Rousimar Palhares Subs Jake Shields, Retains Title in Controversial WSOF 22 Headliner

LAS VEGAS -- It happened again: another victory by Rousimar Palhares , another controversial submission. The bad blood between World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Palhares and Jake Shields culminated in the main event of WSOF 22 on Saturday at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. After being taken down in two rounds, Palhares retained his title with a slick, roll-up kimura in round three. However, in what has become a disturbing trend in Palhares’ fights, the submission was held a few seconds too long. “I didn’t feel the tapping,” Palhares said after the bout. “When you are in the middle of the fight and feel the body against you, it’s hard to feel the tap.” Your browser does not support iframes. Before the shocking finish -- and an in-crowd brawl between the camps of Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Diaz brothers -- the showdown between the two grappling experts was easily one of WSOF’s most anticipated matches. It was expected to be a battle of Palhares’ leg locks versus Jake Shields ’ seemingly impenetrable submission defense.

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LAS VEGAS – Late replacement Clifford Starks didn’t miss a beat and overcame an early deficit to post a hard-fought decision victory over Mike Kyle on Saturday’s WSOF 22 main card.

Ronda Rousey to Cris 'Cyborg': Drop the steroids and just make weight

Cyborg has lobbied for the fight with Rousey for years, but she competes at 145 pounds and the UFC doesn't have a division for her so there have been multiple attempts to get her down to the next weight class so the bout could come together.

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Danny Garcia Eyeing ‘Swift’ 147-Pound Debut for PBC on ESPN

Philadelphia has a long, storied history in the Sweet Science. Over the years, countless legends have come from the City of Brotherly Love but in recent years, only Bernard Hopkins has made the sort of Hall of Fame impact on the sport. There have been plenty of quality fighters who have come out of Philly during the past two decades, but only “The Executioner” has truly kept the city in the forefront. Danny Garcia , an unbeaten fighter who has captured the WBC and WBA versions of the junior welterweight title, hopes to take the torch from Hopkins and carry his beloved city into the future. But he can’t do it if he falters against former world champ Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday night in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN card from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is Paulie’s hometown. Malignaggi has been out of action for over a year and has lost two of his last three bouts, most recently a horrible beating at the hands of then-unbeaten titlist Shawn Porter. Garcia is making his welterweight debut and if he is to establish himself as an elite level fighter who belongs in the top 10 pound-for-pound, he can ill afford a loss to Malignaggi, a man most believe is no longer a viable commodity in the sport.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Diaz Brothers Brawl in Crowd at WSOF 22

Khabib Nurmagomedov was involved in a scuffle on Saturday night. | File photo: Dave Mandel/ LAS VEGAS -- A wild brawl broke out between the camps of Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Diaz brothers before the main event of World Series of Fighting 22 on Saturday. The brawl started after Nate Diaz and Nurmagomedov -- whose feud has been simmering on social media -- ran into each other in the crowd. Nurmagomedov was there cornering his younger brother, Abubakar Nurmagomedov , as well as fellow Russian Islam Mamedov . Nate and brother Nick Diaz were at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino to support teammate Jake Shields , who fought Rousimar Palhares for the WSOF welterweight title. During the main-event walkouts, it appeared that Nate was walking by the area where Nurmagomedov was seated. Words were exchanged, and although was cageside, it was difficult to see exactly who threw the first punch. Sources have told two stories: It was Nate after a heated verbal exchange, or it was someone in Nurmagomedov’s camp that threw the first punch and Nate was protecting himself.

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Dana White: Claudia Gadelha to get next title shot vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Gadelha (13-1) returned to the Octagon after a back injury against Aguilar and looked as good as ever. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt pummeled Aguilar for three rounds with her boxing. By the second round, Aguilar's face was a bloody mess. The bout was Aguilar's UFC debut and she had been ranked one of the best 115-pound women in the world for years. Gadelha and Jedrzejczyk have clearly supplanted her.

Jake Shields knew Rousimar Palhares was 'a dirty cheater, but I wasn't ready for eye-gouges'

Shields suffered the same fate as past Palhares opponents after the Brazilian secured a kimura and continued torquing it even after referee Steve Mazzagatti waved off the fight and tried to pry open the champ’s grip. Yet, Shields, who was a on a 5-1 run before the title loss, wasn’t even most annoyed by that part of the fight, though he quickly threw a post-fight punch once Palhares finally broke the hold.

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UFC 190 Bonuses: Rousey, ‘Shogun,’ ‘Minotoro,’ Maia Earn $50K Awards

Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira dueled again at UFC 190. | Photo: Gleidson Venga/ Ronda Rousey , Mauricio Rua , Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Demian Maia all earned $50,000 bonuses for their work at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night. To the surprise of no one, Rousey pocketed a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for her 34-second demolition of Bethe Correia in the evening’s headliner at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Rather than rely on her trademark armbar, Rousey elected to trade with her Brazilian foe and ultimately sent Correia plunging face-first to the canvas with a right hand near the fence. Meanwhile, Rua and Nogueira turned back the clock in a rematch of their 2005 contest in Pride Fighting Championships to capture “Fight of the Night” honors. Just like their first meeting, “Shogun” emerged victorious via unanimous decision. Rua had to survive a precarious first round, but maintained his composure and rallied down the stretch to earn the nod on the judges’ scorecards.

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WSOF 22 weigh-in video

At the WSOF 22 weigh-ins, all 20 fighters taking part in Saturday night's WSOF 22 fights will step on the scale Friday evening, and we'll have the live video here at In the main event, Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields will have to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. The WSOF 22 weigh-in takes place at 7 p.m. ET, and the video is above. Check out the WSOF 22 weigh-in results below. Main card (NBC Sports at 10:30 p.m. ET) Rousimar Palhares vs. Jake Shields Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes Mike Kyle vs. Clifford Starks Abubaker Nurmagomedov vs. Jorge Moreno Jimmy Spicuzza vs. Islam Mamedov Undercard (MMA Fighting at 8 p.m. ET) Jake Heun vs. Davin Clark Donovan Frelow vs. Carlos Garcia Jimmy Jones vs. Marco Simmons Cory Hendricks vs. Julio Hinojosa Gil Guardado vs. Pete Martin

Ronda Rousey, Transformed

This UFC 190 challenge was intended to be Ronda Rousey’s “Rocky IV” moment: She would come to enemy soil and destroy a blasphemous opponent, undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia, who has insulted everything she is about. But the narrative would change once Rousey arrived in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil would not challenge her. It would embrace her, and Brazilians clamored to claim Rousey as one of their own.  All at once, this latest title defense became another validation of what Rousey’s legacy as an athlete and international icon is becoming. “It’s really been an eye-opening experience,” Rousey admits. “I’m going to accept and be whoever the fans want me to be, because it’s for them. This is about me and my legacy, and for them and their enjoyment.”

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Rousey Remains Undefeated, Needs Only 34 Seconds To KO Correia

It was a longer night than usual for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey - 20 seconds more to be exact - but no less devastating, as Rousey successfully defended her title for the sixth time Saturday night with a 34-second knockout of fifth-ranked contender Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The win followed finishes for the unbeaten Rousey that lasted 66, 16 and 14 seconds, lending even more credence to Sports Illustrated’s recent claim that the Californian is the most dominant athlete in the world. RELATED CONTENT: Rousey Octagon Interview | UFC 190 Embedded: Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | UFC 190: The Exchange - Ronda Rousey | UFC 190: Event Galley "Instead of trying to force a clinch, I planned to overwhelm her striking so she would want to clinch first, and that’s exactly what happened,” Rousey said.  A sloppy exchange opened the bout, with both fighters letting the adrenalin drain, but then Rousey settled down after a wild scramble that saw Correia take a tumble, and then the champion went to work, mixing up strikes to the head and body.

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Abdelaziz: Commission held Palhares' win bonus; champ could be stripped of WSOF belt

“We’re going to go back, and we’re going to see what happened in the fight on video – take my time, and take my emotion out (of it),” Abdelaziz told MMAjunkie. “If Palhares really held the submission long and (there were) eye-gouges for sure, there’s going to be some consequences for sure.”

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Rousey (12-0) let Correia and the rest of the division know that she is just as willing to engage in a stand-up striking firefight as she is to use her Olympic Judo skills to grapple. Rousey did score a trip takedown early on, but let Correia stand up and timed an uppercut punch as her opponent stood up, instead of jumping on her to try and finish on the ground, as she has done for most of her career.

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Ronda Rousey screamed at Bethe Correia after KO at UFC 190: 'Don't cry!'

After  the brutal KO that happened in just 34 seconds , Ronda Rousey screamed at Bethe Correia who was getting up and barely conscious. The UFC bantamweight revealed what she said during the press conference, and apparently she used Correia's smack talk against her immediately after the knockout.

Ten Years After Their First Bout, Rua Gets Another Win Over Noguiera

RUA vs. NOGUEIRA Ten years after their first bout in PRIDE, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira got reacquainted in the UFC Octagon, with Rua winning a three-round unanimous decision, making it two for two against his friendly rival. “I knew that he was a tough guy, I knew that he was going to be well-prepared, but I got the victory,” Rua, who defeated Nogueira in 2005, said. All three judges scored it 29-28 for Curitiba’s Rua, now 23-10; Rio’s Nogueira falls to 21-7. Rua looked sharper and more confident than he has in a while in the early stages of the opening round, landing hard kicks and winning the punching exchanges. That was at least until a short left from Nogueira wobbled Rua. From then on, Nogueira unloaded, but Rua fired right back, making this a fitting continuation of their first bout. Getting a takedown to begin round two, Rua switched things up on his opponent, but after the action stalled on the mat, Nogueira found his opening to sweep his way out of trouble and back to his feet. A subsequent stall against the fence brought in referee Mario Yamasaki to restart the action, but Rua was able to score well with kicks to the body before the end of the frame.

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Ali Abdel-Aziz: Rousimar Palhares may be stripped of WSOF title for his actions at WSOF 22

"You have to understand, I'm the guy who f**king stood up for him," Abdel-Aziz said. "I don't know if you remember or not, but I'm the guy who said, ‘you know what, I'm going to sign him.' If I go back on tape and watch that f**king fight tomorrow, and if I see Palhares held too long, and did the eye poking a couple times, he might be stripped of the title. And Jake Shields would fight the winner between (Yushin) Okami and (Jon) Fitch for the title, and I would suspend [Palhares]."

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UFC 190 Tweet of the Day: Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey's KO win

Good fight for Honda. My next fight is 140lbs, then I hope we get a chance to give fans the WMMA fight the most violent fight in the history of MMA! Boa luta para Honda! Minha próxima luta é 140lbs, então eu espero que nós tenhamos uma chance de dar aos fãs do WMMA uma luta mais violenta na história do MMA. #criscyborg #wmma #ufc @rondarousey @primetime360esm @seanshelby @danawhite #teamcyborg #ufc190 @invictafc

Dana White: Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino would do 2.5 million PPV buys

"The Cyborg thing is complicated, because, I'm ready for Cyborg, Ronda's ready for Cyborg, but Cyborg has to make the weight," White said. "If you see tonight, if you look around, and you see that Ronda is here in Brazil, with a sold-out crowd, the place was cheering for her, which I've never seen in Brazil, ever, Brazil only cheers Brazilians, and they're cheering for Ronda, I'd be cutting weight now and chomping at the bit to fight Ronda if I was Cyborg. That fight is ready to roll whenever Cyborg is ready."

Belfort-Hendo III Headlines in Sao Paulo

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will attempt to break their 1-1 tie when they meet for the third time in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo on November 7. The card will air on FOX Sports 1. In their first bout in PRIDE in October of 2006, Henderson won a unanimous decision over the Brazilian, but in November of 2013, "The Phenom" evened the score, knocking Henderson out in the first round. This fall, with Henderson coming off a big win over Tim Boetsch, he will look to end this trilogy with his arm raised. Stay tuned to for ticket information and fight card announcements.

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