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Kamal Shalorus vs. Bart Palaszewski

Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Kamal Shalorus defeats Bart Palaszewski via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Kamal "Prince of Persia" Shalorus
Mmaweekly large Bart "Bartimus" Palaszewski

Round 3

Kamal Shalorus Bart Palaszewski

"Prince of Persia" "Bartimus"

6-0-2   Pro Record At Fight   35-13-0
Climbed to 7-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 35-14
-180 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +150 (Slight Underdog)
Ir Iran   Nationality   Pl Poland
Washington, District of Columbia, United States   Fighting out of   Wonder Lake, Illinois
33 years, 3 months, 19 days   Age at Fight   27 years, 6 months, 16 days
156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Dynamix MMA   Gym   Team Curran MMA
WEC 53
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Thursday 12.16.2010 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Neil Sarembock
  • Venue: Jobing.com Arena
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Glendale, Arizona, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Harris, Stephan Bonnar
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Craig Hummer
  • Shalorus Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Palaszewski Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed

Shalorus vs. Palaszewski Wiki Update Wiki

In the first televised bout of WEC 53, veteran Bart Palaszewski took on wrestling standout Kamal Shalorus. Palaszewski came into the bout 4-2 in WEC competition and having won three straight fights in the organization. Shalorus came in 2-0-1 in the WEC with his most recent outing an entertaining draw against Jamie Varner.

Shalorus took the center of the cage to begin round one and headhunted with his first few strikes before getting a takedown into Palaszewski's closed guard. Shalorus began throwing powerful ground and pound, especially to the midsection, until having to back up and away to avoid a Palaszewski armbar attempt. Shalorus continued to throw with power, moving back and forth from guard to standing over Palaszewski. Palaszewski jumped back to his feet and ate a punch on the way, yet managed to bring the fight to standing for the final minute. The fighters exchanged vicious low kicks with Shalorus appearing to get the better shots in, and clearly winning the round.

Round two saw the fighters stand for the first part of the round with the mohawked Palaszewski looking more comfortable. Shalorus continued throwing huge overhand punches but missed more than he connected as Palaszewski gauged the distance effectively. Shalorus's first takedown attempt was stuffed but with 90 seconds remaining was able to put Palaszewski on his back. Palaszewski stood with 30 seconds remaining in a far closer round than the first.

Palaszewski scrambled out of Shalorus's first takedown attempt in round three and landed with a headkick and a straight right a moment later. Shalorus succeeded in bringing it to the ground with two minutes left in the fight, passing to half-guard but then losing position with a minute left. Shalorus appeared tired and Palaszewski landed an assortment of punches and kicks as time wound down.

The official scorecards were 30-27, 28-29, and 29-28 for the Kamal Shalorus. Commenting to Craig Hummer in the post fight interview, Shalorus commented, "Bart is a tough fighter and experienced and I put all my strength into finishing him... but in the second round I started to gas out... I'm getting better and better."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:15 PM ET
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Shalorus vs. Palaszewski Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Just another hard day of work as a guard dog :) http://plixi.com/p/64299645
4 days
Just another Midwest day, I love snow during Xmas time :) http://plixi.com/p/64298319
4 days
Healthy snack :) http://plixi.com/p/64003867
3 days
Starting to find all the injuries from the fight. Got to get them checked out asap. Light training starts monday, and problem solving.
1 day
Mma's best couple :) haha RT @mizzle: Love this pif of @bartimus7 and @mmawives http://bit.ly/fB0hbv
1 day
Ripping through a box of some new @headrushbrand gear. Thanks guys!!!! :)
23 hours
Don't leave it in the hands of judges...they don't know how to score fights. back to drawing board, I'm better then this. I'll be back :)
16 hours
Amen!!! RT @mherron54: So I hop on MMA.TV to see the pettis GIF and the first post I see is @bartimus7 got robbed. Amen to that.
3 hours
We need to get judges that know how to fucking judge. Mofos run from a fight and try to hump me and I lose. WTF?! Hahahaha
1 hour
What up!!!! :) RT @SuckerPunchEnt: @headrushbrand checkout @bartimus7 ;) http://fb.me/viQ8Mwqx
5 days
Thats horrible RT @feliceherrig: Is this homo wearing #ugs??? Fashion no no for Men!! http://twitpic.com/3erbtg
6 days
7 days
Back on the couch watching OCC and maybe catch a nap :)
8 days
@JokerGuymon I won't, if you ever need someone to talk to. I know a guy hahHa
8 days
@JokerGuymon um thirsty?
8 days
Sick OCC chopper RT @headrushbrand: @Bartimus7 tweet this bro. Your part of team Headrush http://plixi.com/p/61656987
9 days
@BigFrogBJJ @Jens_Pulver yeah Jens was making friends to day. Well his fists were making friends with dudes faces hahaha
9 days
I def earned my fucking dollar tonight!!!! Long, busy, hard day :) love working hard for my money!!!
9 days
I def dig them, super comfy RT @diamondmma: @Bartimus7 bart likes diamond mma! http://yfrog.com/h3df8j
9 days
Yo everyone get on alienwarearena.com/mma to vid chat with me and Jens Pulver
9 days
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