October 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Brazil Series ~ Volume thirty two. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (17-1-0) is a young up and comer within the 145lbs division. A member of Team Nogueira his record speaks for itself with 6 wins by knockout and 7 by submission. Beginning his career fighting in local Brazilian shows such as Leal Combat and Platinum Fight, Pitbull went a perfect 12-0 before being signed to Bellator FC for their 145lbs tournament in 2010. Defeating William Romero with a quick heel hook in the opener and decisioning the tough Wilson Reis in the semi finals. He went on to face American Joe Warren in which he lost a close decision. In 2011 he was invited back into the next Bellator’s 145lb tournament, where he knocked out Georgi Karakhanyan and Wilson Reis going on to soundly beat high level wrestler Daniel Straus. Earning $100k in prize money and a shot at the title versus champion Joe Warren in 2012. What impressed me the most about Patricio Pitbull is how well rounded he is, being able to hang on the ground with top level grapplers, such as Wilson Reis and also being competitive in the wrestling department against high level wrestlers such as Warren and Straus. That and his impressive stand up he is destined to become a future champion.
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