Bellator 178 took place on Friday from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and was headlined by Patricio “Pitbull” Freire becoming a two-time Bellator featherweight champion as he submitted Daniel Straus in the second round with a guillotine choke.
The co-main event of the fight card also saw a victory by submission as Ilima-Lei MacFarlane remained undefeated with an armbar submission in the opening round against Jessica Middleton.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.
- Patricio Pitbull is now the 8th fighter in Bellator history to become a two-time champion (Eddie Alvarez, Pat Curran, Joe Warren, Daniel Straus, Eduardo Dantas, Michael Chandler and Douglas Lima).
- The submission victory by Pitbull gives him the Bellator record for most submissions in featherweight division history.
- Pitbull has the 2nd most cage time (3:38:35) in Bellator history (Pat Curran #1, 4:04:39).
- Pitbull is now tied with David Rickels for the most fights (18) in Bellator history.
- Daniel Straus has the 4th most fights (15) in Bellator history.
- This is the 14th victory for Pitbull in Bellator, the most in the history of the promotion.
- Ilima-Lei MacFarlane is now tied with multiple fighters for the 4th most submission victories in Bellator history.
- Saad Awad is now tied with Rick Hawn, Brennan Ward, and King Mo Lawal for the 5th most fights (14) in Bellator history.
- A.J. McKee is now tied with Mike Richman for the 2nd most TKO/KO wins (4) in Bellator featherweight division history (Patricio Pitbull #1, 6).