See what struggle followers considered Patricio Pitbull’s fast win at Bellator 255
The Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix last many individuals needed to see will turn out to be a actuality. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defeated Emmanuel Sanchez within the Bellator 255 principal occasion to retain the featherweight championship and transfer on to face A.J. McKee within the finals.
Freire and Sanchez initially met at Bellator 209 in November 2018, with Freire edging out Sanchez on the scorecards to retain the Bellator 145-pound title.
Since that win, Freire added the Bellator light-weight championship to his mantle and have become a champ-champ with a 61-second end of Michael Chandler in Could 2019. His Grand Prix match path previous to this struggle noticed him defeat Juan Archuleta by determination earlier than a knockout win over Pedro Carvalho.
After the loss to Freire, Sanchez rebounded with a call win over Georgi Karakhanyan. His Grand Prix expertise previous to this title bout noticed him submit Tywan Claxton within the opening spherical earlier than a win over Daniel Weichel within the quarterfinals.
Followers react to Patricio Pitbull retaining title, shifting on to face A.J. McKee in Grand Prix finals
Freire stayed affected person and allowed Sanchez to return ahead, using his counterstriking to the perfect of his means. Ultimately, Freire dropped Sanchez and caught him in a guillotine, scoring a submission win in below 4 minutes.
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Freire will now meet A.J. McKee within the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix finals, with each the title and $1 million on the road.