Photo of Rousimar Palhares
Age 39
Gender Male
Height 5' 8"
Weight Class

Rousimar Palhares is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 21 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 21-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 14 years
Rounds Fought 35.1
Avg. Fights/Year 2.3
Longest Layoff 10 months, 25 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 3 15 3
Losses 7 0 4
Finish Rate 85.7%
Finished Rate 63.6%
Win by Decision Rate 14.3%
Loss by Decision Rate 36.4%
Win by KO Rate 14.3%
Loss by KO Rate 63.6%
Win by SUB Rate 71.4%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:15
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 04:22
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:35
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 12/15/2018 L
(21-10-0)
Georgiy Kichigin
(19-11-0)
KO (Strike)
Russian Cagefighting Championship 5
1 3:53
NSF 03/30/2018 L
(21-9-0)
Aliaskhab Khizriev
(10-0-0)
WW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Fight Nights Global 85
1 0:58
NSF 09/04/2017 L
(21-8-0)
Shamil Amirov
(3-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Fight Nights Global 73
3 5:00
NSF 07/07/2017 W
(20-8-0)
Alexei Ivanov
(8-5-0)
Submission
Fight Nights Global 70
1 0:36
NSF 10/01/2016 L
(20-7-0)
Michal Materla
(19-5-0)
MW KO
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 36
2 1:27
NSF 05/21/2016 L
(20-6-0)
Emil Meek
(8-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Venator Fighting Championship 3
1 0:45
Official MMA Fight Results 08/01/2015 W
(19-6-0)
Jake Shields
(31-7-1)
WW
(169.8 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Kimura)
World Series of Fighting 22 - Palhares vs Shields
3 2:02
Official MMA Fight Results 12/13/2014 W
(18-6-0)
Jon Fitch
(26-6-1)
WW
(169.2 vs. 169.6)
Submission (Heel Hook)
World Series of Fighting 16
1 1:30
Official MMA Fight Results 03/29/2014 W
(17-6-0)
Steven Carl
(21-3-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
World Series of Fighting 9
1 1:09
Official MMA Fight Results 10/09/2013 W
(16-6-0)
Mike Pierce
(19-4-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
UFC Fight Night 29: Shields vs. Maia
1 0:31
Official MMA Fight Results 12/14/2012 L
(16-5-0)
Hector Lombard
(32-3-1)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC on FX - TUF Finale Australia: Pearson vs. Sotiropolous
1 3:38
Official MMA Fight Results 05/05/2012 L
(16-4-0)
Alan Belcher
(18-6-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 186.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
1 4:18
Official MMA Fight Results 01/14/2012 W
(15-4-0)
Mike Massenzio
(13-5-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 184.0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
1 1:03
Official MMA Fight Results 08/27/2011 W
(14-4-0)
Dan Miller
(13-5-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2011 W
(13-4-0)
David Branch
(8-1-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 186.0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
UFC on Versus 3
2 1:44
Official MMA Fight Results 09/15/2010 L
(13-3-0)
Nate Marquardt
(29-9-2)
MW
(186.0 vs. 186.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares
1 3:28
Official MMA Fight Results 03/27/2010 W
(12-3-0)
Tomasz Drwal
(17-2-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy
1 0:45
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2009 W
(11-3-0)
Lucio Linhares
(13-4-0)
MW Submission (Heel Hook)
UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez
2 3:21
Official MMA Fight Results 01/17/2009 W
(10-3-0)
Jeremy Horn
(80-18-5)
MW
(184.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 93: Franklin vs Henderson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2008 L
(10-2-0)
Dan Henderson
(22-7-0)
MW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 88: Breakthrough
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/24/2008 W
(9-2-0)
Ivan Salaverry
(12-6-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 84: Ill Will
1 2:36
NSF 12/06/2007 W
(7-2-0)
Fabio Negao
(7-1-0)
Submission
Fury FC 5: Final Conflict
1 0:00
NSF 12/06/2007 W
(7-2-0)
Daniel Acacio
(12-5-0)
Submission
Fury FC 5: Final Conflict
1 0:00
NSF 08/04/2007 W
(6-2-0)
Flavio Luiz de Moura
(16-6-0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
Fury Fighting Championship 4: High Voltage
1 1:21
NSF 03/10/2007 W
(5-2-0)
Helio Dipp
(5-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Floripa Fight 3
NSF 11/25/2006 W
(4-2-0)
Claudio Mattos
(4-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Injury)
Storm Samurai 12
1 0:15
NSF 06/21/2006 L
(4-1-0)
Arthur Cesar
(1-0-0)
Decision
Rio MMA Challenge 2
3 5:00
NSF 05/20/2006 W
(3-1-0)
Renan Moraes
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Gold Fighters Championship
1 5:00
NSF 04/29/2006 W
(2-1-0)
Bruno Bastos
(0-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Floripa Fight 2
NSF 01/05/2006 L
(2-0-0)
Leandro Silva
(5-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Fight Club Tournament 06
3 5:00
NSF 07/12/2005 W
(1-0-0)
Xavier Foupa-Pokam
(6-5-0)
KO
Ultimate Fighting Association
1 5:00
NSF 11/26/2004 W
(0-0-0)
Jose Mata
(1-0-0)
KO
Ultimate Fighting Association
1 5:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class