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Bellator 252: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Destroys Pedro Carvalho

Patricio 'Pitbull' advanced to the semifinals of Bellator's featherweight grand prix in emphatic fashion, by storming through Pedro Carvalho.

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire demonstrated once again tonight why he’s one of planet’s greatest fighters, as the featherweight and lightweight champ quickly put away Pedro Carvalho.

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Round one

Carvalho came out pressuring right away and the featherweights fired a few kicks at each other. Moments later, Pitbull tagged Carvalho with a nice left that snapped back his head. After a clinch battle, Pitbull scored a flash knockdown with a right hook and followed up with a guillotine choke. Carvalho worked his way up and out.

Not long after, Pitbull sent Carvalho to the deck with another vicious combo, and that was that. Wow.

With the win, Freire advances to a semifinal fight with Emmanuel Sanchez in the featherweight grand prix.

Bellator 252 results

Here are the complete results for Bellator 252, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Featherweight grand prix quarterfinal

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire def.Pedro Carvalho via KO (punches) R1, 2:10

Yaroslav Amosov def. Logan Storley via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Featherweight grand prix quarterfinal

Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Weichel via unanimous decision (48-46, 49-46, 49-45)

Aaron Pico def. John de Jesus via KO (punches) R2, 4:12

Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Emilee King via submission (rear naked choke) R1, 3:02

Manny Muro def. Devin Powell via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Jornel Lugo def. Schyler Sootho via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan def. Andrew Salas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Roman Faraldo def. Pat Casey via KO (knee) R2, 2:30

Trevor Gudde def. Khonry Gracie via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:28

Results via MMA Fighting

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