Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire Will Take On Usman Nurmagomedov At Bellator 288

A lightweight title fight between Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Usman Nurmagomedov is in the works. It has been nine months since Patricky Freire won the Bellator lightweight title. During that time, many have wondered who would be next for…

A lightweight title fight between Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Usman Nurmagomedov is in the works. It has been nine months since Patricky Freire won the Bellator lightweight title. During that time, many have wondered who would be next for him and when would he return. It seems both answers have been revealed as the next…

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Eddie Alvarez Reacts To Claims Bellator Offered To Help Patricky Pitbull Beat Him In 2012

Eddie AlvarezFormer UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has described Bellator as “hood rats” following claims from Patricio Freire that the promotion had offered to help his brother, Patricky Freire, with his camp and other expenses in order to ensure he defeated Alvarez back in 2012. Alvarez, a former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion, last featured professionally […]

Eddie Alvarez

Former UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has described Bellator as “hood rats” following claims from Patricio Freire that the promotion had offered to help his brother, Patricky Freire, with his camp and other expenses in order to ensure he defeated Alvarez back in 2012.

Alvarez, a former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion, last featured professionally at ONE on TNT 4 in April of this year under the Chatri Sityodtong-led, ONE Championship banner — suffering a unanimous decision defeat against Ok Rae Yoon over the course of three rounds.

The outing came as the Philadelphia native’s fourth under the organization’s banner, following an eight-fight stint with the UFC where he clinched the undisputed lightweight crown against Rafael dos Anjos back in July 2016.

Eddie Alvarez reacts to claims made that Bellator offered to help Patricky Freire beat him back in 2012

However, the aforenoted former two-weight champion, Patricio Freire spoke with MMA Fighting reporter, Guilherme Cruz, where he made claims that Bellator had offered to help his elder brother, recently minted lightweight champion, Patricky Freire with expenses and his camp to ensure he would beat Alvarez in 2012. 

Bellator called us to talk and said, ‘It’s Eddie Alvarez’s last fight and he’ll leave the organization and we’re putting (Patricky Freire) to beat him up,” Patricio Freire said. “We’ll help you. To sum it up, it was basically like, ‘We’ll put Patricky to beat up Eddie Alvarez because we know Patricky is a badass and won’t back out, and we’ll help you in your camp, whatever you need.’ Cool, (but) that didn’t happen and Patricky got knocked out.

Reacting to Freire’s comments, Alvarez explained how he did not miss that period of his life with the promotion, labeling the organization as a “hood rat“.

Crazy Pitbull (Freire) told these secretes (sic) to the public. …. If fans only knew some of the stuff that happens behind the scenes,” Alvarez tweeted.”Playing hood rat games with a hood rat, winnings (sic) not likely.

They (Bellator) didn’t know I had somebody on the inside that told (me) all their moves beforehand,” Alvarez posted. “I don’t miss this time of my life but it helped me navigate the dangerous jungle more effectively. I’m thankful this happened, it almost bankrupted me but I learned. “Understand your enemy as well as yourself and victory is inevitable.”

Meeting with Freire in a lightweight title-eliminator in 2012, Alvarez stopped the future lightweight titleholder with an opening round, high-kick knockout before stopping now-UFC lightweight contender, Michael Chandler with a split decision to lift the Bellator lightweight crown. 

Patricky Freire KOs Peter Queally For Title – Bellator 270 Highlights

Patricky FreireBellator 270 featured the main event for the vacant lightweight title between Peter Queally and Patricky Freire in Dublin, Ireland. Let’s see how the fight plays out. Round 1 begins with Queally and Freire exchanging heavy strikes on the feet, but Freire seems to land the more devastating blows to the body. Queally is beginning […]

Patricky Freire

Bellator 270 featured the main event for the vacant lightweight title between Peter Queally and Patricky Freire in Dublin, Ireland. Let’s see how the fight plays out.

Round 1 begins with Queally and Freire exchanging heavy strikes on the feet, but Freire seems to land the more devastating blows to the body. Queally is beginning the fight by finding his range and hitting Freire with stiff low calf kicks. Towards the end of the first round, Queally starts to force Freire against the cage and starts to walk him down. He’s the more active striker through one.

Round 2 continues to try to back Freire up as the round begins, and Queally lands some stiff leg kicks to Freire’s mid-section. Queally appears to hit Freire with an accidental eye poke that briefly stops the action. The referee brings the doctor in to examine Freire’s eye, he gets some eye drops and the fight continues. Queally’s low leg kicks are really starting to find a home. Freire responds with a barrage of strikes and he catches Queally with a massive right hand that drops him, Queally covers up and is briefly able to get back up to his feet. But, Queally is unable to answer the fight is stopped.

Patricky earns the vacant lightweight title after his brother, Patricio vacated it just a few months ago. It is the first title for Patricky in his legendary MMA career.

The fight between Freire and Queally was a rematch of their controversial fight at Bellator 258. After a brief stint fighting in the Rizin world grand prix, Freire returned to Bellator and earns the lightweight title after losing back-to-back bouts. In their first fight, Queally earned the win via a doctor’s stoppage over Freire.

Patricio and Patricky become the first pair of brothers to hold titles in the same division in Bellator history. There is a new Bellator lightweight champion.

Check out the highlights from the Bellator 270 main event between Freire and Queally.

Bellator 270 Results: Patricky Freire Wins Vacant BW Title Via KO

Bellator 270 has concluded and we’ve got the results and highlights for you right here!

Bellator MMA returned to Dublin with two fights between local favorites and top-ranked fighters. Peter Queally and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire fighting for the va…

Bellator 270

Bellator 270 has concluded and we’ve got the results and highlights for you right here!

Bellator MMA returned to Dublin with two fights between local favorites and top-ranked fighters. Peter Queally and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire fighting for the vacant lightweight title and a bantamweight scrap between James Gallagher and Patchy Mix topped the card.

Check out the highlights from the co-main and main events below followed by the Bellator 270 Fast Results!

Patchy Mix def. James Gallagher

Patricky Pitbull def. Peter Queally

Bellator 270 Fast Results

  • Lightweight World Championship (Vacant): Patricky Freire def. Peter Queally via knockout (punches):  R2, 1:05 
  • Patchy Mix def. James Gallagher via submission (guillotine choke): R3, 0:39
  • Pedro Carvalho def. Daniel Weichel via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
  • Ilias Bulaid def. Georges Sasu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Ciaran Clarke def. Jordan Barton via submission (rear-naked choke): R3, 4:11
  • Daniele Scatizzi def. Brian Hooi via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
  • Lee Chadwick def. Arunas Andriuskevicus via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Gokhan Saricam def. Charlie Milner via TKO (punches): R1, 0:15
  • Nicolo Solli def. Bobby Pallett via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Danni Neilan def. Audrey Kerouche via TKO (punches): R3, 3:58
  • Yusuf Nazokatov def. Stephen Costello via submission (heel hook): R2, 2:24

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Patricio Freire Vacates 155lb Title So His Brother Can Fight For It At Bellator 270

PitbullPatricky Freire will now be fighting for the lightweight title at Bellator 270 after his brother, Patricio Freire vacated his title on Wednesday. Bellator president, Scott Coker was on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour’ today and made the announcement that Patricio Freire would be vacating his lightweight title. Patricio’s older brother, Patricky Freire will now […]

Pitbull

Patricky Freire will now be fighting for the lightweight title at Bellator 270 after his brother, Patricio Freire vacated his title on Wednesday.

Bellator president, Scott Coker was on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour’ today and made the announcement that Patricio Freire would be vacating his lightweight title. Patricio’s older brother, Patricky Freire will now be going toe to toe against Peter Queally as the main event at Bellator 270.

‘Pitbull’ had his eyes set on the featherweight champion, AJ McKee who he would end up losing to at Bellator 263. McKee is the only fighter ‘Pitbull’ has lost to since 2015. Freire is a two-time featherweight champion and it seems as if he wants to make himself a three-time featherweight champion now. He has his eyes set on a rematch with McKee rather than staying in the lightweight division.

The last time fans saw Freire in the lightweight division was when he dethroned former champion Michael Chandler. Since then we have seen Chandler make a transition into the UFC and become a contender in the organization. While Freire was involved in the featherweight tournament where he defended his title in three fights before losing it in the finals to McKee via submission.

Patricky Freire, the second half of the ‘Pitbull’ brothers, last fight was against Queally back in May of 2021. He would go on to lose that fight by a doctor’s stoppage at the end of the second round.

“Honor and family come first,” Patricio wrote on Twitter after news of him vacating the title was announced. “When I first won the LW belt it was just about revenge. It was still an honor, but with the loss at 145 I’m starting over. It’s time for the LW division to move on and for Patricky Pitbull to have his shot. My focus is AJ and him only.”

Do you think Patricky Freire will become the Bellator lightweight champion on November 5?

Cris Cyborg to Make Bellator Return at Bellator 271 vs. Sinead Kavanagh

Cris CyborgCris Cyborg will seek her third-straight successful Bellator title defense next month at Bellator 271 against top contender Sinead Kavanagh. Bellator president Scott Coker announced the fight during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. The event is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, […]

Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg will seek her third-straight successful Bellator title defense next month at Bellator 271 against top contender Sinead Kavanagh.

Bellator president Scott Coker announced the fight during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. The event is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.

This will be Cyborg’s fourth fight in Bellator since moving on from the UFC in 2019. She is widely regarded as one of the best female MMA fighters of all time and has looked dominant since moving over to Bellator.

Cyborg is also the former UFC featherweight champion but lost her belt to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232. After that, she was expected to face Nunes in an immediate rematch, but negotiations never materialized and she went on to fight Felicia Spencer instead at UFC 240.

Cyborg will face SBG Ireland’s Kavanagh, who is coming off of back-to-back victories over Katharina Lehner and Olga Rubin. Cyborg most recently defeated Leslie Smith in a rematch at Bellator 259.

Aside from Cyborg vs. Kavanagh, no other fights have been formally announced by Bellator for the upcoming Bellator 271 event, but that could change in the coming weeks.

Cyborg is also the one and only ‘Grand Slam Champion’ with title reigns in four different organizations. She holds 20 wins against top fighters such as Holly Holm, Gina Carano, and Julia Budd.

The fight announcement comes just days after women’s featherweight contender Leah McCourt earned an impressive win over Jessica Borga at Bellator 267. She is more than likely next in line for the belt, but couldn’t make the quick turnaround against Cyborg.

Cyborg will have the chance to defend her belt once again and solidify herself further as one of the most dominant fighters in MMA history, regardless of gender.

What are your thoughts on Cris Cyborg’s next fight against Sinead Kavanagh?