Rousimar Palhares spectacular leg lock finishes Mike Massenzio at UFC 142


Don't let Rousimar Palhares get near you in the Octagon. If he does, you're probably going to walk away from the fight with a limp

Palhares flashed brilliance in taking down Mike Massenzio, quickly getting a hold of his leg and finishing things with a heel hook just 63 second into pay-per-view fight No. 3 of the night at UFC 142.

Massenzio, a veteran of 19 pro MMA fights was blown away.

"That's a world-class athlete who was the better fighter tonight. I had the best camp of my career. I just got stuck. It wasn't my night. I'm really disappointed," said Massenzio.

Palhares (14-3, 7-2 UFC) has posted five submissions in seven UFC wins. The Brazilian has also had his brushes with controversy. Even after the referee stopped things, he's held on to several submission finishes a little too long in the past. Tonight, he behaved himself.

"What a great victory! It's what I always say when I get in there…if it's God's will then it is God's will. I went in there and got it done. I like submissions and I got another one tonight," said Palhares.


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