubled fighter's reputation before the fight, and assured MMAmania.com that "Toquinho" would follow the rules. "We addressed this issue when we first signed him. If (a subm read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Rousimar Palhares added another quick submission to his record, but the fight once again ended with controversy. The World Series of Fighting welterweight champion, who needed 90 seconds to tap Jon Fitch in the main event of WSOF 16 in Sacramento Calif., on Dec. 13, might have injured Fitch with his nasty submission, but feels he did everything by the book. "I still have to deal with those critics, but I don’t understand why people try to humiliate me like that," Palhares told MMAFighting.com of read news >>

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Did WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares (again) hold on to a submission for too long? His boss doesn’t think so.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

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Big fighters. Small fighters. Rich fighters. Poor fighters. Ground fighters. Stand-up fighters. Mixed martial arts contains multitudes, fighters seemingly crafted especially to fulfill their role in the combat sports ecosystem. But, in this vast sea of archetypes and stereotypes, there is only one Rousimar Palhares, the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion who submitted longtime UFC contender Jon Fitch in just 90 seconds Saturday night on NBCSN. Fighting is all about misdirection. The read news >>

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