Rousimar Palhares defeats Mike Massenzio by sumission. The stoppage came at 1:03 in the first round.
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.
Rousimar Palhares picked up his seventh win in the UFC with this leg lock victory. He dedicated the fight to a recently passed training partner. He is quickly making a case for a title shot at Middleweight. Mike Massenzio entered the UFC with some fanfare but has not been able to perform up to the expectations.