Well Anderson's wrestling is certainly a weak point, and whilst Palhares is no Chael Sonnen i certainly believe he is explosive, powerful and a talented enough wrestler to get Anderson to the ground. I dont honestly seeing him doing it though, Anderson is so quick and long on the feet i doubt Rousimar would be able to get anywhere near him, plus his standup is incredibly rudimentary and robotic as well as being hampered by his little t-rex arms. I see Anderson dancing around him before finishing him with strikes early(ish) in the fight.
Anderson is beatable, but i dont think Palhares would be the man to do it unfortunately. I certainly believe he would get the best of Nate in a rematch however and a potential matchup with Maia would be incredibly interesting.
On a side note, people have already mentioned that Palhares has a weak mental game. I dont disagree, but what makes you say this? One member cited that he caved mentally when he didnt get the sub immediately on Branch, but he continued to try for it and eventually did lock it in...