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Bellator 255 Highlights: Pitbull Submits Sanchez, Faces Off With McKee

Bellator 255 took place Friday night on Showtime, and you can find the results from the card right here. Below are some of the highlights from the night's action! The main card began with a competitive fight between flyweights Kana Watanabe and Alejandra Lara. Watanabe earned the split-decision nod, and...

Bellator 255 Weigh-In Results: Main Card Remains Unscathed

The Bellator 255 weigh-ins have wrapped up. Bellator 255 takes place Friday, April 2, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main event will see the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in Bellator, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defending his featherweight title in a rematch against Emmanuel Sanchez in the semi-finals of...

Patricio Pitbull Sizes up Emmanuel Sanchez Ahead of Bellator 255

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (31-4) faces Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4) at Bellator 255 Friday, April 2 and he expects more of the same from Sanchez. Just before they face off on the first event broadcast on their new home on SHOWTIME, the current featherweight and lightweight champ spoke with MMA News and...

Emmanuel Sanchez Talks Growth Ahead of Bellator 255

Emmanuel Sanchez will face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on April 2 at Bellator 255. The two men have crossed hands before for the featherweight crown back in 2018 at Bellator 209, and while Sanchez came up short, his eye has never been off the prize. This time, Sanchez has hardened his...

Pitbull Calls for Cross-Promotional Fights, Singles Out Max Holloway

Two-division Bellator champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire would like the opportunity to prove that he is the best featherweight in the world by defeating the man who is arguably the featherweight GOAT: Max “Blessed” Holloway. Patricio Pitbull is one of the proudest members of the Bellator roster and rightfully so. After...

Pitbull Believes Michael Chandler Proved Bellator’s “Power” At UFC 257

Current Bellator double champ Patricio "Pitbull" Freire believes Michael Chandler’s first-round KO of Dan Hooker at UFC 257 demonstrates more than just one man’s ability. Patricio Freire and Michael Chandler have no love loss for one another, but even Freire had to give it up to Chandler for his impressive...

Patricio Freire Believes Michael Chandler Can ‘Beat All Those Guys’ In The UFC

Patricio Freire believes Michael Chandler will have success in the UFC. Chandler is the former Bellator lightweight champion but was knocked out by Freire last year. Since then, the two have had a rivalry but with Chandler off to the UFC, the Brazilian believes "Iron" will have success. “It’s great for...

Patricio Pitbull Offers Wager to Dana White He Can Beat The UFC’s Best

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight Champion. Holding titles in MMA, let alone two divisions in a promotion like Bellator is no easy feat. However when his name was brought up to Dana White after last weekend's UFC event in Las Vegas, White didn't really have...

Pedro Carvalho Sees Good Luck at Friday the 13th Bellator 241 (Interview)

For Pedro Carvalho, Friday the 13th doesn't symbolize anything remotely bad like it does for a lot of people. While that day and number comes with it's own superstition, there are those that believe the number 13 is lucky. Carvalho is one of those people.  At least, that's what he...

Patricio Freire Speaks On SBG Ireland Beef & Bellator 241 Title Defense (Interview)

Patricio Freire is ready to go into battle for the 35th time in his pro MMA career. Freire is set to put his Bellator featherweight gold on the line against Pedro Carvalho this Friday night (March 13). The title bout will also serve as a quarterfinal match in the Bellator...

Bellator Spring & Summer 2020 Showcase Live Stream Today (March 9)

Bellator is ready to roll out a live stream of their media-only press event showcasing key matchups this spring and summer. Today (March 9), the Bellator Spring & Summer 2020 Showcase will be streamed live. The press event will begin at 12 p.m. ET. A slew of fighters on the...

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho Headlines Bellator 241

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire is set to defend his Bellator featherweight gold against Pedro Carvalho on March 13. We're right in the thick of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. In the opening round, Freire earned a unanimous decision victory over Juan Archuleta. Meanwhile, Carvalho scored a submission win over Sam...

Patricio Freire Believes He Would Knockout Khabib Nurmagomedov If They Fought

Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, Patricio Freire wants to fight UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. If they were to fight, 'Pitbull' believes he has the skillset to not only beat Nurmagomedov but knock him out. “Khabib is very tough, has phenomenal wrestling and sambo, but he has a huge...

Scott Coker Announces Bellator Featherweight GP Opening Round Match-Ups

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has some big news concerning the Bellator Featherweight GP this Monday afternoon. Speaking on today's episode of 'Ariel Helwani's MMA Show,' Coker unveiled the opening round match-ups for Bellator's upcoming Featherweight Grand Prix. The title fight between champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire and Juan Archuleta was...

Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida Rematch Set For Bellator 228

A rematch more than five years in the making has been announced for September 28's Bellator 228 from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bellator revealed in a press release today (Thurs., July 11, 2019) that former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will take on former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto...