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WSOF 16: Rousimar Palhares defends welterweight title against Jon Fitch on Dec. 13 in Sacramento

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a new title fight scheduled for Dec. 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif., at the McClellan Conference Center. Welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares will put his belt on the line against longtime veteran...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch title fight booked for WSOF 16 on Dec. 13

Which puts it head-to-head with UFC on FOX 13. Guys, I think they really mean it this time. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares will defend his 170-pound title against fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) castaway Jon Fitch in the headliner of the WSOF 16 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Dec. Show More Summary

Beltless Jon Fitch doesn't want to become the Dan Marino of MMA

He also didn't take too kindly to Rousimar Palhares bailing on their proposed WSOF welterweight championship fight. Dan Marino is considered one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. He's a Hall of Famer with a number of individual accolades and countless records under his belt. Show More Summary

Jon Fitch at the Crossroads: End of the Line as a UFC Contender

On July 5, Jon Fitch takes on Rousimar Palhares Jake Shields Josh Burkman in the tiebreaking rubber match of their epic rivalry. Fitch, one of the sport’s most dominant grapplers, is No. 9 on the list of fighters with the most wins in the UFC. Show More Summary

After Palhares Bows Out, Can WSOF Stop Fighters from Treating It as a Pit Stop?

You couldn ’t blame World Series of Fighting if it felt a little beat up right now. Frustrations appeared to be on the rise at the upstart MMA promotion last week, after welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares pulled out of a scheduled...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares caring for sick mother, issues statement after bailing on Jon Fitch title fight

The 170-pound champ is not scared, being a diva, or holding out for more money, but rather staying behind to help care for his sick mother, who will likely undergo a "complicated" surgery. Family comes first. That's the message fromShow More Summary

WSOF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz Goes on the Warpath After Rousimar Palhares Pulls Out of Title Fight With Jon Fitch

(Just another day in the life of Paul Harris. Photo via Getty.) Like my sexual history, the WSOF career of Rousimar Palhares has been brief and emotionally devastating. After being gifted an immediate shot at the WSOF welterweight title against Steve Carl at WSOF 9, Palhares secured said title via a brutal heel-hook in just over a minute. Show More Summary

Palhares vs. Fitch canceled for WSOF 11, promotion tries to book Fitch vs. Shields for July 5 co-main

Due to personal reasons, Rousimar Palhares has pulled out of his welterweight title fight against Jon Fitch, who never wanted to fight the Brazilian in the first place. The championship clash was slated to headline WSOF 11, but now the...Show More Summary

Sorry haters, but Jake Shields is not 'done' and hasn't ruled out possible UFC return

For now, the submission wizard says his goal is to climb the ranks of World Series of Fighting and claim the promotion's welterweight title, which is currently in the tight grasp of fellow UFC castaway, Rousimar Palhares. After unceremoniously getting the boot from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) a few weeks back, former welterweight No. Show More Summary

WSOF cuts a check for Josh Burkman, who stays put to fight winner of Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares

Forget fighting, money solves everything! Crisis averted. After formally requesting his release from World Series of Fighting (WSOF) earlier today (April 4, 2014), Josh Burkman has come to terms with the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion and will fulfill his contract with a welterweight title shot against the winner of Rousimar Palhares vs. Show More Summary

Steve Carl MRI results reveal partial tears following Rousimar Palhares submission, but no surgery required

Carl was unable to escape his opponent's heel hook, but he did manage to avoid surgery. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended Steve Carl for six months following his main event loss to Rousimar Palhares at the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Show More Summary

WSOF exec thinks 'crazy' critics should be 'praising' Rousimar Palhares

Critics and cynics were out in full force this past weekend when Rousimar Palhares successfully secured the ankle of Steve Carl at WSOF 9, as well as the promotion's Welterweight title. Ali Abdel-Aziz, meanwhile, was on the other side of the fence... Show More Summary

The Black Hat Fits: Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Will Be Must-See TV for WSOF

Rousimar Palhares proved he’s still an elite welterweight on Saturday at World Series of Fighting 9, taking the company’s 170-pound title from no-name champion Steve Carl in 69 easy, breezy seconds. The 34-year-old leg-lock specialist...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares: Oh, What Might Have Been in the UFC

Oh, what might have been. On a spring night in Nevada, Rousimar Palhares latched onto the leg of World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl, heel hooking his way to victory in 69 seconds to become champion himself. Few...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares: WSOF Playing with Fire by Defending New Champ

World Series of Fighting has done something very few other promotions have done in MMA history: I t has earned respect from fans and media. Fans are always rooting against non-UFC promotions, be it consciously or subconsciously. It's hard not to. Show More Summary

WSOF Prez: 'You're Crazy' If You Think Rousimar Palhares Held Heel Hook Too Long

Newly crowned World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares isn't receiving much praise in light of his submission victory over Steve Carl at WSOF 9 Saturday night in Las Vegas. Once again, many pundits believe that...Show More Summary

Why “Go Out on Your Shield” Is the Most Toxic Part of MMA’s Culture

(Photo via WSOF) By Matt Saccaro Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami were the stars at last night's World Series of Fighting 9. Both fighters crushed their respective cans, and got write-ups on MMA sites across the web because their "UFC...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares vs. Steve Carl full fight video replay from WSOF 9 in Las Vegas

Watch former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight bad boy Rousimar Palhares capture the 170-pound strap with a nasty first-round submission (heel hook) victory over former division titleholder Steve Carl in the main event of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9 last night (March 29, 2014) on NBC Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

WSOF announces Rousimar Palhares vs Jon Fitch for July, but Fitch says 'no later' than June

After his first round victory against Steve Carl last night (Sat., March 29, 2014) at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Palhares," Rousimar Palhares was supposed to make his first Welterweight title defense against Jon Fitch at WSOF 11 on July 5, 2014. Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

When Rousimar Palhares' name is on the card, anything can happen. And it usually does. The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission fighters in the middleweight ranks, and he has carried...Show More Summary

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