patricio "pitbull" freire

April 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

Bellator 178 took place Friday night (April 21, 2017) in Uncasville, Connecticut. Overall from a betting perspective, one underdog was able to play the role of spoiler while three favorites were victorious based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.  Here’s a quick recap for each fight… Favorites That Won Ilima-Lei MacFarlane kept her unblemished record intact, earning a quick win…

July 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Benson Henderson vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire set for Bellator 160  LATimes.com reported over the weekend that former UFC champion Benson Henderson will move back down to lightweight to take on former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. Henderson (23-6) came up short in his Bellator debut back in April losing a unanimous decision to welterweight…

April 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell  Video Highlights: Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga   Video Highlights: Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes   Kevin Souza replaces Derek Campos in Saturday’s Bellator 152 main event MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn reported Monday that Bellator has signed UFC veteran Kevin Souza, and he will replace Derek Campos in the main…

March 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Wanderlei Silva ends retirement to sign with Bellator MMA  After close to a two-year retirement, Pride FC legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to terms on a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA according to ESPN. Silva (35-12-1) was initially given a lifetime suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after fleeing a random drug test before…

June 16th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator 138 emanates from the Scottrade Center from St Louis, Missouri on Friday night. Along with two of the biggest names in MMA headlining the evenings card, this event also features a title fight and two former title holders in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Here’s five reasons to tune into Bellator 138. Legend vs. Internet Sensation …

June 10th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 188 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. What are you…

June 8th, 2015
James Lynch

Looking to extend his winning streak to eight straight, Daniel Weichel competes for the Bellator 145 pound title on June 19th against champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 138 in St Louis. The Bellator Season 10 featherweight tournament winner spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 108 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics.   Georgi Karakhanyan initially…

June 7th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 108 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC featherweight Charles Rosa joins the show to talk about his UFC 188 showdown against Yair Rodriguez on Saturday. Then we’re joined by MMA filmmaker Bobby Razak to discuss his latest film on former PRIDE/UFC heavyweight Mark Kerr. Finally we’re…

June 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

With a 5-2 record in Bellator, featherweight Matt Bessette was surprised when the Viacom owned promotion decided not to renew his contract earlier this year. But that hasn’t stopped the Hartford native from keeping busy, as Bessette returns to the cage June 12th against Khama Worthy at CES 29. Fighting back and proving his critics…

January 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rubber match that no one wanted. Bellator MMA yesterday announced that Daniel Straus’ first title defence of the Bellator featherweight championship will come against the man he just beat for the belt two months ago, Pat Curran. The two will tango at Bellator 112, which takes place March 14 in Hammond, IN. My first…

September 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Whenever fans or the media talk about the top featherweight fighters on the planet, one of the names who is almost never brought up but who really should be is Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, who takes on UFC vet Diego Nunes in the main event of Friday night’s Bellator 99. This is despite the fact “Pitbull”…

January 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 85 UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California Thursday, January 17, 2013 Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (-120) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (-110) Fight Breakdown: The first of two Bellator world title fights scheduled for Bellator’s debut on Spike TV sees featherweight champ Pat Curran put his title on the line for the first time since…