Rousimar Palhares signs with WSoF


Rousimar Palhares was released by the UFC following his failure to release a Heel Hook on Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 in October. Pierce suffer an MCL strain, and fortunately did not require surgery.

However, it was not the first time Palhares hasd held a dangerous submission well after his opponent tapped. In addition, Palhares failed a PED test at TUF: The Smashes Final less than a year ago.

Now MMAJunkie reports that Palhares has a new home, at the World Series of Fighting. And Palhares' mentor, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, has agreed to train him for his WSoF debut, and is not worried about an unfortunate repeat.

Palhares is expected to debut in March. Although no opponent has been named, it is widely anticipated that WSoF will sign Ben Askren, and that would be a tremendous fight!


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triso site profile image  

11/26/13 10:09 AM by triso


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11/26/13 9:50 AM by Large Intestine

I can't believe how many fans Palhares has after what he's done. Fuck Palhares, fuck WSoF, fuck donkey boy, fuck all y'all that support that scumbag.

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11/26/13 7:58 AM by DMC26

I know he fought at WW in his last fight! :)Just wondering if he did go between MW and WW as they don't have a big talent pool at MW. That said I want Torquinho to stay at WW as there are interesting match ups

CHiLLEN site profile image  

11/26/13 6:27 AM by CHiLLEN

So glad a top org has signed him. Good luck to him, and hopefully he learnt that lesson. Def be watching his fights.

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11/26/13 5:23 AM by Ninja Tea Party

Just when you thought it was safe to own legs.

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11/26/13 3:33 AM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

Paul Harris vs Askren! Yes! Has to happen! #WSOF

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11/25/13 11:04 PM by donkey guard

Askren signs with UFC now for sure

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11/25/13 11:03 PM by donkey guard

Yesssssss!!!! ( cartwheel) So excited!!

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11/25/13 10:57 PM by mata_leao


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11/25/13 10:40 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

I doubt he stays at WW for WSOF.