JUST. LIKE. THAT.
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 13, 2020
Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho is in the books.
Freire put the Bellator Featherweight Championship on the line against Carvalho inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This also served as a quarterfinal bout in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. The title fight headlined Bellator 252.
It was clear early on that “Pitbull’s” striking was too much for Carvalho to handle. Freire kept finding a home for the right hand. He had Carvalho down and went for the rear-naked choke but Carvalho got back up. Freire landed a clean right hand that put Carvalho to sleep in the first round.
Freire now moves on in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. He will meet Emmanuel Sanchez next in a semifinal bout.
Catch highlights of Freire’s knockout win over Carvalho above (via CBS Sports Network).