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Bellator Returns To Newcastle With Patricky Freire vs. Ryan Scope, Plus Aaron Chalmers

Bellator MMA will be heading back to Newcastle, where it will be pitting one of its stars, Patricky Freire, against a hometown champion in Ryan Scope.
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Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
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Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
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Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
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Patricky Freire Is Banging Against the Bellator Ceiling and It’s Sad

There was a Bellator double-header this weekend, and on the second night – in the main event of Bellator 203 – featherweight champ Patricky “Pitbull” Freire beat Daniel Weichel. It was a close fight, with Freire winning by split decision. But this was the second time the Brazilian slugger beat Weichel, and the match-up itself speaks volumes as to where Freire is in the organizational food-chain and what the future may hold.

Folks, Pitbull is banging against the Bellator ceiling, and it’s kind of sad.

The champ is, of course, the best of Bellator’s featherweights. And he’s done well avenging whatever losses he’s accrued during his long career with the promotion. He beat Daniel Straus pretty convincingly, and though he lost to Benson Henderson, it was something of an injury fluke, so there’s no need to retread over that ground.

But what’s next? More rematches with dudes he’s beaten?

What Freire needs is obvious. He needs a superfight. A match-up that transcends divisional rankings, and sparks the interest of the general public more than ever before.

Consider what winning the belts of two divisions did for Conor McGregor. Or what it’s doing for Daniel Cormier. Consider what fighting Royce Gracie did for Matt Hughes. Or what fighting James Toney did for Randy Couture.

Freire has essentially cleared out the featherweight division, but he’s stuck fighting on Bellator cards in Rome, Italy, because no one gives a crap about him. And that sucks, because he’s clearly a great fighter.

He deserves more.

Anyway, here’s a pic of former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov wrecking some dude on the Bellator 203 with a spinning back-kick in a little over a minute.

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Patricky Freire Is Banging Against the Bellator Ceiling and It’s Sad

There was a Bellator double-header this weekend, and on the second night – in the main event of Bellator 203 – featherweight champ Patricky “Pitbull” Freire beat Daniel Weichel. It was a close fight, with Freire winning by split decision. But this was the second time the Brazilian slugger beat Weichel, and the match-up itself speaks volumes as to where Freire is in the organizational food-chain and what the future may hold.

Folks, Pitbull is banging against the Bellator ceiling, and it’s kind of sad.

The champ is, of course, the best of Bellator’s featherweights. And he’s done well avenging whatever losses he’s accrued during his long career with the promotion. He beat Daniel Straus pretty convincingly, and though he lost to Benson Henderson, it was something of an injury fluke, so there’s no need to retread over that ground.

But what’s next? More rematches with dudes he’s beaten?

What Freire needs is obvious. He needs a superfight. A match-up that transcends divisional rankings, and sparks the interest of the general public more than ever before.

Consider what winning the belts of two divisions did for Conor McGregor. Or what it’s doing for Daniel Cormier. Consider what fighting Royce Gracie did for Matt Hughes. Or what fighting James Toney did for Randy Couture.

Freire has essentially cleared out the featherweight division, but he’s stuck fighting on Bellator cards in Rome, Italy, because no one gives a crap about him. And that sucks, because he’s clearly a great fighter.

He deserves more.

Anyway, here’s a pic of former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov wrecking some dude on the Bellator 203 with a spinning back-kick in a little over a minute.

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Patricky Freire Is Banging Against the Bellator Ceiling and It’s Sad

There was a Bellator double-header this weekend, and on the second night – in the main event of Bellator 203 – featherweight champ Patricky “Pitbull” Freire beat Daniel Weichel. It was a close fight, with Freire winning by split decision. But this was the second time the Brazilian slugger beat Weichel, and the match-up itself speaks volumes as to where Freire is in the organizational food-chain and what the future may hold.

Folks, Pitbull is banging against the Bellator ceiling, and it’s kind of sad.

The champ is, of course, the best of Bellator’s featherweights. And he’s done well avenging whatever losses he’s accrued during his long career with the promotion. He beat Daniel Straus pretty convincingly, and though he lost to Benson Henderson, it was something of an injury fluke, so there’s no need to retread over that ground.

But what’s next? More rematches with dudes he’s beaten?

What Freire needs is obvious. He needs a superfight. A match-up that transcends divisional rankings, and sparks the interest of the general public more than ever before.

Consider what winning the belts of two divisions did for Conor McGregor. Or what it’s doing for Daniel Cormier. Consider what fighting Royce Gracie did for Matt Hughes. Or what fighting James Toney did for Randy Couture.

Freire has essentially cleared out the featherweight division, but he’s stuck fighting on Bellator cards in Rome, Italy, because no one gives a crap about him. And that sucks, because he’s clearly a great fighter.

He deserves more.

Anyway, here’s a pic of former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov wrecking some dude on the Bellator 203 with a spinning back-kick in a little over a minute.

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Patricky Freire Is Banging Against the Bellator Ceiling and It’s Sad

There was a Bellator double-header this weekend, and on the second night – in the main event of Bellator 203 – featherweight champ Patricky “Pitbull” Freire beat Daniel Weichel. It was a close fight, with Freire winning by split decision. But this was the second time the Brazilian slugger beat Weichel, and the match-up itself speaks volumes as to where Freire is in the organizational food-chain and what the future may hold.

Folks, Pitbull is banging against the Bellator ceiling, and it’s kind of sad.

The champ is, of course, the best of Bellator’s featherweights. And he’s done well avenging whatever losses he’s accrued during his long career with the promotion. He beat Daniel Straus pretty convincingly, and though he lost to Benson Henderson, it was something of an injury fluke, so there’s no need to retread over that ground.

But what’s next? More rematches with dudes he’s beaten?

What Freire needs is obvious. He needs a superfight. A match-up that transcends divisional rankings, and sparks the interest of the general public more than ever before.

Consider what winning the belts of two divisions did for Conor McGregor. Or what it’s doing for Daniel Cormier. Consider what fighting Royce Gracie did for Matt Hughes. Or what fighting James Toney did for Randy Couture.

Freire has essentially cleared out the featherweight division, but he’s stuck fighting on Bellator cards in Rome, Italy, because no one gives a crap about him. And that sucks, because he’s clearly a great fighter.

He deserves more.

Anyway, here’s a pic of former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov wrecking some dude on the Bellator 203 with a spinning back-kick in a little over a minute.

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Patricky Freire Is Banging Against the Bellator Ceiling and It’s Sad

There was a Bellator double-header this weekend, and on the second night – in the main event of Bellator 203 – featherweight champ Patricky “Pitbull” Freire beat Daniel Weichel. It was a close fight, with Freire winning by split decision. But this was the second time the Brazilian slugger beat Weichel, and the match-up itself speaks volumes as to where Freire is in the organizational food-chain and what the future may hold.

Folks, Pitbull is banging against the Bellator ceiling, and it’s kind of sad.

The champ is, of course, the best of Bellator’s featherweights. And he’s done well avenging whatever losses he’s accrued during his long career with the promotion. He beat Daniel Straus pretty convincingly, and though he lost to Benson Henderson, it was something of an injury fluke, so there’s no need to retread over that ground.

But what’s next? More rematches with dudes he’s beaten?

What Freire needs is obvious. He needs a superfight. A match-up that transcends divisional rankings, and sparks the interest of the general public more than ever before.

Consider what winning the belts of two divisions did for Conor McGregor. Or what it’s doing for Daniel Cormier. Consider what fighting Royce Gracie did for Matt Hughes. Or what fighting James Toney did for Randy Couture.

Freire has essentially cleared out the featherweight division, but he’s stuck fighting on Bellator cards in Rome, Italy, because no one gives a crap about him. And that sucks, because he’s clearly a great fighter.

He deserves more.

Anyway, here’s a pic of former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov wrecking some dude on the Bellator 203 with a spinning back-kick in a little over a minute.

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VIDEO: Watch Patricky Pitbull Slaughter Ryan Couture

This Friday will bring us another Bellator installment, with Bellator 194 propping up UFC refugees Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione in the main event.

It will be either a pleasing slugfest or displeasing hugfest. But whatever. The real main event is the co-main – Patricky “Pitbull” Freire versus Derek Campos.

Here’s a quick vid of Pitbull and Campos’ greatest hits. Watch and enjoy.

Pitbull has been kicking butt in the organization since 2011, and though he’s never quite gotten to the top of the heap, he’s remained among the elite.

Campos fell to the Brazilian back in 2013, but he’s currently riding a four-fight win streak. Has Campos improved enough to beat back the jiu-jitsu black belt’s best, or will he get TKO’d again? Will Father Time finally make an appearance, and strip away all the durability and explosiveness that have made Pitbull great?

Who knows. I certainly don’t. What I do know is that to build up some hype for Friday night’s rematch, they’ve released Pitbull’s fight against Ryan Couture. And who doesn’t love watching Ryan Couture get creamed?

Seriously, poor Ryan. He had so much to live up to, what with his dad being the legendary Randy Couture (ahem, multiple UFC champ). But whereas ol’ pops was a world-class wrestler when he first entered into the cage, young Ryan had no such background. He was just a tough and skilled dude who learned it all in the gym, and managed only to employ a fraction of that knowledge before his opponents in the cage utterly smashed him.

Which is what Pitbull did to him back at Bellator 148.

Whether or not Pitbull still has the juice to beat Campos again at Bellator 194 is a question that will have to wait to be answered. In the meantime, let’s soak up this ultra-violent beatdown, shall we?

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