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Patricio Freire

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire
  • Name: Patricio Freire
  • MMA Record: 26-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Pitbull
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1987.07.07
  • Last Fight: April 21, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Pitbull Brothers
  • Height: 5'5" (166cm) | Reach: 65.0" (165cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $170,000 USD
  • Born: Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Patricio Freire MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Daniel Weichel Bellator 188 2017.11.16
Reason: Freire Knee Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
0:37 Round 2 of 5, 5:37 Total

Us Daniel Straus
25-4-0 25-6-0

Us Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2017.04.21
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#47 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
2:26 Round 2 of 3, 7:26 Total

Us Benson Henderson
25-3-0 23-6-0

Us Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.08.26
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
4:09 Round 2 of 3, 9:09 Total

Us Henry Corrales
24-3-0 12-2-0

Us Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.04.22
Odds: -425 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Cancelled Bout John Teixeira Bellator 153 2016.04.22
Reason: Teixeira Rib Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Daniel Straus
24-2-0 24-6-0

Us Bellator 145: Vengeance
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2015.11.06
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:32 Round 2 of 5, 5:32 Total

De Daniel Weichel
23-2-0 35-8-0

Us Bellator 138: Unfinished Business
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2015.06.19
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.9 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#25 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
#38 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Cancelled Bout Georgi Karakhanyan Bellator 138 2015.06.19
Reason: Karakhanyan Torn ACL
Win | Submission | Choke
4:49 Round 4 of 5, 19:49 Total

Us Daniel Straus
22-2-0 23-5-0

Us Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2015.01.16
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.3 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#11 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Pat Curran
21-2-0 20-5-0

Us Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2014.09.05
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
#43 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Cancelled Bout Pat Curran Bellator 121 2014.06.06
Reason: Curran Right Calf Strain
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Wilcox
20-2-0 13-5-0

Us Bellator 108: Rampage vs. Beltran
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2013.11.15
Odds: -750 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Gasper Oliver
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Fabrício Guerreiro
19-2-0 19-2-0

Us Bellator 103: Pitbull vs. Guerreiro
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2013.10.11
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Br Diego Nunes
18-2-0 18-4-0

Us Bellator 99: Nunes vs. Pitbull
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2013.09.13
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 2 of 3, 5:54 Total

Us Jared Downing
17-2-0 9-2-0

Us Bellator 97: Chandler vs. Rickels
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.07.31
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.1 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Raul Porrata
Cancelled Bout Rob Emerson Bellator 97 2013.07.31
Reason: Emerson Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Pat Curran
17-1-0 17-4-0

Us Bellator 85
Main Card | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2013.01.17
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Cancelled Bout Pat Curran Bellator 73 2012.08.24
Reason: Curran Broken Orbital Bone
Cancelled Bout Joe Warren Bellator 47 2011.07.23
Reason: Freire Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Daniel Straus
16-1-0 16-3-0

Us Bellator 45
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2011.05.21
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:29 Round 3 of 3, 13:29 Total

Br Wilson Reis
15-1-0 12-2-0

Us Bellator 41
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2011.04.16
Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#45 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:56 Round 3 of 3, 10:56 Total

Us Georgi Karakhanyan
14-1-0 14-2-1

Us Bellator 37
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joe Warren
14-0-0 4-1-0

Us Bellator 23
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2010.06.24
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#18 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Wilson Reis
13-0-0 10-1-0

Us Bellator 18
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2010.05.13
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Leglock
2:01 Round 1 of 3

Ca William Romero
12-0-0 6-0-0

Us Bellator 15
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2010.04.22
Odds: -318 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke

Pe Johnny Iwasaki

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2009.12.05
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Vinicius Zani

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2009.09.26
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Br Giovani Diniz

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2009.08.13
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Br Gleristone Santos

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2009.04.02
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Fernando Vieira

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2008.06.05
Win | Submission | Leglock

Br Paulo Dantas

Br Ceara Regional

2007.09.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Jadyson Costa

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2007.07.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Rafael Silva

Br Ceara Regional

2006.04.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Br João Paulo Rodrigues

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.09.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tarcisco Locka

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.02.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Marlon Silva

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2004.10.21
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Dida Dida

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2004.03.09

Patricio Freire Wiki Update 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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