Patricky Freire

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Patricky Freire
Born (1986-01-06) January 6, 1986 (age 31)
Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Other names Pitbull
Residence Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Team Team Nogueira, Pitbull Brothers MMA
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 17
By knockout 11
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 8
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 5
Occupation Mixed martial arts fighter, currently employed by Bellator
Children Leticia R. Perrota Freire
Notable relatives Patricio Freire, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Patricky Freire (born January 6, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. He is the older brother of Bellator Featherweight Champion Patrício Freire. Both brothers often use the moniker "Pitbull".

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Bellator MMA[edit]

After competing in many Brazilian promotions, Freire compiled a 7-1 record before entering the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. He faced former WEC Lightweight Champion, Rob McCullough at Bellator 36 on March 12, 2011 in the opening round of the tournament. He won via TKO in the third round.

Freire went on to face two-time finalist Toby Imada in the semifinal at Bellator 39. Freire defeated Imada via knockout in the first round after landing a brutal flying knee and following up with a flurry of punches which caused Imada to fall to the mat unconscious. The win saw him progress to the final of the tournament where he faced fellow finalist Michael Chandler at Bellator 44. Freire lost via unanimous decision.

Freire next faced Kurt Pellegrino at Bellator 59 on November 26, 2011. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Freire faced Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 76. After a back-and-forth opening minute that saw both fighters rocked, he lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

It was announced that Freire will face Guillaume De Lorenzi in the Bellator 2013 Lightweight Tournament on January 31.[1] Unfortunately, Freire suffered an injury and pulled out of the Lightweight Tournament a few days prior to this fight.[2]

Freire returned to the Bellator cage on September 7, 2013 as he faced Derek Anderson at Bellator 98. Despite winning the first round, Freire lost the fight via unanimous decision.

In March 2014, Freire entered into the Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Yournament, where he faced David Rickels in the opening round at Bellator 113. He won the fight via knockout in the second round. In the semifinals, he faced Derek Campos at Bellator 117. Again he won the fight via TKO in the second round. He was scheduled to face Marcin Held in the finals at Bellator 120. However, Held was forced out of the bout due to injury, and the fight was subsequently cancelled.[3] The bout eventually took place at Bellator 126 on September 26, 2014.[4] Freire lost the fight via unanimous decision.

After nearly a year away from the sport, Freire returned to face Saad Awad at Bellator 141 on August 28, 2015. He won the fight by unanimous decision.

In the first rematch of his career, Freire faced Derek Anderson for a second time on December 4, 2015 at Bellator 147.[5] He again lost the fight, this time by split decision.

Freire replaced an injured Derek Anderson to face Ryan Couture at Bellator 148 on January 29, 2016.[6] He won the bout via knockout in the first round.

It was announced that Freire will face Derek Campos for the second time as the Bellator 152 main event.[7] Just four days before their scheduled bout Campos pulled out due to injury and replaced by the newly signed former UFC fighter Kevin Souza.[8]

In May 2016, Bellator President Scott Coker announced that Freire would have a rematch against Michael Chandler at Bellator 157 on June 17, 2016. The bout was for the vacant Bellator Lightweight Championship, which was vacated when champion Will Brooks was released from the promotion.[9] Freire lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Freire returned to the Bellator cage on February 18, 2017 in the main event at Bellator 172 against Josh Thomson.[10] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–8 Josh Thomson KO (punch) Bellator 172 February 18, 2017 2 0:40 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 16–8 Michael Chandler KO (punch) Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 June 24, 2016 1 2:14 St. Louis, Missouri, United States For the Vacant Bellator Lightweight Championship
Win 16–7 Kevin Souza Decision (unanimous) Bellator 152 April 16, 2016 3 5:00 Torino, Italy
Win 15–7 Ryan Couture KO (punch) Bellator 148 January 29, 2016 1 3:00 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 14–7 Derek Anderson Decision (split) Bellator 147 December 4, 2015 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 14–6 Saad Awad Decision (unanimous) Bellator 141 August 28, 2015 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Loss 13–6 Marcin Held Decision (unanimous) Bellator 126 September 26, 2014 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Final
Win 13–5 Derek Campos TKO (punches) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 2 0:52 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament semifinals
Win 12–5 David Rickels KO (punches) Bellator 113 March 21, 2014 2 0:54 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Bellator Season Ten Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 11–5 Edson Berto Decision (unanimous) Bellator 107 November 8, 2013 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 10–5 Derek Anderson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 10–4 Eddie Alvarez KO (head kick and punches) Bellator 76 October 12, 2012 1 4:54 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Loss 10–3 Lloyd Woodard Submission (kimura) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 2 1:46 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 10–2 Kurt Pellegrino TKO (punches) Bellator 59 November 26, 2011 1 0:50 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–2 Michael Chandler Decision (unanimous) Bellator 44 May 14, 2011 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament Final
Win 9–1 Toby Imada KO (flying knee and punches) Bellator 39 April 2, 2011 1 2:53 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 8–1 Rob McCullough TKO (punches) Bellator 36 March 12, 2011 3 3:11 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season Four LW Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 7–1 Yure Machado Decision (unanimous) Arena Gold Fights 2 July 17, 2010 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 6–1 Marlon Medeiros TKO (flying knee and punches) Platinum Fight Brazil 3 May 20, 2010 2 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–1 Emerson Queiroz Submission (guillotine choke) Gouveia Fight Championship April 8, 2010 2 N/A Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Loss 4–1 Willamy Freire Technical Decision (unanimous) Rino's FC 4 September 27, 2007 3 1:45 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 4–0 Maykon Costa Decision (unanimous) Leal Combat: Natal July 5, 2007 3 5:00 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 3–0 Joao Paulo Rodrigues KO (stomps) Cage Fight Nordeste November 9, 2006 1 0:50 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 2–0 Gleidson Alves Martins KO (punches) Fight Ship Looking Boy 2 November 22, 2005 3 N/A Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 1–0 Arquimedes Vieira KO (stomps) Fight Ship Looking Boy 1 September 8, 2005 1 N/A Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

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