Headlining the event is a much anticipated featherweight title clash between the greatest fighter in Bellator history, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire, who faces their No. 2 ranked featherweight contender Emmanuel Sanchez for the second time.
This is a semi-final bout of the Bellator Featherweight Gran Prix.
Their first bout showed Freire defeat Sanchez via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-47), as he made his second consecutive, and fourth overall title defense that night back in November of 2018.
‘Pitbull’ has since defended his title twice more, and Sanchez has since gone 3-0 with three dominant performances.
Continue reading to see how this epic gran prix title fight rematch went down:
Official Result: Patricio Freire def. Emmanuel Sanchez via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 3:35 of round one
Pitbull takes the center once the bout starts.
Sanchez is getting his leg kicks going, landing a good deal of them early on. Pitbull remains patient, before opening up with a hard punch combination.
Pitbull throws a couple more combos before putting Sanchez to his back with a hard left hook.
Sanchez appears to be stunned by the strike, but is doing a good job working his way up. However, on his way up, Pitbull catches him in a guillotine choke, and that was all she wrote.
Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire makes the fifth straight defense of his Bellator featherweight championship tonight.