Controversial disgraced welterweight Rousimar Palhares is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for holding onto another submission for too long and gouging the eyes of Jake Shields at last year’s WSOF 22, after which he was unceremoniously stripped of his WSOF 170-pound title and suspended by the promotion.

Yet that didn’t stop “Toquinho” from competing at today’s (Sat., May 21, 2016) Venator FC 3 from Milan, Italy, where he took on Emil Meek because he had to “pay the bills” (as his manager Alex Davis put it). The fight didn’t work out in the lethal grappling wiz’s favor, however, as his early telegraphed takedown attempt was capitalized upon by “Valhalla” with a barrage of elbows and follow-up punches that got the massive upset stoppage in just 45 seconds.

Check it out courtesy of Zombie Prophet right here:

In other action, Jason “Mayhem” Miller was submitted by new opponent Mattia Schiavolin after missing weight for his originally scheduled middleweight title bout against Luke Barnatt, who knocked out replacement opponent Stefan Croitoru on the card, by an alarming 24 pounds:

Also on the card, PRIDE veteran Remy Thierry Sokoudjou knocked out longtime UFC competitor Matt Hamill in 37 seconds: