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Rousimar Palhares Almost Looks Like a Normal Human Being Now [PHOTO]

(Photo via Globo/Reddit) Tomorrow night, former middleweight Rousimar Palhares makes his 170-pound debut against Mike Pierce on the main card of UFC Fight Night 29, following a nine-month suspension for elevated testosterone. Palhares's...Show More Summary

Attn Joe Silva: Mike Pierce is Sick of Being Matched Up Against “Desperate Cheaters” Like Rousimar Palhares

(How could you ever forget the guy who dresses like his opponents during public appearances? Photo via Getty.) We only briefly touched upon this, but there's a head-scratcher of a fight going down at this weekend's Fight Night: Shields vs. Show More Summary

Mike Pierce vs Rousimar Palhares Welterweight fight in the works for UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

There's a low-gravity Welterweight showdown in the works for UFC Fight Night 29, which takes places at Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil, on Weds., Oct, 9, 2013, airing live on FOX Sports 1. Mike Pierce, who is in the midst of...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Draws Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

The UFC's October outing to Brazil has gained some star power in the form of Rousimar Palhares. The fan favorite from Brazil makes his welterweight debut against Mike Pierce, the underrated wrestler from America with Chael Sonnen -like callouts of Palhares 's home country. Show More Summary

UFC Matchmaking: Who Should Rousimar Palhares Meet in His Welterweight Debut?

After five years in the UFC middleweight division, Rousimar Palhares is making a move to 170 pounds. Ariel Helwani reported the Brazilian's decision on Tuesday's edition of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV. With back-to-back first-round knockout...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Plans to Shed Tons of Muscle, Drop to Welterweight

It's a sad day, of sorts: Rousimar Palhares is planning a drop to welterweight, and that means we'll marvel no more at his incredible ability to pack 250 pounds of muscle on a frame that's much more suited for featherweight than middleweight. Palhares,...Show More Summary

Report: Rousimar Palhares targets UFC Welterweight debut 'later this year'

Muscle-bound Middleweight tree stump, Rousimar Palhares, has decided to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) "Biggest Losers" club, shedding 15 pounds with the hopes that he will find better success in the Welterweight division. Palhares,...Show More Summary

Hector Lombard: Welterweight cut UFC decision (not his), vows to never lose again

After failing to deliver in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight division, going 1-2 with a win over Rousimar Palhares sandwiched between losses to Tim Boetsch and Yushin Okami, Hector Lombard is dropping down to the...Show More Summary

Chael Sonnen: If Wanderlei Silva Fight Is Out, Who Should Sonnen Face Next?

Submission ace Rousimar Palhares had yet to taste defeat in two-straight contests until getting finished by Alan Belcher (TKO) and Hector Lombard (KO) in his last two outings at UFC on Fox 3 and UFC on Fox 6, respectively. The back-to-back...Show More Summary

UFC Quick Quote: Rousimar Palhares considering a move to the welterweight division

"My desire to get down to the welterweight division is great, but I don't want to make a hasty decision... I will only really do it if my body's response is positive. I'm doing a fully integrated work of nutrition, fitness, supplementation and orthomolecular medicine. Show More Summary

UFC Middleweight Rousimar Palhares Wants to Drop to Welterweight Division

UFC middleweight and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu whiz Rousimar Palhares appears to be contemplating a move down to the welterweight division. According to a recent report by, the leg-lock specialist started looking into a possible cut in weight after joining Team Nogueira, helmed by brothers and MMA legends Rodrigo and Rogé rio Nogueira. Show More Summary

Hector Lombard: 'Douchebag' Michael Bisping's upset at him for squeezing his 'little girl' hands

After Hector Lombard knocked out Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FX: "Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson" this past December in the very first round, he proceeded to call out top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender MichaelShow More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Denies Taking Banned Substance, Likely Lying His Ass Off

(This guy, on roids? I'm sorry, but I'm going to need a little more evidence before I render my verdict.) I'm confused, Potato Nation. You see, this morning I typed in "side effects of steroids" into Google, and took a look at roughly the first ten results. Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Denies Taking PEDs but Accepts Punishment

Rousimar Palhares has spoken for the first time on his failed drug test result following his fight against Hector Lombard in December. The Brazilian has denied he took any banned substances knowingly, but has accepted his nine-month suspension nonetheless. Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares accepts punishment; claims innocence for failed UFC on FX 6 drug test

It didn't take Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Rousimar Palhares very long to break his silence after it was announced on Thursday (Jan. 10, 2012) that the Brazilian had failed his UFC on FX 6: "Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson"...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Failed Drug Test; T/E Ratio Exceeded 9/1

Thursday, the drug tests from UFC on FX 6 came back and tattled on a pair of UFC notables: Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares. The initial report (courtesy of showed us that heavyweight Beltran tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone and that the testosterone/epitestosterone ratio of Palhares was above the acceptable limits. Show More Summary

Beltran, Palhares Test Positive, Receive Nine Month Suspensions

Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares have been suspended from the UFC for nine months following their fights in Australia this past month. Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid, and Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone levels, MMA Junkie reports. The two fought at UFC on FX 6 on December 15 at Gold Coast Convention and [...]Show More Summary

Joey Beltran: "I Did Not Inject Nandrolone into My Body"

MMA Weekly reported on Jan. 10 that both Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares have incurred nine month suspensions following positive UFC on FX 6 post-fight drug tests. For his part, Beltran denies having any knowledge of intentionally putting nandrolone, the anabolic steroid he was suspended for, into his body. Show More Summary

Joey Beltran apologizes for 'shame' of failed drug test but denies injecting Nandrolone prior to UFC on FX 6

As revealed by the post fight drug tests for UFC on FX 6 in Australia, two participants tested positive for banned substances. Those men, Rousimar Palhares (who tested positive for elevated testosterone levels) and Joey Beltran (whoShow More Summary

Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran Fail UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests

According to, both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran have failed their UFC on FX 6 drug tests. Beltran tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone. His UFC on FX 6 win over Igor Pokrajac has been changed to a no-contest. Show More Summary

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