Rousimar Palhares Biography
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Birthday: February 20, 1980 (Pisces)
Born In: Dores do Indaiá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rousimar Palhares is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist (MMA), better known by his nickname, Toquinho. Rousimar, who fights for Team Nogueira, is famous for his submission moves. During the course of his career, he has fought in 28 matches to date and has won 19 of them. Most of his victories have come through his extraordinary submission and grappling skills. Known for his Brazilian jiu-jitsu, GJJ and Luta Livre styles, he is one among a few men in the mixed martial arts fraternity who are capable of terrifying their opponents even before the commencement of their respective match. He has fought under middleweight and light heavyweight categories and at present, he fights under welterweight division. Palhares has always displayed an aggressive and almost careless behavior in the ring, and is infamous for his longer than required submission holds. This malicious behavior has landed him in trouble and he was once banned for 90 days from MMA after his unsportsmanlike fight against Tomas Drawl.