Oct 9, 2013; Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Rousimar Palhares reacts after defeating Mike Pierce (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Jose Correa Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Rousimar Palhares signs with WSOF

Rousimar Palhares has been unemployed since the UFC released him following an unsportsmanlike situation after a win over Mike Pierce at the beginning of October. Palhares held on to a submission hold to long after Pierce tapped out, so he got his walking papers as a repeat offender.

It had looked like Palhares was going to have trouble finding a new home after the likes of Bellator and World Series of Fighting said that they were not interested, but he is finally out of the unemployment line after one of the promotions had a change of heart.

According to MMA Fighting, World Series of Fighting has agreed to sign the controversial welterweight. WSOF could not be reached for comment, but MMA Fighting was able to confirm the report from a person close to the situation.

There is currently no word on when and where Palhares will make his World Series of Fighting debut, along with any word of a potential first opponent.

If he can continue to look as great at 170-pounds as he did against Pierce, he could be a viable contender in the division.

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