Patricky Pitbull News
Patricky Pitbull unsure Bellator lightweight tournament will continue after PFL sale: "Losing $2 million"
Josh Evanoff - November 17, 2023
Patricio Pitbull slams Illinois commission, scolds Bellator after brother Patricky is forced to wait over 5 hours for medical attention (Photo)
Fernando Quiles - November 20, 2022
Patricky Freire vows to reclaim Bellator lightweight gold following lopsided loss to Usman Nurmagomedov: “It won't happen again”
Fernando Quiles - November 20, 2022
Patricky Freire relishing in underdog status against Usman Nurmagomedov at Bellator 288: "It motivates me a lot"
Josh Evanoff - November 17, 2022
Video | Paulo Costa, Patricky Pitbull and social media star Liver King have eating contest at Bellator 286 weigh-ins
Josh Evanoff - September 30, 2022
Liver King reigned supreme at the Bellator 286 weigh-ins earlier today. The social media star has seen a massive uptick in popularity over the last year. Liver King, real name Brian Johnson, has gone viral on platforms such as TikTok for his unique diet. That diet being, you guessed it, eating insane amounts of the liver.
Patricky Pitbull to defend lightweight title vs. Usman Nurmagomedov at Bellator 288
Josh Evanoff - August 11, 2022
Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull has his first assignment as champion. He will face Usman Nurmagomedov at Bellator 288 in November. The Brazilian captured the Bellator lightweight strap with a knockout win over Peter Queally in November 2021. The win avenged a previous defeat to the Irishman from that May. With that, Pitbull joined his brother, Patricio, as a Bellator titleholder.
Patricky Pitbull points out next challengers for Bellator lightweight title
Adam D Martin - November 26, 2021
Newly-crowned Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull pointed out the next challengers for his Bellator lightweight title. Pitbull recently won Bellator’s vacant 155lbs title when he knocked out Peter Queally. The belt was recently vacated by his brother Patricio Pitbull, who let go of his lightweight belt in order to focus on his rematch with AJ McKee for the featherweight crown.
Patricio Pitbull issues statement after vacating the Bellator lightweight title
Adam D Martin - October 6, 2021
Former Bellator lightweight champion Patricio Pitbull issued a statement after he decided to vacate his title belt at 155lbs. Pitbull announced on social media on Wednesday in a statement that he is vacating the Bellator lightweight title. Bellator president Scott Coker told The MMA Hour that with the title being vacated, Pitbull’s brother Patricky will now get the vacant title shot. He will meet Peter Queally in a rematch for the belt at Bellator 270 on November 5 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. In his statement, Pitbull explained his decision to give up his belt at 155lbs.
Dustin Poirier receives message from Bellator's Patricky Freire following failed UFC negotiations
Harry Kettle - September 16, 2020
Patricky Freire says he'll have a "surprise" for Conor McGregor at Bellator Dublin
Tom Taylor - August 20, 2020
Patricky Freire says he has a surprise in store for former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor at the upcoming Bellator Dublin card. Freire is scheduled to take on McGregor’s teammate Peter Queally at the Bellator Dublin event, which is scheduled for October 3. The card will feature several other members of Freire’s team taking on fighters from SBG Ireland, where McGregor and Queally both train.
VIDEO | SBG Ireland fighters, Pitbull brothers have confrontation at Bellator press conference
Tom Taylor - March 9, 2020
On Monday, Bellator MMA held a press conference featuring a host of the stars of its upcoming shows — including the “Pitbull” brothers Patricio and Patricky Freire and several fighters from the famed SBG Ireland camp, such as James Gallagher, Pedro Carvalho and Peter Queally. Things nearly got physical between these two groups at the culmination of this press conference.
VIDEO | Patricky Freire scores nasty soccer kick KO over Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 20
Harry Kettle - December 31, 2019
Patricky Freire secured his place in the final of the Lightweight Grand Prix wit a superb soccer kick knockout over Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 20. Coming into the event the expectation was that Freire would be viewed as one of the favorites, especially after his dominant quarter-final win over Tatsuya Kawajiri back at RIZIN 19 in October. In the semis earlier this evening he was able to live up to the hype in a big way as he finished Gustavo off in less than half a minute.
Patricio Freire vows to kill Michael Chandler under the Bellator MMA banner this April
Chris Taylor - December 15, 2018
Patricio and Patricky Freire were not impressed by the performance of Michael Chandler at last night’s Bellator 212 event in Hawaii. Chandler handed Brent Primus his first career loss in last night’s headliner, thus reclaiming his Bellator lightweight world title.
Bellator 209: Patricio Freire vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - November 16, 2018
Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire: 'I’m ready' for title shot
Cole Shelton - September 23, 2018
Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire believes he should be next-in-line for the lightweight title fight against the champion Brent Primus. Freire is coming off of a knockout win over Roger Huerta in the second-round of Bellator 205. With the win, ‘Pitbull’ set the Bellator record for most finishes by strikes.
Bellator boss Scott Coker says Patricky Freire won't be getting the next lightweight title shot
Tom Taylor - September 26, 2017
Last weekend, in the main event of the stacked Bellator 183, long-time lightweight contender Patricky Freire picked up an impressive – albeit controversial – win over former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Shortly after this win, which registers as one of the best of his career, Freire called for a shot at reigning lightweight champ Brent Primus. “I want the champion,” he said. “I want Brent Primus. Tonight I took down another former champion and I want my shot at that belt. He keeps running from me but now it’s time. I want that belt and after tonight I earned my shot at it. Benson Henderson is a good, tough fighter, but I’ve got my mind on the division title now. You can’t keep running Primus.”
Josh Thomson makes MMA history with commission ruling of controversial fight result
Russell Ess - August 15, 2017
A first in MMA history was made today after the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) had a hearing with MMA veteran Josh Thomson. Thomson met with the commission on Tuesday regarding his controversial loss, which took place back in February against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Freire won by KO in the second round moments after an inadvertent headbutt between the two opponents occurred, which referee Big John McCarthy failed to see during the competition. Prior to Thomson meeting with the commission in person, they had already ruled not to change the outcome of the fight to a no contest. However, Thomson insisted on meeting with them so he could make his case in person to overturn his loss.
Bellator 172 Results: Patricky Pitbull KO's Josh Thomson
Chris Taylor - February 18, 2017
Bellator 172 Results: Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Pitbull A lightweight scrap between Josh Thomson and Patricky Pitbull served as tonight’s Bellator 172 main event in San Jose, California.