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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16 "Palhares vs. Fitch" takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California. Two title fights are scheduled for the NBC Sports main card, with Rousimar Palhares defending his welterweight title against Jon Fitch and Rick Glenn defending his Featherweight title against Lance Palmer. Real-time WSOF 16 results of the NBC Sports action starts right here at 9 p.m. ET!

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16: "Palhares vs. Fitch" takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California. This is the final WSOF event for 2014, running against UFC on FOX 13: "Dos Santos vs. Miocic," which means the promotion is bringing all guns to bear.

Two title fights are scheduled for the main card on NBC Sports. Welterweight champion Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares defends his title against Jon Fitch, who is looking for his third win in a row in his first title shot since leaving Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). To get there he'll have to avoid Palhares' submission game, with some of the nastiest leg locks in mixed martial arts (MMA) today.

In the WSOF 16 co-main event, Rick Glenn defends his Featherweight title against Lance Palmer. This is Palmer's second chance at the belt, and the man he's facing beat Georgi Karakhanyan, the only man who ever beat Palmer. As the old saying goes, to be the man you have to beat the man.

All of this plus three more action-packed bouts will air this evening on NBC Sports starting at 9 p.m. ET! MMA Mania will bring you quick results for the WSOF.com "Prelims" and play-by-play coverage of the televised fights below.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 16) about the bouts before you leave and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it's always a lot of fun!

WSOF 16 QUICK RESULTS:

Main Card (NBC Sports):

Rousimar Palhares {c} vs. Jon Fitch -- Palhares via kneebar at 1:30 of R1.
Rick Glenn {c} vs. Lance Palmer -- Palmer via RNC at 3:09 of R3.
Sheymon Moraes vs. Gabriel Solorio -- Moraes by SD 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.
Brenson Hansen vs. Josh Berkovic -- Berkovic wins via UD 29-28 X3.
Lewis Gonzales vs. Justin Buchholz -- Gonzalez wins via SD 30-27, 28-29, 29-28.

Preliminary Card (WSOF.com):

Dave Huckaba vs. C.J. Leveque -- 1:47 of R2 for Huckaba via TKO.
David Mitchell vs. Justin Baesman -- 1:44 of R1 for Mitchell via sub (RNC).
Martin Sano vs. Dominic Waters -- 29-28 X2, 30-27 for Dominic Waters.
Drey Mitchell vs. Erick Sanchez -- 29-28 X2, 30-27 for Erick Sanchez.
Jason Powell vs. Chris Avila -- 30-27 X3 for Jason Powell.
Christian Espinosa vs. Joseph Morales -- 30-26, 30-27 X2 for Joseph Morales.
Dylan Blakesly vs. Justin Durham -- unaired.
David Douglas vs. Sinjen Smith -- unaired.

WSOF 16 NBC SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY UPDATES:

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch

Round 1: 30-6-1, 1 NC is Fitch in the black trunks. The champion Palhares is 16-6 in the white trunks. Our referee in charge of the main event is Ed Collantes. R1 is underway at 11:15 ET. Palhares is throwing hard leg kicks early. Fitch responds by landing a good right hand at 0:55, but Palhares responds by going for a heel hook, and Fitch tries to do the very same thing, throwing a left to Palhares' face for good measure. Palhares moves to get the kneebar and Fitch SCREAMS AS HE TAPS. This is all over.

Final result: Rousimar Palhares retains the welterweight title via submission (kneebar) at 1:30 of R1.

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Rick Glenn vs. Lance Palmer

Palmer is in the red trunks, 8-1, fighting out of Sacramento by way of Cleveland, Ohio. The featherweight champion Glenn is in the black trunks, 15-2-1, fighting out of Milwaukee by way of Marshalltown, Iowa. Our referee in charge for this co-main event is Dan Stell. R1 is underway at 10:47 ET.

Round 1: Hard left hand from Palmer as we reach the first minute of the fight. Glenn almost gets caught with a high kick but Palmer slipped as he threw it. Glenn throws kicks as he slowly backs Palmer up toward the fence. Palmer always seems to slip out to the side when it looks like he might get cut off. Glenn has done a much better job of avoiding the left since getting caught early. Glenn gets taken down off a kick at 4:31, and is warned about elbows to the top of Palmer's head while on his back. He rolls to his feet seconds before R1 ends.

Round 2: Palmer has Glenn hurt with lefts 10 seconds into the second round. He's going to the head and the body as Glenn is trying to reset and recover. 40 seconds in he seems to have his wits about him and Palmer has slowed down so he doesn't burn himself out. Kampmann, Mendes, Dillashaw and Faber are all watching their teammate Palmer do work. He hits another takedown at 1:20. Glenn gets another warning about the top of the head. 2:30. Glenn finally gets up with 90 seconds left. Palmer takes the back standing at 3:56 but has to spin away and let go. They circle and trade until the horn.

Round 3: Palmer with another takedown at 1:07. He traps the neck looking for a guillotine and winds up taking the back. All Glenn can do is defend. Palmer is doing his best to soften Glenn up, and gets a warning for shots to the back to the head. He's going hard for the rear naked choke and GLENN TAPS OUT AT 3:09.

Final result: Lance Palmer wins the featherweight title via rear naked choke at 3:09 of the third round.

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Sheymon Moraes vs. Gabriel Solorio

Round 1: Black trunks and blue tape for Solorio. Black trunks and red tape for Moraes. The referee in charge for this contest is Ed Collantes. We're underway at 10:13 ET. Solorio is throwing out a right hook with a wing and a prayer. Moraes responds with a head kick that's checked. They clinch up and Moraes shoves him away at 1:20. Both fighters are very calm - not a lot of bouncing around or side to side movement. They are taking small steps around each other looking for an angle. 2:30. Solorio is throwing some good combinations, and goes for a single leg when Moraes tries a liver kick. He can't get it and breaks at 3:35. Considering how highly touted Moraes is and Solorio's somewhat lackluster record, the latter acquitted himself well in R1. A big knee for Moraes late edges things his way.

Round 2: R2 at 10:19 ET. Moraes is throwing down power shots at 0:48 testing Solorio's chin. A crispy right hand by Solorio at the two minute mark gives Moraes a moment to rethink his gameplan. Solorio catches a kick at 2:48 and Moraes hits a combo on one leg. Solorio catches another kick and he and Moraes go to the fence, where Solorio gets off a couple of knees. Solorio winds up on his back at 4:10, eats a couple of elbows, goes for an armbar, and Moraes escapes. Solorio gets back up with 14 seconds left. Good round for Solorio - it's very likely 19-all.

Round 3: Moraes comes forward with strikes at 0:50 and Solorio has to tie up to not get his clock cleaned. Solorio lands a left hook more often than I'd expect. They trade back and forth for a bit at 2:15. Solorio is showing right now that experience matters as much as hype. He initiates the clinch and hits the knee, and Rutten believes he's on his way to victory as of 3:14. He slips at 3:38 and gets back up. Moraes is letting Solorio control the Decagon and push forward, and cage control is a factor in scoring. With 20 seconds left to go there's no urgency from Moraes, and I think that's going to cost him. We'll see what the judges say.

Final result: The judges score this fight 29-28 Moraes, 29-28 Solorio, 30-27 for Moraes by split decision.

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Brenson Hansen vs. Josh Berkovic

Round 1: We're underway at 9:42 ET. Both fighters have on black trunks tonight. Berkovic has blue tape on his gloves, Hansen the red tape. Hansen clips Berkovic with a hard shot at 2:40 and Berkovic immediately goes for a takedown to recover. They stand and break at 3:15. Hansen keeps his right hand out at distance and loads up for power shots from his left. Berkovic gets a takedown as we pass the four minute mark. Hansen is up at 4:22 and scrambles out of an attempt to take his back. 10-9 R1 for Hansen based on the knockdown but wrestling may have thrown it the other way.

Round 2: Hansen is trying to slow Berkovic down with the leg kicks. Berkovic responds with a kick of his own to the body and pushes Hansen into the fence. He drops levels at 90 seconds and completes the takedown seconds later. Berkovic is more comfortable standing with Hansen than I'd be given he's got an eye split open. He shoots in again with 90 seconds left in R2. This takedown attempt is unsuccessful. Solid right by Hansen at 4:14 to the already bleeding left eye. Berkovic tries a high kick to the chin. The cut is under Berkovic's eye so he should be OK for R3.

Round 3: Berkovic wastes no time going for a takedown in the third but Hansen slips away at 0:44. Single leg connects at 1:04. Hansen sweeps back to his feet at 1:20 and just avoids an elbow. The blood is pouring from Berkovic's eye again as we pass the 2 minute mark but he hits another takedown. Hansen gets back up at 2:56 and Berkovic dumps him 7 seconds later. Hansen up again at 3:17 and down again 5 seconds later. Up again at 3:36. Rutten and Rice are arguing about whether or not these are "effective takedowns" and should count. Another takedown at 4:05, and at 4:35. The other rounds were close but to me this was a one sided 10-9 round for Berkovic.

Final result: The judges score this 29-28 X3 for Josh Berkovic.

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Lewis Gonzales vs. Justin Buchholz

Round 1: This fight did not air due to a double OT in college basketball on NBC Sports.

Final result: Gonzalez def. Buchholz via split decision - 30-27, 28-29, 29-28.

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