Rousimar Palhares’s post-fight UFC career is undergoing. a rough patch.
The former UFC contender is on a three-fight skid after a failed debut for Absolute Championship Akhmat on Friday. Palhares (19-10-1) was stopped in the first round of his middleweight fight against Ibragim Magomedov at ACA 140 in Sochi, Russia.
Palhares was clipped by a straight left, then cornered by Magomedov (9-2) against the cage, where he took a flurry of shots that sat him down on the canvas. The referee overseeing the bout quickly jumped in to stop the fight.
You can watch Palhares’ stoppage loss in the video below:
The 42-year-old Palhares hasn’t had the best luck in Russia. His previous two defeats also took place there, but for different promotions. The Brazilian most recently got his hand raised in 2017 when he tapped out Alexey Ivanov with a heel hook at Fight Nights Global 70.
Palhares is 4-5-1 since his controversial UFC release after he defeated Mike Pierce with a 31-second ankle lock, which he appeared to hold on to long after Pierce tapped and the referee tried to stop the action.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Came here to say something similar.
As much as he is a shitty unprofessional fighter, I did enjoy see him wrecking a few ppl up in the past (when he beat up the Detective, I smirked)
Russian juice better then Brazilian juice.
All Natty here
He and gilbert yvel should fight until theyre both blind and cant walk.