Palhares, Shields both suspended following controversial WSOF bout

The Nevada Athletic Commission will issue temporary suspensions to both Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields following their World Series of Fighting welterweight title bout at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night, the Review-Journal has leaned.

Both fighters will be placed on the agenda for the commission’s next meeting on Sept. 13 to schedule disciplinary proceedings.

Palhares retained the belt with a third-round submission of Shields on Saturday, but appeared to continue cranking on his arm even after Shields had tapped our several times. It has been a continuing problem for Palhares, who has been suspended on one prior occasion and was fired from the UFC in 2013 for the same reason.

Shields also complained that Palhares intentionally gouged his eyes on several occasions during the fight, a claim that was backed up by markings and swelling in the area.

After the referee pulled Palhares off of Shields to end the fight, a frustrated Shields took a swing at Palhares.

WSOF president Ray Sefo announced Tuesday that Palhares would be stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely by the organization. He indicated the organization would wait for a decision from the NAC before determining a final penalty.

Sefo has not made a decision as to how the organization will determine a new champion.

 

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