The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, current Bellator Fw and Lw champion Patricio Freire entered this fight with a professional mma record of 30-4-0 (70% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Alexander Volkanovski). Patricio ‘Pitbull’ lost to Benson Henderson in 2016 (Henderson vs Freire) but then he has won five bouts defeating Michael Chandler (Michael Chandler vs Patricio Freire) and Juan Archuleta in his last two (Patricio Freire vs Juan Archuleta).
His opponent, Pedro Carvalho, has an official record of 11-3-0 (73% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.25 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2015, against Wisma Lima and Adenir Araujo, but then he has won six fights beating Derek Campos and Sam Sicilia in 2019. Carvalho vs Pitbull Freire, main event of the Bellator 252, is the quarter-final of the Bellator Fw World Grand Prix and it is valid for the Bellator featherweight title (Freire’s fourth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Featherweight Championship
Pitbull’s previous fight: Patricio Freire vs Juan Archuleta
Pitbull Freire vs Carvalho full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)