The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and current Bellator fw champion Patricio Freire entered this fight with a professional record of 26-4-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Max Holloway). Patricio ‘Pitbull’ lost to Benson Henderson in 2016 (Henderson vs Freire) but he came back to win with Daniel Straus in 2017 (Daniel Straus vs Patricio Freire 4).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former M-1 Global Lw champion Daniel Weichel, has a mma record of 39-9-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.18 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced for the first time Patricio Freire in 2015 (Freire vs Weichel), after this bout he has won four consecutive fights defeating Brian Moore (Weichel vs Moore) and John Teixeira da Conceicao in the last two (Daniel Weichel vs John Teixeira). Pitbull Freire vs Weichel 2, main event of Bellator 203, is valid for the Bellator featherweight title (Freire’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 203: Pitbull vs Weichel 2
Where: Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Featherweight Championship title
Freire’s previous fight: Daniel Straus vs Patricio Freire 4
Weichel’s previous fight: Daniel Weichel vs John Teixeira
Freire’s next fight: Patricio Freire vs Emmanuel Sanchez
Weichel’s next fight: Daniel Weichel vs Goiti Yamauchi
Freire vs Weichel 2 full fight video:
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Official video (USA)