Palhares Pulls Out Of Dream Superfight With Dean Lister



The Dream superfight between Rousimar Palhares and Dean Lister at the Jiu-Jitsu expo is no more.

Palhares’ manager, Alex Davis, has revealed to MMAFighting.com that his fighter has to pull out due to injury

“He has a shoulder injury and is a little overweight, but the main reason why he decided to pull out of the fight is because of the injury.”

A new opponent hasn’t been found for Lister yet. Although JJ Expo president Renzo Gracie is trying hard to find one. 

Palhares received heavy criticism from fans and media after his behavior at UFC and ADCC events when he held on too long to foot locks. Gracie had this say about Palhares: 

“Palhares is like a 12 years old kid,” he said. “He was raised in a farm in Brazil, and you can’t picture a farm in Iowa. He’s so naive. The reality is, he has a completely different mindset. They’re born like Indians, and it’s like getting an Indian from the jungle and expect them to live here.”

Here is the ever changing line up for JJ expo superfights:

Saturday, Nov. 9:
Caio Terra vs. Nam Pham
Rafael Lovato vs. TBA
Samuel Braga vs. João Miyao
Efrain Escudero vs. Philipe Nover

Sunday, Nov. 10:
Jake Shields vs. Leandro “Lo” Nascimento
Dean Lister vs. TBA
Paulo Miyao vs. Jon Fitch
Lucas Leite vs. Keenan Cornelius
Bruno Malfacine vs. Jeff Glover