Bellator 255: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Chokes out Emmanuel Sanchez, Advances to GP Final
By FCF Staff
Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire will battle AJ McKee in the finals of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix, thanks to the latest, impressive win he recorded on Friday.
Freire faced Emmanuel Sanchez in the main event of Bellator 255, in a semifinal fight for the tourney. After knocking Sanchez off-balance early in the bout, the featherweight and lightweight champ jumped on a guillotine, which left the challenger unconscious.
With the win, Freire moved his record to 32-4. Sanchez’s now stands at 20-5. A date for the Freire – McKee fight has yet to be determined.
Here are the complete results for Bellator 255, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.
C-Patricio Pitbull (32-4) defeated #2-Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5) via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 3:35 of round one
#6-Jason Jackson (14-4) defeated #3-Neiman Gracie (10-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
#6-Tyrell Fortune (10-1) defeated Jack May (11-8) via TKO (punches) at 3:16 of round one
Usman Nurmagomedov (12-0) defeated Mike Hamel (7-5) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
5-Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) defeated #4-Alejandra Lara (9-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#6-Magomed Magomedov (18-1) defeated Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:22 of round two
Mandel Nallo (8-1) defeated Ricardo Seixas (9-3) via knockout (strikes) at 3:23 of round one
Khalid Murtazaliev (15-2) defeated Fabio Aguiar (17-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gonzalez (6-0) defeated Roger Huerta (24-13-1) via submission (strikes) at 3:01 of round three
Jose Augusto (17-1) defeated Jonathan Wilson (9-3) via submission (head and arm choke) at 4:58 of round one
Roman Faraldo (5-0) defeated Trevor Gudde (2-2) via TKO 1:30 of round one
Jordan Newman (3-0) defeated Branko Busick (2-2) via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of round two