Bellator Fighting Championships confirms Patricky “Pitbull” Freire for the upcoming Season 4 Lightweight Tournament.
Freire trains out of Team Nogueira and has a 7-1 professional record. The Bellator Season 4 Tournament will be the first time the Jiu-Jitsu black belt will fight outside of his native Brazil.
“I’m very anxious to show fans in the United States what I’m capable of,” said Freire. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to fight at a really high level, and now I will with Bellator. I have always trained and fought very hard, and now it’s time to test myself in deeper waters.”
“We’ve had our eye on Patricky for quite some time now, and it’s great to have both “Pitbull Brothers” fighting under the Bellator banner,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney.
His brother Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has already been confirmed for the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament.
Admittedly anxious to enter the Bellator cage for the first time, the talented 25-year-old Brazilian makes no secret as to how this tournament can change his life, stating, “There were several times I thought about giving up on my fight career. It’s very hard to make money fighting in Brazil, but now I can see if you keep looking for your dream, you can make it happen.”
Freire joins Ferrid Kheder, Rob McCullough, Carey Vanier, Michael Chandler, and Lloyd Woodard as confirmed fighters for the Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament, which will air live on MTV2 in March.
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