Patricio Freire Favors Former Foe Michael Chandler in Potential Matchup vs. Dustin Poirier

Bellator two-division champion Patricio Freire believes that former foe Michael Chandler will capture the UFC lightweight crown. View full post on Recent News on

Scott Coker open to Patricio Freire vacating Bellator lightweight title

Bellator president Scott Coker isn’t opposed to Patricio Freire handing in his 155-pound title. Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) currently holds the promotion’s featherweight and lightweight championships, but hasn’t defended the latter since he captured it in May 2019. In a May 2020 interview with MMA Junkie, Freire revealed would be willing to hand in […]

Video: After Bellator 253 win, A.J. McKee replies to Patricio ‘Pitbull’ diss: ‘I can’t wait to beat his ass’

Bellator featherweight grand prix finalist A.J. McKee was not pleased when he heard about two-division champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire’s reaction to his Bellator 253 win. Check out the video above to see how McKee reacted to a dismissive tweet from Freire, who’s on the opposing bracket in the Bellator featherweight grand prix and next faces […]

A.J. McKee eyeing multiple fights with Patricio Pitbull in his quest to become ‘champ-champ’ in Bellator

Bellator MMA In a perfect world, A.J. McKee would be fighting for a title this week rather than participating in the semifinals of the ongoing Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix. After knocking out Georgi Karakhanyan and submitting Derek Campos in the first two rounds of the tournament, the 25-year-old contender was on hold for most of […]

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 255 preview, Jones vs. Cormier, Rafael Dos Anjos, Patricio ‘Pitbull’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat. For this episode, Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA. Some POSSIBLE topics include: fallout from UFC Vegas 14, headlined by Rafael dos Anjos’ win over Paul Felder; and Bellator […]

Patricio Freire Predicts He’ll Face Darrion Caldwell in Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Final

Considered by some as the best featherweight fighter in mixed martial arts today, Patricio Freire had no trouble getting past Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals of the 145-pound grand prix at Bellator 252 last Thursday. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Freire on rematch: Emmanuel Sanchez improved, but ‘I’m better than him – he knows that’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Patricio Freire thinks his next opponent has improved, but not enough to make him worry. The Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion successfully defended his 145-pound title Thursday in the Bellator 252 main event. Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) knocked out Pedro Carvalho in the first round of their fight to advance to […]

After Bellator 252, Patricio Freire declares himself world’s best at 145; Scott Coker agrees

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator CEO Scott Coker agrees with featherweight champion Patricio Freire’s notion – Bellator has the best 145-pound fighter in the world. After Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) flattened SBG Ireland product, Pedro Carvalho, with punches 2:10 into Round 1, “Pitbull” proclaimed himself the true featherweight king. “I’m not the best featherweight in […]

Bellator 252 video: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire: I’m not best 145er in Bellator – I’m best in the world

Bellator two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire broke down his brutal knockout win over Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals of the Bellator featherweight grand prix, his future, and where he stands among the best in the world at 145 pounds. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Patricio Freire def. Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252: Best photos

Check out all the best photos from Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire’s first-round knockout victory over Pedro Carvalho in the main event of Bellator 252 on Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Photos courtesy Bellator). View full post on MMA Junkie

Bellator 252 results: Champ Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire knocks out Pedro Carvalho with ease

The Bellator featherweight champ remains around Patricio “Pibull” Freire’s waist, and the other bracket of the promotion’s semifinals in the featherweight grand prix are set after Bellator 252. Freire knocked out Pedro Carvalho at the 2:10 mark of the first round of Thursday’s headliner at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The two-division champ set […]

Patricio Freire KOs Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252, Advances in Featherweight Grand Prix

Patricio Freire kept his featherweight belt in the main event of Bellator 252. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Freire happy for Michael Chandler after UFC signing: ‘He can beat all those guys’

Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire is happy for former foe Michael Chandler. Freirie, the reigning Bellator lightweight and featherweight champ, has no hard feelings and is in no way disappointed that Chandler joined the UFC after spending a decade with Bellator. Chandler has plenty of history with Patricio (30-4 MMA, 18-4 BMMA) and his brother […]

Video: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire: Michael Chandler in UFC because I have his number

Two-division Bellator champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire spoke to reporters about Michael Chandler’s move to the UFC, he and his brother’s issue with labyrinthitis, his rivalry with SBG Ireland, Anderson Silva’s possible retirement fight, and more at the Bellator 252 virtual media day before his featherweight grand prix bout against Pedro Carvalho. View full post on […]

Bellator 252 pre-event facts: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ own the Bellator record book

A major event for Bellator goes down on Thursday with Bellator 252, which takes place inside the “Fightsphere” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card, which airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie, features the long-awaited resumption of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix. A pair of quarterfinal bouts are […]

Bellator 252: Make your predictions for Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho

We want your predictions for Thursday’s Bellator 252 event in Connecticut. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Wednesday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will […]

Patricky Freire thinks brother Patricio may vacate Bellator title to pave way for him

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Patricky Freire’s co-feature bout against Jaleel Willis at Bellator 249 on Thursday could have major implications for the promotion’s lightweight division. Though Freire (23-9 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) lost his most recent fight, that was in Rizin, and Freire has won each of his last six Bellator bouts heading into the bout with […]

Patricio Freire-Pedro Carvalho Title Bout Rescheduled for Bellator Event on Nov. 12

After a lengthy delay, Patricio Freire will finally defend his featherweight crown against Pedro Carvalho at a Bellator MMA event on Nov. 12. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Pitbull vs. Pedro Carvalho title fight set for Nov. 12 Bellator event

Patricio Pitbull and Pedro Carvalho are set to battle for the featherweight gold in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Pedro Carvalho will finally meet in the Bellator cage on Nov. 12, multiple sources told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. The event is expected to take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena […]

Patricio Freire acquires visa, anticipates overdue Bellator showdown with Pedro Carvalho in late 2020

Patricio Freire has taken one step closer to making a Pedro Carvalho rebooking come to fruition. The Bellator lightweight and featherweight champion Freire (30-4 MMA, 18-4 BMMA) recently acquired a new work visa on an emergency basis, permitting him to travel to the United States. With help from Bellator, Freire’s team members also acquired the […]

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