Last night saw the return of Bellator’s ‘Champ, Champ’. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire owns both the Lightweight and Featherweight titles. At Bellator 252, Pitbull would defend his Festherweight title against SBG member, Pedro Carvalho.
Also on the card was top prospect, Aaron Pico. Bob Cook, credited for much of the success of Daniel Cormier’s career, once said that Pico was the next kid who’d become something special. According to reports, the UFC were once upset that they weren’t giving the opportunity to sign Pico. This was due to the UFC not having a developmental programme at the time, which they now do.
Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho — Freire KO 2:10 R1.
Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez — Sanchez UD 48-46, 49-46, 49-45.
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley — Amosov SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Roman Faraldo vs. Pat Casey — Faraldo KO 2:30 R2.
Aaron Pico vs. John de Jesus — Pico KO 4:12 R2.
Manny Muro vs. Devin Powell — Muro UD 30-27 X2, 29-28.
Jornel Lugo vs. Schyler Sootho — Lugo UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Keri Taylor Melendez vs. Emilee King — Melendez sub (RNC) 3:02 R1.
Khonry Gracie vs. Trevor Gudde — Gudde TKO 3:28 R3.
Lucas Brennan vs. Andrew Salas — Brennan UD 30-27, 30-26 X2.
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- Colby Covington: The UFC told me Jorge Masvidal “doesn’t want to fight me.”