Patricio Freire Is The New Bellator Lightweight Champ After KO Win Over Michael Chandler!
Bellator 221 is going down live from inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois tonight (Saturday, May 11, 2019).
It is headlined by the 155-pound bout of two Bellator MMA veterans. The Lightweight champion Michael “Iron” Chandler (red gloves) defends his belt against Featherweight king and BJJ black belt Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (blue gloves), who moves one division up.
Back in 2016, Chandler KO’d Patricio’s brother Patricky to claim the 155-pound title. There is a lot of bad blood between these two Octagon warriors.
Rob Masvidal is our referee. The match between the two champions kicks off.
Freire rushes to the center. Chandler misses a front kick, wow, Pitbull rocks Chandler with a punch behind the ear. And the match is over!!! So fast!
Chaos ensues in the #Bellator221 main event as Patricio Pitbull stops Michael Chandler in the first round to become the new lightweight champion.
— Mike Pendleton (@MP2310) May 12, 2019
How the #Bellator221 Main Event Ended ❌
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— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) May 12, 2019
Final Result: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defeats Michael Chandler via KO at 1:01 of round one.
Michael Chandler drops to 20-5 MMA, 16-5 BMMA, Patricio Freire improves the score to 29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA. “Pitbull” avenged his brother!