The fallout from the main event of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 22: "Palhares vs. Shields" back on Aug. 1 continues.
Rousimar Palhares was already feeling the heat over his consistent eye gouging in the second round of his main event title fight against Jake Shields (replay), as well as his refusal to let go of a submission hold in the third frame after his opponent repeatedly tapped.
The in-house review from WSOF led to Palhares being suspended by the promotion and stripped of his welterweight title, but the hammer continues to fall. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued its own response, benching the Brazilian along with Shields, who took a post-fight swing at Palhares out of frustration.
The earliest both fighters can have those suspensions lifted (or extended) is at their upcoming disciplinary hearing on Sept. 13, according to Adam Hill of Las Vegas Review-Journal. WSOF will wait to take further action regarding Palhares until that meeting takes place.
In the interim, the win bonus for "Toquinho" is being withheld. As for the welterweight title, it remains vacant until WSOF can make an announcement regarding how a new champion will be crowned. Expect the winner of "Fitch vs. Okami" to be in the running this October.
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