With Robert Whittaker Fight Targeted, Paulo Costa Trains at Pitbull Brothers Gym

After losing to Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title bout last September, Paulo Costa has been staying in shape while he awaits word on his next opponent from the UFC. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Pederneiras Predictions: Dos Anjos Champ, Aldo KOs Vera, ‘Pitbull’ Becomes Top Featherweight

Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras believes Brazilian greats Rafael dos Anjos, Jose Aldo and Patricio Freire will cement their statuses as all-time greats soon. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bellator 252 Results: Pitbull vs. Carvalho

Patricio Pitbull and Pedro Carvalho will clash in the Bellator 252 main event Thursday night. | Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 252 results for the Pitbull vs. Carvalho fight card Thursday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Patricio Freire will defend his Bellator featherweight title against Pedro Carvalho in the main event that […]

Bellator 252 notebook: Scott Coker on best 145er in the world, Jake Hager’s future, SBG vs. ‘Pitbull’ brothers

Bellator MMA Before Bellator 252, featuring the restart of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix, Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to MMA Fighting about the stakes of the tournament, his promotional strategy since taking the reins in 2014, the biggest team rivalry under the Bellator banner, and more. Will the featherweight grand prix winner be the […]

Bellator 252 faceoff highlights: ‘Pitbull’ Freire, Pedro Carvalho exchange many words

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator returns this week and so does the promotion’s featherweight grand prix. Bellator 252 takes place Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie. Following Wednesday’s official Bellator 252 weigh-ins, the athletes came face to face for some traditional pre-fight faceoffs. […]

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 […]

Patricky Pitbull still wanted to fight at Bellator 249 despite suffering from labyrinthitis

Brazilian lightweight Patricky Freire was removed from a fight with Jaleel Willis on Thursday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricky Freire is heartbroken. Health-wise, however, “Pitbull” is feeling “a bit better” after the cancellation of his Bellator 249 co-main event bout due to labyrinthitis on Thursday night. The 34-year-old lightweight, as well as his brother […]

Bellator 249 loses co-headliner after Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire suffers from labyrinthitis 

ESTHER LIN Bellator 249 lost its co-headliner Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis shortly before the opening bell when Freire came down with labyrinthitis, an infection triggered by a cold or flu. It’s unclear what exactly caused Patricky Freire’s condition. Labyrinthitis causes inflammation of the inner ear or the nerves that connect the inner ear to […]

Patricky Freire: SBG fighters ‘are 100 percent running’ from ‘Pitbull’ Brothers

Patricky Freire co-headlines Bellator 249 against promotional newcomer Jaleel Willis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Pitbull Brothers vs. Straight Blast Gym Ireland turned into a hot rivalry outside the Bellator cage. But the company initially wasn’t able to match fighters from opposing teams. That changes on Nov. 12, when Patricio Freire puts his featherweight title […]

Bellator signs Pitbull Brothers light heavyweight Jose Augusto

Jose Augusto joins his teammates Patricio Freire and Patricky Freire in Bellator. | Photo via Matheus Aquino Jose Augusto “Gugu” is the newest member of Pitbull Brothers gym to join the Bellator roster, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. “Gugu” (6-2, 1 no contest) inked a multi-fight with the North American-based company to compete in the […]

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 Pitbull explains what it would take for him to vacate the Bellator lightweight title

Brazil’s Patricio Pitbull is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight titleholder. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio “Pitbull” Freire is proud to be one of Bellator’s two-division champions, but he would have no problem relinquishing one of his belts if his brother Patricky “Pitbull” Freire competes for a vacant title. The younger “Pitbull” sits atop the […]

Patricio Pitbull critical of ‘inhuman’ UFC pushing forward with events: ‘Fighters come last’

Patricio Pitbull is the featherweight and lightweight champion in Bellator, | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator is slowly starting to move in the direction of hosting MMA events again, and two-division champion Patricio Freire feels the promotion is doing the right thing. “Pitbull” (30-4) was scheduled to defend his 145-pound belt in a tournament quarterfinal […]

Bad blood: Patricio Pitbull, Pedro Carvalho interview each other before Bellator 241

It’s no secret Patricio Freire and Pedro Carvalho don’t like each other. Very soon, they’’ll have the opportunity to settle their rivalry with fists. “Pitbull” and Carvalho meet Friday night in the main event of Bellator 241 in Uncasville. Before their highly anticipated 145-pound tournament bout, MMA Fighting invited the featherweights to interview each other. […]

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