Former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will be moving up to the lightweight division tonight at Bellator 160 as he will meet former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in a number one contender fight in the main event of the fight card coming from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Pitbull (25-3) is coming off a submission win against Henry Corrales in April at Bellator 153 and he has won eight of his last nine fights. The submission win over Corrales was his ninth career win by submission and it was his first submission victory since defeating Daniel Straus at Bellator 132 in the beginning of last year.
Earlier this week, Pitbull was a guest on “The MMA Report Podcast” to preview his fight against Henderson. During his time on the weekly podcast, Pitbull explained how this fight came together and the size difference between himself and Henderson.