Rousimar Palhares has not been enjoying the best of forms lately.
Following the UFC’s decision to let him go, Rousimar Palhares went on to compete in multiple numerous organizations. He had a brief run of success in the World Series of Fighting before he took his chops to independent promotions. As of late, he’s been fighting in Russia under different leagues.
This past Friday, ‘Toquinho’ would get finished another time.
Rousimar Palhares finished for the 3rd consecutive time in Russia
Competing under Absolute Championship Akhmat, Palhares took on Ibragim Magomedov in his most recent outing in Russia. The former UFC fighter is on a skid in his professional career and has dropped three in a row following his failed debut in ACA. He was stopped by Magomedov in the opening round of the middleweight contest at ACA 140 in Sochi, Russia.
Magomedov clipped Palhares with a straight left and had him cornered against the cage. He followed up with a flurry of punches that sent Palhares down on the canvas before the referee jumped in to call a stop to the fight.
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Palhares finished in the opening round again
Prior to the bout, the 42-year-old Brazilian had suffered two consecutive defeats in the same country but under different promotions. First, Aliaskhab Khizriev knocked out Palhares in under a minute at FNG – Fight Nights Global 85. Then, Georgy Kichigin finished him in the very first round at the Russian Cagefighting Championship – RCC 5.
Not only that, Palhareshas now lost five of his last seven with just a sole win and one no contest. He has also now been finished in the opening round in his last three fights.
Palhares made his way into the UFC in 2008 to mark his first competition outside of Brazil. A submission artist, he would go on to take second place in the under 88 kg 2011 ADCC. Although he was considered to be one of the best in the world at leg locks, he was released by the promotion in October 2013.