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Did Rousimar Palhares hold on to the submission too long against Mike Pierce? You make the call

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Rousimar Palhares had a very successful debut at 170-pounds against Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, however it didn’t come without a little bit of controversy.

Did Rousimar Palhares hold on to the submission too long against Mike Pierce? You make the call

Just 31-seconds in to the fight, Palhares was able to force Pierce to tap due to a very deep ankle lock. It could have ended a couple of seconds earlier if he had released the submission.

Message boards and Twitter were blowing up immediately following the bout. Watch the video below and decide for yourself whether or not Palhares held on to the ankle lock for too long.

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