Steve Carl vs Rousimar Palhares, Marlon Moraes vs Josh Rettinghouse Title Fights Top World Series of Fighting 9

Steve Carl

Steve Carl 

  • 21-3 MMA Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Josh Burkman, Brett Cooper, Tyler Stinson

Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares

  • 15-5 MMA Record
  • Lost 2 0f Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: David Branch, Dan Miller, Mike Pierce


Marlon Moraes

Marlon Moraes

  • 12-4-1 MMA Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Carson Beebe, Miguel Torres, Tyson Nam

Josh Rettinghouse

Josh Rettinghouse

  • 10-2 MMA Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Alexis Vila


World Series of Fighting 9

March 29th, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


Steve Carl claimed the World Series of Fighting welterweight title last October with a fourth round submission win over Josh Burkman. It was his seventh straight career victory, including two other WSOF wins over Tyson Steele and Ramico Blackburn.

Despite submitting highly underrated Mike Pierce in just 31-seconds at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares was released from the promotion after holding onto the heel hook for several seconds after the referee was attempting to pull him off. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak, back-to-back knockout losses to Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard.

Marlon Moraes won his fourth fight with the World Series of Fighting last October, knocking out Carson Beebe in just 32-seconds into the opening round. He’s now won six straight fights, including wins over Miguel Torres, Tyson Nam, and Brandon Hempleman.

Josh Rettinghouse will fight for a world title at the young age of 23, thanks to a unanimous decision win over Alexis Vila in his debut with the World Series of Fighting. He’s won seven of his last eight fights, with five of those wins coming by stoppages (1 KO/TKO, 4 Submission).

UFC Fight Night 29 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Jake Shields def. Demian Maia via Split Decision
  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 3:01
  • Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
  • Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran via Split Decision
  • Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via Ankle Lock – Round 1, 0:33
  • Raphael Assuncao def. TJ Dillashaw via Split Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via Unanimous Decision
  • Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via Unanimous Decision
  • Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:31
  • Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:54

Mike Pierce vs Rousimar Palhares Set for UFC Fight Night 29

Mike Pierce


Mike Pierce

  • 17-5 MMA / 9-3 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Seth Baczynski, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Aaron Simpson

Rousimar Palhares


Rousimar Palhares

  • 14-5 MMA / 7-4 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: David Branch, Dan Miller, Mike Massenzio


UFC FIght Night 29

October 9th, 2013

Barueri, Brazil

Ginasio Poliesportivo Jose Correa


Mike Pierce extended his win streak to four following a second round TKO victory over David Mitchell at UFC 162. Pierce remains one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC, despite nine wins in one of the promotion’s toughest division. Controversial split decision losses to Johnny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck likely play apart of that.

Rousimar Palhares returns from his nine month suspension following an elevated testosterone level after his first round knockout loss to Hector Lombard at UFC on FX 6. After amassing a 7-4 record as a middleweight, Palhares will return to the octagon as a welterweight for the first time in his career. His name might be on the chopping block with a loss, following a two-fight losing streak, including the loss to Lombard and Alan Belcher.

UFC on FX 6 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropolous via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:41
  • Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via Unanimous Decision
  • Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision
  • Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:38

Preliminary Card

  • Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 1:55
  • Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac via Unanimous Decision
  • Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski via Unanimous Decision
  • Ben Alloway def. Manny Rodriguez via KO (Kick and Punches) – Round 1, 4:57
  • Mike Wilkinson def. Brendan Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
  • Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:35

Rousimar Palhares vs Hector Lombard Confirmed for UFC on FX 6


Rousimar Palhares

  • 14-4 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: David Branch, Dan Miller, Mike Massenzio


Hector Lombard

  • 31-3-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 20 of Last 21 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Alexander Shlemenko, Jesse Taylor, Trevor Prangley


UFC on FX 6

December 14th, 2012

Australia (City TBD)

Venue TBD


Rousimar Palhares was stopped in the third round by TKO at the hands of Alan Belcher at UFC on Fox 3. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak, including two heel hook submission wins over David Branch and Mike Massenzio.

At UFC 149, Hector Lombard had one of the longest current win streaks in mixed martial arts snapped, when he lost a controversial split decision to Tim Boetsch. The former Bellator middleweight champion was on an incredible 20-fight win streak, which included victores over Alexander Shlemenko, Jesse Taylor, and Trevor Prangley.