Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-07-30, pretty good finish but it is not enough to get three stars: the mma bout Patricky Freire vs Roberto Satoshi de Souza gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
de Souza vs Pitbull Freire is scheduled to take place Sunday, July 30th, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama (Japan), in a 5-round lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening “Bellator MMA vs Rizin 2” and it is the quarter-final of the Bellator lightweight World Grand Prix tournament. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Patricky Freire record
The black belt in Bjj and former Bellator lw champ Patricky Freire entered this fight with a professional mma record of 24-11-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 lightweight in the world.
He won just one out of his last four bouts, against Peter Queally in their rematch (Peter Queally vs Patricky Freire 2); after this fight he has lost to Usman Nurmagomedov (Patricky Freire vs Usman Nurmagomedov).
Roberto Satoshi de Souza record
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and current Rizin Lw champion Roberto Satoshi de Souza (who replaces AJ McKee), has an official record of 15-2-0 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.23 in the lightweight division.
He lost to AJ McKee last year (AJ McKee vs Roberto Satoshi de Souza) but he came back to win with Spike Carlyle in May 2023.
Here is the Bellator MMA vs Rizin 2 ORRR Pitbull Freire vs de Souza full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Patricky Freire vs Roberto Satoshi de Souza
Kyoji Horiguchi vs Makoto Takahashi
Kana Watanabe vs Veta Arteaga
Magomed Magomedov vs Danny Sabatello
Andrey Koreshkov vs Lorenz Larkin
Mikuru Asakura vs Vugar Keramov
Juan Archuleta vs Hiromasa Ougikubo
Seika Izawa vs Claire Lopez
Patrício Pitbull vs Chihiro Suzuki
Tofiq Musayev vs Akira Okada
Kenta Takizawa vs Shinobu Ota
Daichi Abe vs Igor Tanabe
Yuki Ito vs Hiroya Kondo
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the Bellator MMA vs Rizin 2 pre-fight press conference video, featuring Roberto Satoshi de Souza and Patricky Freire, from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Bellator MMA vs Rizin 2: Pitbull Freire vs de Souza weigh-in from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Patricky Freire vs Roberto Satoshi de Souza as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Pitbull Freire vs de Souza fight?
Patricky Freire defeated Roberto Satoshi de Souza via TKO at 0:49, round 3.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the Bellator MMA vs Rizin 2 post-fight interview video of Patricky Freire and Roberto Satoshi de Souza.