Ahhhhhhhh! Rousimar Palhares sends another victim into (painful) verbal submission

Rousimar Palhares claimed another victim with his patented submission in today’s Fight Nights Global 70 main event.

Palhares (19-8), who has become somewhat of a world traveler since his UFC release in late 2013, made quick work of Alexei Ivanov (11-4) in the welterweight main event at FSK in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

The submission expert quickly got the fight to the mat, and from there, Ivanov’s fight for survival was on. Palhares, a former WSOF champ, relentlessly attacked the legs until he secured a heel hook and forced the frantic tap less than a minute into the opening round (via Twitter):

The performance snapped a two-fight skid for Palhares and marked his first victory since a controversial August 2015 win over Jake Shields under the WSOF banner.

Although the 37-year-old Brazilian has a checkered past of holding on to submissions long after a referee’s intervention, he appeared to quickly break the hold during today’s Fight Nights Global 70 appearance, which marked his promotional debut.

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Fight Nights Global 70 set for July 7 in Russia with Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexei Ivanov

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Controversial Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (18-8) looks to snap a two-fight losing streak when he meets dangerous Russian middleweight Alexei Ivanov (11-3) in the main event of “Fight Nights Global 70: Palhares vs. Ivanov.”

FNG officials recently announced the lineup for the event, which takes place July 6 at FSK in Ulan-Ude, Russia. The event is expected it be available on UFC Fight Pass via video on demand shortly after the conclusion of the card.

Palhares, a leglock master and former WSOF welterweight champion, has struggled in recent outings, suffering back-to-back knockout losses to Michael Materla at KSW 36 in Poland this past October, as well as to current UFC middleweight Emil Meek at Venator FC 3 in Italy in May 2016. Still, with 15 submission wins in his 18 career victories, the 37-year-old Palhares’ danger in the grappling game remains unquestionable.

Meanwhile, Ivanov has competed almost exclusively in his native Russia during a professional career that was launched in August 2010. In his most recent outing, a December appearance at FNG 57, Ivanov suffered a submission loss via guillotine choke. However, prior to that setback, the 29-year-old Ivanov owned a seven-fight winning streak.

The complete FNG 70 lineup includes:

  • Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexei Ivanov
  • Vadim Buseev vs. Yunpeng Guo
  • Maxim Butorin vs. Michael Hill
  • Aldar Budanaev vs. Sabit Zhusupov
  • Aleksandr Dankov vs. Sergey Pogodaev
  • Murat Khasanov vs. Sergey Lesnikov
  • Bato Damdinov vs. Renat Ondar
  • Dzhamal Ibragimgadzhiev vs. Alexey Vorotnikov
  • Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa vs. Valeriy Mitrichuk
  • Bair Asalkhanov vs. Vladimir Tsoi

For more on FNG 70, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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