Palhares submits Massenzio with heel hook in 1st round

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rousimar Palhares landed several unanswered leg kicks before one went high and landed to Mike Massenzio’s groin. Palhares snatches up a leg and gets the fight to the ground but Massenzio quickly stood up. Unfortunately for Mike Massenzio Palhares dove for a leg and forced the the fighter out of New Jersey to tap to a heel hook. Absolutely brutal submission and Massenzio was still on the ground just before the official result was read by Bruce Buffer.

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Mike Massenzio Vs. Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Mike Massenzio Mike Massenzio
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 13-5-0
Team Ironhorse MMA & Edson Carvalho BJJ


Name Rousimar Palhares Rousimar Palhares
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 15-5-0
Rousimar Palhares defeats Mike Massenzio via Submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:03