Ohio State four-time All-American Lance Palmer has signed a management deal with MMA Incorporated. He will train with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male before making his MMA debut.
Palmer scored the biggest win of his career in the finals of the 2010 Big Ten Championship tournament. Brent Metcalf was the clear favorite in the 149-pound weight class, and he had already defeat Palmer a month before. In one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA wrestling season, Palmer dominated the match and took home a 9-3 victory.
While at Ohio State, Palmer was a four-time All-American finishing fourth, eight, fourth and second in his four seasons. His senior year, he put up an impressive 31-3 record.
In high school at St. Edwards, Palmer went 150-6. In 2006 he won the Senior National Championships at 140 pounds.
Palmer will become another high profile wrestler to join Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Calif. Team leader Urijah Faber wrestled collegiately at UC Davis. Current WEC fighter Chad Mendes finished second at the 2008 NCAA tournament.
2010 Big Ten Tournament 149-pound Final
Lance Palmer vs. Brent Metcalf