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Jon Fitch not interested in fighting Palhares

Written on October 14, 2013 by Hector

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Jon Fitch agrees with UFC's decision to release Palhares

Rousimar Palhares has been meeting roadblocks after roadblocks following the controversial submission win over Mike Pierce and it does not stop at the $50,000 loss, the release from UFC and the 120 day CABMMA suspension. Bellator, the second largest American based promotion has already stated that they have no intentions of signing Palhares so that leaves WSOF as the remaining large organization who will possibly adopt “Toquinho”.

However, one of the organization’s stars; Jon Fitch said that he does not want anything to do with the deadly submission ace. The former UFC welterweight contender pointed out that he will likely turn down the fight if WSOF signs and matches him with Palhares.

“It was a second offense,” says Fitch. “Holding onto a submission too long, especially with a joint lock like that. You’re talking about ending someone’s career potentially. I think it was the right move (to release him). I personally wouldn’t accept a fight with him because of those. One time maybe, but not twice. I would never even compete against him honestly. If he’s got that long of a history of holding onto them too long, his career should probably be done because no one should take a fight with him or a grappling match with him for that matter.

[Photos from kotaku.com]

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UFC cuts Palhares following controversial submission win over Pierce

Written on October 11, 2013 by Hector

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Rousimar Palhares will not be competing in the octagon after his prolonged submission of Mike Pierce

The UFC has decided to release Rousimar Palhares following the controversial submission over Mike Pierce yesterday. Palhares quickly submitted Pierce in the first round but it seemed that he held on to his submission beyond the initial stoppage of the referee. After the event, Dana White stated that Palhares will receive further punishment in addition for denying him of the post fight bonus.

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UFC Fight Night 29 recap: a night of upsets

Written on October 10, 2013 by Hector

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Jake Shields upsets Demian Maia in the main event of UFC FIght Night 29

UFC Fight Night 29, which took place earlier in Barueri, Brazil, featured a pair of upsets in its main cards. Below is the complete results and summary of the event:

Jake Shields def. Maia via split decision

Jake Shields narrowly edges hometown favorite Demian Maia. The two fighters showcased their exceptional grappling skills as both of them traded sweeps and dominant positions all throughout the bout. At the end of the fight, two judges favored Shields with scores of 48-47, 47-48 and 48-47

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Unsportsmanlike conduct spoils Palhares’ exceptional welterweight debut

Written on October 10, 2013 by Hector

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Toquinho's impressive welterweight debut is ruined by his controversial submission

Rousimar Palhares made easy work of Mike Pierce in his welterweight debut earlier at UFC Fight Night 29. Using his trademark heel hook, the Brazilian finished Pierce in just 31 seconds of the first round. Palhares would have won the Submission of the Night award not only for the fact that it was the sole submission finish but for the brilliance of his move as well. However, UFC has decided to deny him of the post fight bonus due to his unsportsmanlike conduct during the fight.

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Rousimar Palhares aims to rejuvenate career in welterweight division

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Rousimar Palhares will make his welterweight debut in UFC Fight Night 29 against Mike Pierce

Submission specialist Rousimar Palhares will make his octagon return this Wednesday in UFC Fight Night 29. Palhares, whose stocky build earned him the nickname “Toquinho”, promised to reinvent himself by dropping to 170lbs for the first time in his career. He made the transition after suffering consecutive knock out losses to Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard. He says that he felt better when he dropped to 170 lbs.

“I feel better than I expected at 170,” he said. “I did a 20-minute fight in the gym one day after I cut down to 170 and did great. I’ve changed everything in my diet. I can eat everything but carbohydrates and sugar. It was tough, man. I loved to eat meat, French fries, chocolate and ice cream, but that’s okay.”

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Rodrigo Damm sidelined due to kidney stones, fight with Hacran Dias removed from UFC Fight Night 29

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Rodrigo Damm's kidney injury resulted in the removal of the featherweight showdown between him and Hacran Dias in UFC Fight Night 29

The upcoming featherweight matchup between Rodrigo Damm and Hacran Dias was removed from the UFC Fight Night 29 due to Damm’s injury. It was reported that Damm has suffered from kidney stone attack while cutting weight for his upcoming fight. Damm already has a history with weight cutting and kidney issues. He was pulled out from the semi finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil when he suffered the same injury.

UFC has decided not to seek for replacement and the event will now go on with just 10 matches. Here’s the updated lineup after the cancellation of the Damm vs. Dias bout:

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Aaron Simpson And Mike Pierce To Brawl in UFC on FX 5

Written on August 02, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC on FX: Browne vs. Silva is set to be held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 5.

UFC fighters Aaron ‘A-Train’ Simpson and Mike Pierce are set to engage in a welterweight bout in the upcoming UFC on FX 5 event. The news has been confirmed by Ariel Helwani for MMAFighting.com. Simpson last fight was at the UFC on FUEL TV 4 event, where he entered the Octagon at 170-lbs and defeated Kenny Robertson via a unanimous decision.

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Hendricks vs Pierce, Slated for UFC 133

Written on May 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A war pitting two powerful wrestlers is being put together for UFC 133, as Johny Hendricks is tapped to meet Mike Pierce at the Aug. 6 event.

UFC 133 will put together a battle between two wrestlers, as Johny Hendricks meets Mike Pierce at the August 6 event.

Johny Hendricks bounced back from a defeat, after winning his UFC Fight Night 24 match against Anthony Waldburger via knockout. On the other hand, Mike Pierce carries a three-fight winning streak besting Amilcar Alves, Julio Paulino and Kenny Roberston.

Thought not yet officially announced by the promotion, UFC 133 is anticipated to take place on August 6, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The match will feature a light heavyweight battle between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.

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