WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares Takes Welterweight Belt With Quick Submission
By FCF Staff
Rousimar Palhares maybe well known throughout the MMA world for his infamous heel hooks, but the banned UFC fighter needed just over one minute to tap-out Steve Carl at WSOF 9 with the technique.
After Palhares quickly took Carl to the mat, the Brazilian dropped back for a leg lock as soon as he opened the now former champ’s guard. Moments later, Carl was forced to submit to a painful looking inverted heelhook, handing Palhares the welterweight belt in his promotional debut.
And in the co-main-event, Marlon Moraes battered a very determined and resilient Josh Rettinghouse for five rounds, and laid claim to the inaugural bantamweight title via UD.
Here are the results for WSOF 9, which went down in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rousimar Palhares def. Steve Carl via submission (inverted heel hook) R1, 1:09
Marlon Moraes def. Josh Rettinghouse via unanimous decision
Yushin Okami def. Svetlozar Savov via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R2, 4:46
Josh Burkman def. Tyler Stinson via KO (punches) R1, 2:15
Johnny Nunez def. Ozzy Dugulubgov via split decision
Mike Corey def. Shane Krutchen via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:59
Bryson Hansen def. Sean Cantor via TKO (strikes) R1, 0:46
Chris Gruetzemacher def. John Gunderson via unanimous decision
Brenson Hansen def. Boostayre Nefarios via unanimous decision
Danny Davis Jr. def. Phil Dace via unanimous decision
Jimmy Spicuzza def. Gil Guardado via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:14