Patricio Pitbull Freire

Patricio Pitbull retained his title in the main event of Bellator 286.

Set from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, the main card aired live on Showtime.

In his first bout since reclaiming the featherweight title, Pitbull scored a decision victory over top contender Adam Borics. The former two-division champion improved to 34-5 in his career, including a 9-1 run since 2017.

During that time, only AJ McKee has bested Pitbull. And he was able to avenge that defeat.

Speaking of McKee, he was also in action, making his lightweight debut. In the co-main event, McKee topped Spike Carlyle via decision. The fight actually took place at a catchweight after Carlyle missed weigh-in.

Jeremy Kennedy earned a win over top prospect Aaron Pico. Pico tried to fight through a separated shoulder suffered in the bout, but the doctor called a stop to the action after the first round.

In the main card opener, Juan Archuleta bested Enrique Barzola via decision.

Bellator 286 Results

Patricio Pitbull def. Adam Borics via unanimous decision to remain Bellator featherweight champion

AJ McKee def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision

Jeremy Kennedy def. Aaron Pico via TKO (shoulder injury) at 5:00 of Round 1

Juan Archuleta def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision

Bobby Seronio III def. Miguel Peimbert via unanimous decision

Islam Mamedov def. Nick Browne via unanimous decision

Jay Jay Wilson def. Vladimir Tokov via split decision

Khalid Murtazaliev def. Khadzhimurat Bestaev via TKO (strikes) at 3:13 of Round 2

Sumiko Inaba def. Nadine Mandiau via unanimous decision

Weber Almeida def. Ryan Lilley via split decision

Lance Gibson Jr. def. Dominic Clark via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:49 of Round 1

Cee Jay Hamilton def. Richard Palencia via TKO (leg injury) at :12 of Round 2

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