Bellator 255: Emmanuel Sanchez predicts he’ll cease Patricio Pitbull inside of three rounds on ‘revenge tour’

Emmanuel Sanchez predicts he’ll cease Patricio Pitbull inside of three rounds on ‘revenge tour’

When Bellator featherweight champion, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez step into the cage for the semi-final spherical of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix, it received’t be the primary time the pair have met. Their 2018 bout was a five-round slugfest the place the Freire retained his title. However now, with their rematch looming, Sanchez has a brand new aim in thoughts … and that’s not repeating their final combat.

“I don’t want a forwards and backwards combat, like our first one,” Sanchez instructed FanSided. “And I don’t see that. I’ve already felt his energy, his pace, his energy and I’ve had the pleasure of being cage facet for his final three fights, I used to be in attendance, entrance row for his final two fights. So, his largest win over Michael Chandler,  the one over [Juan] Archuleta and clearly Pedro Carvalho. Much more now, being within the cage with him, after which seeing him nonetheless do these nice issues cage facet, the tackles, stoppages, all these performances that he had over these nice fighters I do know that, okay, and as nice as they’re, there’s nonetheless that want. I do know my fashion, my stress, and my mindset going into the entire combat in what I convey to the desk.”

Sanchez has three back-to-back wins below his belt since his loss to Freire and feels assured he’s going to be a complete new fighter come April 2.

“I’m a totally completely different fighter than these three,” he stated. “And I believe that’s what made these fights simpler for Pitbull as a result of they didn’t come at him like I’m going to come back at him or I got here at him, and he stated himself that I used to be his hardest combat. I needed the speedy rematch since I misplaced that combat. I didn’t get it. And it was positive. I knew I wanted to work my means again up. Proceed to win, proceed to develop, and get higher, and finally, we’d cross paths once more. And now right here we’re. And I see myself stopping Patricio Pitbull in lower than three rounds.”

Emmanuel Sanchez is in search of to avenge his loss to Patricio Pitbull following win over Daniel Weichel

This rematch isn’t the primary that Sanchez has confronted within the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix. His earlier combat was a rematch with Daniel Weichel, who he misplaced to in 2016. Sanchez dominated their 2020 combat successful through unanimous choice. Sanchez says avenging that loss provides him a particular increase for his subsequent upcoming rematch.

“You’re not the primary one to say that, with the revenge tour I’m going to be similar to the Avengers. I’m going to return and get all of the Infinity Stones and are available again on high,” Sanchez laughed. “We write historical past proper as a result of I do know they each taught me very useful classes, going all the way in which again to dropping to Daniel Weichel the primary time, seeing how a lot I wanted to alter in my sport in my coaching in my eating regimen, the whole lot, the whole lot that wanted to alter that I wanted to make leaps and bounds in my sport I wanted to evolve. As a result of if you don’t evolve, you realize, we don’t be taught, we don’t develop. Ache is part of rising, rising, is what I would like. So due to this fact for me ache is a pleasure, and it was very painful dropping to Daniel Weiche, very painful transferring to Patricio Pitbull, however we develop from these, and I’ve and I’m very grateful for that as a result of I wouldn’t be the fighter that I’m, the martial artists that I’m, the individual that I’m with out fights like that. And now we’re on a a lot larger platform, there’s much more on the road, and you’ll’t write a greater story.”

Sanchez will face Freire on April 2, 2021, when Bellator returns for his or her first occasion on Showtime. The cardboard may even characteristic Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Mike Hamel within the co-main occasion.

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