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Rousimar Palhares scores heel hook submission in Fight Night Global debut

Rousimar Palhares is back in the win column.

The UFC veteran and former WSOF welterweight champion scored his first winning almost two years, submitting Alexei Ivanov with a heel hook in the main event of Friday’s Fight Night Global 70 event in Russia.

Palhares, who was coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Emil Meek and Michal Material in Venator and KSW, respectively, improves to 19-8 in MMA with his first victory since a third-round submission over Jake Shields in Aug. 2015.

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