There's been a shitload of discussion about the stoppage, and I'm not trying to minimalize that issue by bringing up another more favorable topic for Palhares. Usually when guys that are so skilled in grappling fight eachother, their ability to latch on submissions is cancelled out by the other's ability to escape them. Jake Shields is one of the better grapplers in the sport. Taking his opponent down and exhausting them is his gameplan, and he has a few submissions on his record. Palhares not only submitted him, someone that's never lost via submission in his whole career, he used one of the fewer used submission, the kimura. That says a shitload about his grappling ability, that he's not only extremely dangerous when he has someone's leg but he also uses that upper body strength to latch on one of the more difficult submissions to submit someone with. Jon Fitch only had one submission loss in his whole career, with the exception of his first fight in 2002, before he was leglocked in two minutes by Palhares. Say what you want about eye pokes, holding on too long, and whatever else you're entirely justified to say, but Palhares might be the best submission artist that division has ever seen.