Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1980-02-20 (41 years old) · Gender: Male

12 Movies

Biography

Rousimar Christian Palhares (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁowziˈmaʁ paˈʎaɾiʃ];, born February 20, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. A professional competitor since 2006, he has competed for the UFC, World Series of Fighting, and KSW. His nickname Toquinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [toˈkĩɲu]), Portuguese for "little tree stump", comes from his short, stocky, heavily muscled build and the low success rate his opponents have had in grappling him down to the canvas. Palhares is primarily known for his powerful ground game. Of his 15 submission victories 11 have come from leg locks. He is also known for his refusal to release submission holds when either the opposing fighter has signaled submission or the referee has called a stop to the bout.

Early Life

Palhares grew up in abject poverty in the Brazilian countryside. He recalls working in the fields to help support his family as young as age seven and said that there were times where there was not enough food for everyone. He eventually had to leave his shanty and move underneath a local bridge in a tent city slum. Palhares began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 15, before moving to Rio de Janeiro to compete professionally.He claimed the Fury Fighting Championship Middleweight Championship in December 2007 after defeating Flavio Mura, Pan-Am Jiu-Jitsu champion Fabio Negao, and Chute Boxe's Daniel Acacio in a tournament.Palhares earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under former UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante and Bebeo Duarte. Experts in martial arts touted Palhares as one of the most naturally gifted grapplers today.Having spent his entire early career competing in Brazil, Palhares' first bout outside his home country was in the United States at UFC 84. He is considered to be one of the best in the world at leg locks, such as the heel hook and kneebar.Palhares took 2nd place in the under 88 kg 2011 ADCC, finishing his first three opponents quickly with leg locks, before losing to established World Champion Andre Galvao in the final, by points.

Movies & TV shows

2013.

1 Movie
UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields

UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields

2013
The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields, with the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Rony Jason was expected to face Jeremy Stephens at this event. Howeve...

2012.

3 Movies
UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

2012
UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 15, 2012 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Aus...
UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller

UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller

2012
UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller (also known as UFC on Fox 3) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 5, 2012 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, ...
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes

2012
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes (also billed as "UFC: Rio 2") takes place Jan. 14 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the PPV lineup, prelims air live on FX. Headlining the card is UFC featherwe...

2011.

2 Movies
UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann

UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann

2011
When both the winner and loser wind up at the hospital after their main event, it's pretty hard to argue against Fight of the Night. Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann slug it out at the UFC's debut in...
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami

UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami

2011
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was the second that the UFC...

2010.

2 Movies
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy

2010
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 27, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States.
UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares

UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares

2010
UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares, also known as UFC Fight Night 22 (and formerly known as UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Belcher) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Champio...

2009.

2 Movies
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

2009
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 12, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee at the FedExForum.
UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson

2009
The Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to Dublin, Ireland for the first time and the big guns of the light heavyweight division are coming along for the ride. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich...

2008.

2 Movies
UFC 84: Ill Will

UFC 84: Ill Will

2008
UFC 84: Ill Will was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on May 24, 2008, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card featured the return of Se...
UFC 88: Breakthrough

UFC 88: Breakthrough

2008
UFC 88: Breakthrough was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on September 6, 2008 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was headlined by a light h...
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