Rousimar Palhares took the WSOF title by force. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Rousimar Palhares knows how to manipulate the human leg.
Palhares submitted Steve Carl with an inverted heel hook to win the World Series of Fighting welterweight championship in the World Series of Fighting 9 headliner on March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Carl tapped out 69 seconds into round one, his streak of seven consecutive victories snapped in decisive fashion.
Carl rushed “Toquinho” at the start, only to be met by an immediate takedown from the Brazilian powerhouse. Palhares patiently went to work in full guard, isolated the Hard Drive MMA representative’s foot and secured the fight-ending maneuver. The 34-year-old Team Nogueira representative has now won nine fights via heel hook.
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