Jaleel Willis is a name that might not jump out to you. He’s a former LFA fighter who will be making his Bellator debut on Thursday night at Bellator 249.
Now the man he shares the Bellator cage with is one that does jump out to everyone as it’s Bellator legend Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.
On Tuesday, Willis spoke to MyMMANews and other media outlets at Bellator 249 virtual media day to discuss his Bellator 249 co-main event fight on Thursday night.
You can see his full media day press conference in the video above.
The full Bellator 249 fight card is listed below:
CBS Sports Network / DAZN
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Women’s Featherweight World Title Bout: Cris “Cyborg” (22-2) vs. Arlene Blencowe (13-7)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Patricky “Pitbull” (23-9) vs. Jaleel Willis (13-2)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Ricky Bandejas (13-4) vs. Leandro Higo (19-5)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (23-13) vs. Mandel Nallo (7-1)
Updated Preliminary Card:
Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel / DAZN
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Middleweight Bout: Curtis Millender (18-6) vs. Joe Schilling (4-6)
Heavyweight Bout: Steve Mowry (7-0) vs. Shawn Teed (6-2-1)
Middleweight Bout: Andrew Kapel (15-7) vs. Joseph Creer (7-1-1)
Welterweight Bout: Kyle Crutchmer (6-0) vs. Kemran Lachinov (9-2)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Christian Edwards (3-0) vs. Hamza Salim (5-3)
140-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Mike Kimbel (3-2) vs. Da’mon Blackshear (7-3)
Welterweight Bout: Aviv Gozali (4-0) vs. Logan Neal (1-0)
Welterweight Bout: Albert Gonzales (1-2) vs. Kastroit Xhema (3-4, 1 NC)