Patrício Freire says the success of Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez at the UFC shows “the power of Bellator.”
Chandler made a great UFC debut last weekend at UFC 257. He brutally knocked out a typical durable Dan Hooker with a punch in the first round... Heading to the UFC, there were many question marks about the former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, but Chandler’s victory over Hooker showed he was an elite fighter. And if you like Chandler, remember that the Pitbull knocked him out in June 2019. Both men have proven that Bellator is home to some of the sports elite.
In addition to Chandler, Eddie Alvarez is another successful UFC former Bellator champion who won the lightweight title in 2016. Between Alvarez and Chandler, they show that Bellator’s best fighters can hang with the UFC. And although Pitbull doesn’t like him, Brazilians have to admit to Chandler and Alvarez a little credit for showing “the power of Bellator” as he says.
“Everyone knows I don’t like Chandler and I don’t support him, but he shows the power of Bellator, as Eddie Alvarez did,” Pitbull said. It was. Marcelo Alonso on Sherdog.com..
Pitbull is Bellator’s featherweight and lightweight champion. He is currently waiting for his next date at Bellator Cage against Emmanuel Sanchez in the featherweight tournament semifinals. Winning Sanchez prepares you for a big battle with undefeated prospect AJ McKee at the Grand Prix finale.
But while the Pitbull has had a lot of success in the Octagon, don’t expect to soon join Chandler and Alvarez as former UFC Bellator champions. Sources near the Pitbull camp confirmed that he had “some” battles left in the Bellator contract. But in this sport, we don’t know what will happen in the future.
Do you think Patrício Freire will join Michael Chandler in the UFC, or do you think he will continue to consolidate his legacy at Bellator?
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Patrício Freire: The success of Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez showing “the power of Bellator”
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