Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares first made headlines for missing weight for his recent grappling match by a massive 33 pounds. Now it would appear that the grappling ace also faced a defeat in the recent match.
Rousimar Palhares faced off against Craig Jones in the main event of Kasai Pro 3. The match was initially set to be a 185 pound match up.
However, it quickly became apparent that Palhares would not be able to make weight. Consequently, the match was quickly moved to a catchweight bout at 200 pounds.
Still, Palhares came in at a massive 218 pounds. In the match up, Palhares and Jones ultimately went the full fifteen minutes following a lull bout that had some fans in an uproar.
In the end, Jones was awarded a decision victory over his much heavier opponent. Check out a brief glimpse into the greatly slow paced match up down below.
“Rousimar Palhares is strong. #KASAIPro3 (@KASAIGrappling)”
— FloCombat (@FloCombat) August 19, 2018
“Craig Jones gets the decision over Rousimar Palhares at KASAI Pro 3”
Craig Jones gets the decision over Rousimar Palhares at KASAI Pro 3 pic.twitter.com/9S0MwoBJwl
— FloGrappling (@FloGrappling) August 19, 2018