WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network.
In the main event, disgraced former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares won the WSOF Welterweight Championship using his patented and highly dangerous heel hook to submit Steve Carl, whose unlikely title reign came to a sobering halt in just 69 seconds. Palhares was fired from the UFC for holding on to a heel hook after Mike Pierce had tapped out and the ref was physically attempting to intervene. In this fight with Carl, Palhares once again held on to the hold late. While not nearly as egregious as his infraction against Pierce, the brutish Brazilian continues to push the boundary while risking his opponents' long-term health and career.
|Rousimar Palhares heel hook GIF by Zombie Prophet|
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