Pedro Carvalho: ‘My Pace’ Will Be Too Much For Patricio Pitbull

Pedro Carvalho believes he’ll be the better-conditioned fighter when he battles Bellator featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire on Nov. 12. “I do believe what I’m going to have in my favour is with no doubt my co…

Pedro Carvalho believes he’ll be the better-conditioned fighter when he battles Bellator featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire on Nov. 12. “I do believe what I’m going to have in my favour is with no doubt my conditioning, my pace” Carvalho told MMANews. “These guys, when they reach the third round they start to slow down. […]

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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 o…

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 told MMANews earlier in the […]

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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 m…

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 Featherweight World Grand Prix. The […]

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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….

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 Bellator roster including champions and […]

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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 de…

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 Sicilia to advance in the […]

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Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals Set

Bellator concluded the round of 16 of their Featherweight Grand Prix at Bellator 228 last night in Inglewood, California. Already moving on to the quarterfinals was Emmanuel Sanchez, Derek Campos, Adam Borics, and Pedro Carvalho. In the second part, it was A.J. McKee, Darrion Caldwell, Daniel Weichel, and Patricio Freire who got their hand raised. […]

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Bellator concluded the round of 16 of their Featherweight Grand Prix at Bellator 228 last night in Inglewood, California.

Already moving on to the quarterfinals was Emmanuel Sanchez, Derek Campos, Adam Borics, and Pedro Carvalho. In the second part, it was A.J. McKee, Darrion Caldwell, Daniel Weichel, and Patricio Freire who got their hand raised.

Following all the fights, Bellator decided to a selection show where fighters could choose one of four dates, or an opponent if the options was available. In a random draw by picking cards the order and what they choose are as follows.

  • McKee received first pick, chose December.
  • Borics received the second pick, chose January
  • Caldwell received the third pick, chose March
  • Weichel received the fourth pick, chose February
  • Sanchez received the fifth pick and chose Weichel in February.
  • Campos received the sixth pick and chose McKee in December
  • Carvalho received the seventh pick and chose Caldwell in March
  • Freire received eighth pick and the “champ’s choice,” which gave him the power to override and choose whatever fight he wanted. He chose Carvalho in March. Meaning, Caldwell was shifted to fight Borics in January.

So, in the quarter-finals, the matchups are as follows.

  • A.J. McKee vs. Derek Campos – December 2019
  • Adam Borics vs. Darrion Caldwell – January 2020
  • Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel – February 2020
  • Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho (featherweight title on the line) – March 2020

Bellator got a ton of props from fans, media, and fighters for the creativity behind this. They let the fighters pick the bracket, and when, where, and who they wanted to fight.

At this time, December is set to be in Hawaii, January at The Forum, and Scott Coker said they are still working on February and March, where February will most likely be on Connecticut.

Who do you think will win the quarterfinal matchups?

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