UFC Fight Night 29 results: Rousimar Palhares cranks heel hook on Mike Pierce after ref calls for stop

Rousimar Palhares made a splash in his welterweight debut, submitting Mike Pierce with a nasty ankle lock in just 31 seconds in their UFC Fight Night 29 bout.

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Palhares given immediate title shot in WSOF debut

Controversial ex-UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares will make his World Series of Fighting debut in March, and he's been placed in a title fight.

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Rousimar Palhares joins World Series of Fighting

Controversial former UFC welterweight and middleweight Rousimar Palhares has a found a new home.

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Palhares admits he held sub too long on Pierce

Now that he's had time to review the tape, Rousimar Palhares notices that he did in fact hold a heel hook too long against Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29.

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WSOF doesn't want Palhares

Rousimar Palhares, the fighter cut from the UFC last week after holding a dangerous heel hook on Mike Pierce after the referee stopped the fight, won't be going to the rival World Series of Fighting whose boss Ray Sefo says they're not interested.

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Pierce: Palhares held heel hook unnecessarily long

Mike Pierce offers his take on Rousimar Palhares' heel hook, and why the UFC made the right call in releasing Palhares.

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Palhares manager: He's being crucified

Alex Davis, manager of MMA lightening rod Rousimar Palhares, says the public outcry against Palhares has gone too far. He also attempts to explain why Palhares keeps holding onto submissions too long.

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Fitch: I would refuse to fight Palhares

Jon Fitch says that even if the WSOF signed Rousimar Palhares, he would refuse to fight the "dirty" submission master.

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Bustamante: Palhares hurt sparring partners

Murilo Bustamante of the Brazilian Top Team says that Rousimar Palhares routinely hurt his sparring partners and even the services of a sports psychologist didn't help.

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Palhares: Pierce was fence grabbing, tapping ref

Former UFC Welterweight Rousimar Palhares has released a video in which he claims that Pierce was tapping on the referee and the referee was busy trying to get Pierce's hand off the cage and that's why he held the submission so long.

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Rebney: We don't want Palhares either

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney makes it clear that he won't be making an offer to the Brazilian heel hook specialist.

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Roundtable: Rousimar Palhares - Crime & Punishment

The Bloody Elbow staff discuss at length the severity of Rousimar Palhares' actions in the aftermath of his fight with Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, and if or how he should have been punished.

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Commish suspends Palhares for 120 days

The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) has suspended Rousimar Palhares for 120 days for refusing to release an ankle lock on Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields even after the referee tried to break the action.

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Palhares and manager talk UFC release

Palhares and his management speak following the leglock specialist's release from the UFC. Both insist that no harm was intended in the controversial end to his fight with Mike Pierce.

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The UFC made the right decision on Palhares

The UFC recently released welterweight Rousimar Palhares for his unsportsmanlike conduct at UFC Fight Night 29 against Mike Pierce. Why the UFC was right to do so.

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Update: Rousimar Palhares released from the UFC

Following his first round heel hook victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares has reportedly been banned from the UFC.

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Dana promises to punish Palhares

The UFC president has promised that denying Palhares a Submission of the Night bonus will not be the full extent of his punishment for holding a heel hook on Mike Pierce after the referee called a stop to the action.

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UFC FN 29: Kim wins KOTN, Palhares bonus withheld

Three fighters earned an extra $50,000 after their performances at UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Brazil, but a fourth fighter was denied his bonus.

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Trainer: Commission to review Palhares stoppage

Following the controversial end to their fight, Mike Pierce's trainer claims that the CABMMA will review the submission stoppage to determine if Palhares acted out of line as he held the heel hook.

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Palhares vs. Pierce highlights

Check out Palhares' controversial submission win over Mike Pierce.

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UFN 29 results: Palhares taps Pierce in 31 seconds

Rousimar Palhares made a splash in his welterweight debut, submitting Mike Pierce with a nasty ankle lock in just 31 seconds in their UFC Fight Night 29 bout.

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