Patricky “Pitbull” talks Bellator semi-finals vs. Imada, controversial loss to Chiquerim

Bellator lightweight Patricky “Pitbull” Freire discusses his win over Rob McCullough, his April 2 fight vs. Toby Imada, and the controversy behind his loss to UFC veteran Willamy “Chiquerim.”

Mann Talk – Bellator 37 Predictions

Bellator is back and that means Richard Mann is breaking out the crystal ball once again. Saturday’s card features veterans from the UFC, WEC and Elite XC and top prospects.

Bellator 37 official weigh-in/pre-fight press conference scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CST Friday, March 18th at The Hyatt Place Oklahoma City – Northwest

Oklahoma City, OK – (March 17, 2011) — The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator Fighting Championships’ Saturday evening event at the Lucky Star Casino will take place FRIDAY at 5:00 p.m. CST in Meeting Room 1 at the Hyatt Place, 1511 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. Participants include all 18 competitors in … Read more

“Pitbull Brothers” join forces as Patricky “Pitbull” Freire enters Bellator season 4 lightweight tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 11, 2011) –Bellator Fighting Championships have reunited “The Pitbull Brothers,” as the promotion has confirmed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Patricky “Pitbull” Freire as a participant in the upcoming Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament, which will air LIVE on MTV2 starting in March. His brother Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has already been confirmed for … Read more

Joe Warren recounts “12 hours from hell” prior to his featherweight tournament victory at Bellator 23

Joe Warren was almost not able to even participate, much less win his fight against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire due to a case of apparent food poisoning.

Bellator Fighting Championships secures 12-0 Brazilian featherweight phenom Patricio Pitbull

Photo by - Patricio "Pitbull" Freire

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 13, 2010) Bellator Fighting Championships’ search for its next great featherweight has moved south to Brazil, where it was announced today that undefeated MMA phenom Patricio Pitbull has signed a long-term promotional agreement and will compete in Bellator’s Season 2 tournament.

The 23-year-old Pitbull is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is known throughout his home country for his devastating striking ability. He boasts a perfect 12-0 record with all but two of his fights finishing via KO, TKO or submission. Six of these 10 early finishes occurred in Round 1.

“In Bellator Season 1, Joe Soto came from nowhere to win our featherweight tournament and a six-figure check in just 90 days” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “I believe Patricio Pitbull has the chance to do the same thing in Season 2. While he may be undiscovered by most U.S. fans, I can tell you that he is the real deal.  I encourage you to go to YouTube and check him out for yourself.”

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