Patricio “Pitbull” Freire showed once again why he is one of the top fighters in the world at Bellator 255.
In a rematch of a bout he won via decision, Freire submitted Emmanuel Sanchez in the first round of the main event. The card was the first on Showtime for Bellator.
The champion advanced in the grand prix, as he looks to continue his run as a double-titleholder.
Jason Jackson bested Neiman Gracie and Tyrell Fortune topped Jack May in other main card bouts.
Complete results are below:
C-Patricio Pitbull (32-4) defeated #2-Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5) via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 3:35 of round one
#6-Jason Jackson (14-4) defeated #3-Neiman Gracie (10-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
#6-Tyrell Fortune (10-1) defeated Jack May (11-8) via TKO (punches) at 3:16 of round one
Usman Nurmagomedov (12-0) defeated Mike Hamel (7-5) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
5-Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) defeated #4-Alejandra Lara (9-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#6-Magomed Magomedov (18-1) defeated Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:22 of round two
Mandel Nallo (8-1) defeated Ricardo Seixas (9-3) via knockout (strikes) at 3:23 of round one
Khalid Murtazaliev (15-2) defeated Fabio Aguiar (17-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gonzalez (6-0) defeated Roger Huerta (24-13-1) via submission (strikes) at 3:01 of round three
Jose Augusto (17-1) defeated Jonathan Wilson (9-3) via submission (head and arm choke) at 4:58 of round one
Roman Faraldo (5-0) defeated Trevor Gudde (2-2) via TKO 1:30 of round one
Jordan Newman (3-0) defeated Branko Busick (2-2) via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of round two