Ancasville, Connecticut – Patrício Freire Having been with Bellator for over 10 years, the lightweight, featherweight champion of promotion thinks it’s just the beginning.
“Pitbull”, which was recently selected as the number one pound for pound fighter in the promotion, decorates the headline Bellator 255 Against Emmanuel Sanchez on Friday.
It’s given the respect he deserves, but it could bring even more benefits. In fact, Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) sees his Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix semifinals as the beginning of a bigger and better chapter in his career.
Freire told MMA Junkie through an interpreter on Wednesday. “… For me, this is just the beginning. I’ve been programming this since I started this MMA game. I’m here to break all the records. This is Patrício” It’s just the beginning of “Pitbull”. “
Freire, 33, is undergoing a rigorous test right in front of him for his second match against Sanchez (20-4 MMA, 12-3 BMMA). The two featherweights squared at Bellator 209 in November 2018, and Freire won the unanimous decision. The battle was repeated many times, full of action, and received high praise from promotion president Scott Coker.
“This guy is putting more pressure than anyone I’ve ever felt,” Freire said. “He’s putting a lot of pressure on this game. He’s a warrior and always brings war. It’s not his diss. This guy is fighting and I don’t underestimate him. . “
If he passes Sanchez, Freire will face AJ McKee, who is already in the Grand Prix Final. Freire and McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 BMMA) have long exchanged language through social media and interviews. Knowing that a grudge match is waiting for him on the other side, Freire becomes even more enthusiastic about securing his place in the final of the 16-man tournament.
“It’s always great to beat someone undefeated, the guy in the AJ McKee final,” Freire said. “But this is my division, my belt, my grand prix, my million dollars, my legend. The only thing he lacks as an undefeated fighter is defeat. I give him that I’m going to be the giver. Everyone knows when I beat him. I’m the best fighter in the world. “
Freire needs to work on Friday to get to McKee. If you enjoy an action-packed battle, Freire says his rematch vs. Sanchez will deliver the goods.
“If you like violence, stay tuned as this will be one of the most violent wars of the year,” Freire said.
Bellator 255 will take place on Friday at the Mohigan Sun Arena in Ancasville, Connecticut. The entire card is streamed in MMA junkie.
– MMA Sports
Patrício “Pitbull” calls Bellator 255 “just the beginning”
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