Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Christian Palhares (;, born February 20, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. His nickname Toquinho, 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 failure to release submission holds when either the opposing fighter has signaled submission or the referee has called a stop to the bout in 3 of his 25 fights.

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