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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