Bellator 277: Patricio Pitbull Gets Revenge, Reclaims Title
AJ McKee and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire shared the octagon for the second time.
But this time, it was Freire who came out on top by unanimous decision.
But not everyone agreed with that result.
In the final round, McKee earned two takedowns and landed more significant strikes. However, on one of the judge’s scorecards, Freire earned four rounds.
This time it went all 5️⃣ rounds.@PatricioPitbull remains 6-0 in rematches, whilst handing AJ McKee his first EVER defeat.
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— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 18, 2022
McKee suffered his first-ever loss.
McKee and Freire first fought at Bellator 263, where McKee submitted the Brazilian in the first round.
In the co-main event, Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson’s battle ended up as no contest after an accidental head clash. Anderson was winning the bout.
Many people think that judges should give this victory to Anderson.
Aaron Pico earned third round knockout against Adli Edwards. Linton Vassell dominated against Tim Johnson and earned victory using his ground and pound.
Check the rest of the results below:
- Patricio Pitbull def AJ McKee Jr. Unanimous Dec
- Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson Ends in a No Contest
- Aaron Pico def Adli Edwards KO/TKO, 0:55 R3
- Linton Vassell def Tim Johnson KO/TKO, 4:21 R1
- Tyson Miller def Rhalan Gracie KO/TKO, 5:00 R1
- Tyrell Fortune def Rakim Cleveland KO/TKO, 1:38 R1
- D. Yagshimuradov def Rafael Carvalho KO/TKO, 4:04 R2
- Bobby Seronio III def Calob Ramirez KO/TKO, 2:14 R2
- Gaston Bolaños def Daniel Carey KO/TKO, 4:59 R1
- Kyle Crutchmer def Michael Lombardo Unanimous Dec
- E. De Los Santos def Alberto Mendez Unanimous Dec
- Rogelio Luna def S. Hernandez KO/TKO, 4:48 R3
- Laird Anderson def JT Donaldson Sub, 2:44 R1
- Theo Haig def Alan Benson Sub, 2:08 R1