This Thursday, Patricky Freire defended his belt in Bellator, after knocking out Pedro Carvalho (11-3 MMA, 4-1 BMMA). The evening was for the 145-pound title, in the quarterfinals of the featherweight grand prize. The Bellator 252 He left it at the top once more, continuing in the great history of the company that Scott Coker commands. The show was at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Having spent little more than two minutes of combat, the «Pitbull» landed an impressive left punch on the chin of Carvalho, which made him go straight to the canvas and run out of chances. After that, as he fell into slow motion, he felt another blow on his face, but this time with his right. For this reason, the judge had to stop the fight immediately and leave Patricky with a new defense in his favor.
“It is almost impossible to take my right hand on your chin and keep you standing, and I knew that”, was what he communicated Freire at the end of the fight. Thus, the champion advances in the 145-pound tournament, dreaming of a rematch against Emmanuel Sánchez. The latter fighter was also defeated by him, reaching a unanimous decision in 2018. On the other hand, whom he also watches, are AJ McKee with Darrion Caldwell.
It’s hard, I was expecting it. He is more dynamic, so I can’t wait to fight him again “, he closed Patricky Freire, who had also spoken loudly in the previous one. “They are very passionate people, especially about MMA, just as Brazilians are passionate about MMA. I am sure that tonight he is going 100 percent and I have to do my job, “said the champion, hours before the fight.
Bellator 252 Results
Patricky Freire (first round knockout win) vs. Pedro Carvalho.
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley (split decision win) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Emmanuel Sánchez (victory by unanimous decision) (48-46, 49-46, 49-45) vs. Daniel Weichel.
Aaron Pico vs. Juan de Jesús (victory by knockout in the second round).
Keri Taylor-Melendez vs. Emilee King (first round submission win) (bare butt choke).
Manny Muro (unanimous decision win) (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) vs. Devin Powell.
Jornel Lugo vs. Schyler Sootho (unanimous decision win) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Lucas Brennan vs. Andrew Salas (win by unanimous decision) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).
Roman Faraldo vs. Pat Casey (victory by knockout in the second round).
Trevor Gudde (third round TKO victory) vs. Khonry Gracie.