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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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