An undisputed Bellator MMA lightweight title fight between recently minted champion, Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire, and the #1 ranked lightweight challenger, Sidney ‘Da Gun’ Outlaw is currently in the works to land at Bellator 276 on March 11. At the time of publication, a location or venue for the event has yet to be determined by the organization.
Clinching the vacant Bellator lightweight title back in October at Bellator 270 in Dublin, Ireland – Pitbull avenged a May doctor’s stoppage loss against Peter Queally – stopping the Waterford native with second round strikes.
For Outlaw, the #1 ranked contender boasts a two-fight winning run ahead of his premier title outing under the Scott Coker-led banner, most recently stopping UFC alum, Myles Jury with a third round rear-naked choke at Bellator 261 in June. News of Pitbull’s targeted title defense against Outlaw was first reported by Cageside Press reporter, Alex Behunin.
Patricky Pitbull, the brother of former two-weight champion, Patricio Pitbull, had suffered a unanimous decision loss to recent Bellator lightweight signing, Tofiq Musayev back under the Rizin FF banner in December 2019 before his May defeat to Queally.
The loss to the Azerbaijan native snapped an eye-catching seven-fight winning spree for the Mossoro native, who had bested the likes of Josh Thomson, Benson Henderson, Derek Campos, Roger Huerta, and Luiz Gustavo during his streak.
A Bellator lightweight staple since his bow back in March 2011, Pitbull has also defeated the likes of Toby Imada, Kurt Pellegrino, Saad Awad, and Ryan Couture.
For Outlaw, the Dana White’s Contender Series alum has managed to establish a 3-1 record since his transition to Bellator back in November 2019, debuting with a unanimous decision win of his own over common-foe, Huerta.
Meeting another common-opponent, former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, and now-UFC lightweight contender, Michael Chandler – Outlaw dropped a first round knockout defeat.
Before his win against the above-mentioned Jury, Outlaw managed a close split decision triumph against Adam Piccolotti in August 2020.
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