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Patricio Pitbull

Patricio Pitbull

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Patricio Freire
  • Pro MMA Record: 35-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 1987-07-07 | Date of Birth: 1987.07.07
  • Last Fight: July 30, 2023 in RFF
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Pitbull Brothers
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 65.5" (166cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $620,000 USD
  • Born: Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Patricio Pitbull MMA Fight Record

Pro MMA Statistics
Record: 35-7-0
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  • 2024.02.24
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    PFL vs. Bellator · Braga Withdrew
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • 2024.02.24
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    PFL vs. Bellator · Pinedo Withdrew
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
    Odds: +100 · Near Even
  • Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Catchweight · 70 kg (154.0 lbs)
  • 35-5-0 22-5-0
    2023.06.16
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    Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship
    Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Bantamweight · 135 lbs (61.2 kg) · Weigh-In 134.2 lbs (60.9 kgs)
    Odds: -190 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Kevin MacDonald
  • Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 66 kg (145.0 lbs) · Weigh-In 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
    Odds: -500 · Heavy Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 33-5-0 18-1-0
    2022.10.01
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.6 lbs (65.6 kgs)
    Odds: -150 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 32-5-0 18-0-0
    2022.04.15
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    Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.6 lbs (65.6 kgs)
    Odds: +250 · Moderate Underdog
    Referee: Jason Herzog
    Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base
  • Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -110 · Near Even
    Referee: Mike Beltran
  • Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.1 lbs (65.4 kgs)
    Odds: -250 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: Todd Anderson
  • 30-4-0 11-3-0
    2020.11.12
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.7 lbs (65.6 kgs)
    Odds: -660 · Huge Favorite
    Referee: Mike Beltran
  • 2020.03.13
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    Bellator 241 · Event Cancelled due to Coronavirus
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
    Odds: -1000 · Huge Favorite
  • 29-4-0 23-1-0
    2019.09.28
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.9 lbs (65.7 kgs)
    Odds: -130 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
    Disclosed Pay: $200,000 Base
  • 28-4-0 19-4-0
    2019.05.11
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    Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Lightweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Lightweight · 155 lbs (70.3 kg) · Weigh-In 154.7 lbs (70.2 kgs)
    Odds: +155 · Slight Underdog
    Referee: Rob Madrigal
  • 27-4-0 17-3-0
    2018.11.15
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -125 · Slight Favorite
  • 26-4-0 39-9-0
    2018.07.14
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs)
  • 2017.11.16
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    Bellator 188 · Freire Knee Injury
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs)
    Odds: +125 · Slight Underdog
    Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • 25-3-0 23-6-0
    2016.08.26
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    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Lightweight · 155 lbs (70.3 kg) · Weigh-In 155.4 lbs (70.5 kgs)
    Odds: +195 · Moderate Underdog
    Referee: John McCarthy
    Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base
  • Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
    Odds: -425 · Heavy Favorite
    Referee: Kevin MacDonald
  • 2016.04.22
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    Bellator 153 · Teixeira Rib Injury
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • 24-2-0 24-6-0
    2015.11.06
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -115 · Near Even
    Referee: John McCarthy
  • 23-2-0 35-8-0
    2015.06.19
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    Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Co-Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.9 lbs (65.7 kgs)
    Odds: -280 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: John McCarthy
  • 2015.06.19
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    Bellator 138 · Karakhanyan Torn ACL
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • Title Bout: Champion · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.3 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -200 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: John McCarthy
    Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus)
  • 21-2-0 20-5-0
    2014.09.05
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    Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
    Odds: -140 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Kevin MacDonald
  • 2014.06.06
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    Bellator 121 · Curran Right Calf Strain
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • 20-2-0 13-5-0
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    2013.11.15
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    Title Bout: Tournament Championship
    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)
    scale Pitbull Weight Above Contracted Limit
    Odds: -750 · Huge Favorite
    Referee: Gasper Oliver
  • 19-2-0 19-2-0
    2013.10.11
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    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs)
    Odds: -1000 · Huge Favorite
    Referee: John McCarthy
  • 18-2-0 18-4-0
    2013.09.13
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    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)
    Odds: -240 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: John McCarthy
  • 17-2-0 9-2-0
    2013.07.31
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    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.1 lbs (65.8 kgs)
    Odds: -550 · Heavy Favorite
    Referee: Raul Porrata
  • 2013.07.31
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    Bellator 97 · Emerson Injury
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • 17-1-0 17-4-0
    2013.01.17
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    Title Bout: Challenger · Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 5 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -115 · Near Even
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 2012.08.24
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    Bellator 73 · Curran Broken Orbital Bone
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
    Odds: +110 · Near Even
  • 2011.07.23
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    Bellator 47 · Freire Hand Injury
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • 16-1-0 16-3-0
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    2011.05.21
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    Title Bout: Vacant · Tournament Championship
    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)
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    Odds: -125 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 15-1-0 12-2-0
    2011.04.16
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    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)
    Odds: -340 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 14-1-0 14-2-1
    2011.03.19
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    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
    Odds: -240 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 14-0-0 4-1-0
    2010.06.24
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    Title Bout: Vacant · Tournament Championship
    Billing: Main Event
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs)
    Odds: -135 · Slight Favorite
    Referee: Jason Herzog
  • 13-0-0 10-1-0
    2010.05.13
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    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs)
    Odds: -115 · Near Even
    Referee: Jason Herzog
    Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus)
  • 12-0-0 6-0-0
    2010.04.22
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    Billing: Main Card
    Duration: 3 x 5 Minute Rounds
    Weight: Featherweight · 145 lbs (65.8 kg) · Weigh-In 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs)
    Odds: -318 · Moderate Favorite
    Referee: Kevin Mulhall
    Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus)
  • 11-0-0 8-1-0
    Win
    Rio de Janeiro Regional
    2009.12.05
  • 10-0-0 0-0-0
    Win
    Sao Paulo Regional
    2009.09.26
  • 9-0-0 9-3-0
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2009.08.13
  • 8-0-0 12-1-0
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2009.04.02
  • 7-0-0 3-0-0
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2008.06.05
  • 6-0-0 16-3-0
    Win
    Ceara Regional
    2007.09.27
  • 5-0-0 4-3-1
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2007.07.05
  • 4-0-0 0-0-0
    Win
    Ceara Regional
    2006.04.06
  • 3-0-0 3-0-0
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2005.09.08
  • Tarcisco Locka
    2-0-0 N/A
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2005.02.24
  • 1-0-0 6-0-0
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2004.10.21
  • Dida Dida
    0-0-0 N/A
    Win
    Rio Grande do Norte Regional
    2004.03.09

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Patricio Pitbull Wiki

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire made his MMA debut while still a teenager, at only 17 years old.  He won his first bout via TKO in the first round and never looked back.  Freire has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains with Team Nogueira.  After dismantling the local Brazilian MMA circuit, going undefeated at 12-0 and finishing all but two fights, Bellator Fighting Championships signed him to compete in their next season's tournament. 


Freire's Bellator FC debut came at Bellator 15, where he quickly submitted William Romero via heel hook in round one.  He would go on to reach the finals, but ultimately lose a very close split decision in the finals to Joe Warren at Bellator 23. Pitbull, as many call him, joined the season 4 tournament and would go on to finish every fight leading up to the finals and ultimately win a decision over Daniel Straus to claim the tournament championship and the right to challenge Joe Warren for his Championship belt. 

 
Training for his title shot, Freire broke his hand and had to pull out of the fight.  Pat Curran would go on to face Joe Warren and take the belt from Warren via KO.  Freire was then scheduled to fight Curran for the title, but the injury bug would hit again, this time for his opponent who suffered a broken orbital bone. Patricio is now slated to finally get his title shot at Bellator 85 against Curran. When they fight, it will have been just under twenty two months since he last fought and won the tournament.


At Bellator 85, Pitbull came up short in his title shot as defending champion Pat Curran won via split decision. 


After putting together another win streak of 4 fights, Pitbull once again challenged champion Pat Curran to a rematch at Bellator 123. This time the result came out differently as Friere walked away with the decision and the Bellator Featherweight Championship. 


Friere's next fight would also be his first title defense as he faced Daniel Straus at Bellator 132. In a competitive fight it was Friere who would walk away victorious as he submitted Straus with a rear naked choke in the fourth round to defend his Featherweight championship.


Friere's second title defense was against Daniel Weichel at Bellator 138 on June 19, 2015. His original opponent was set to be Georgi Karakhanyan in a rematch of their Bellator 37 contest, but Karakhanyan suffered a torn ACL and Weichel was brought in as his replacement. In the opening round Weichel came out aggressively and succeeded in dropping the champion at the end of the first round. The first thirty seconds of the second round mirrored the end of the first, with Weichel coming out looking for the finish with strikes. At the thirty-second mark of the second round Friere landed with a devastating counter left hook that dropped Weichel and ended the fight via KO. The win marked Friere's second successful defense of his Featherweight crown.

Last updated 07.04.2015, 1:22 AM ET
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