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.

Check out Pitbull’s┬ácomplete interview from Wednesday’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.

6 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Can you ask Bellator if Brandon Halsey is still under contract? He’s removed from their website. I can’t believe they cut him. They just re- signed him too, I think last yr.

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    I think tonight they’ll announce Fedor vs Tito. And MVP says he has a fight set for Nov, 18th in San Jose. They’ll prolly announce that tonight as well.

    Scott Coker said they are gonna announce the next 2 tent poles tonight. Do you think they announce Rampage’s next fight?

    Who would you like to see MVP fight next? I think they will give him another can to crush.

  3. Hardcore MMA fan

    Bellator signed Max Nunes this yr and now he’s no longer with them WTF.. They needed a guy like him for their middleweight division. Do you know what’s up with Max Nunes and Bellator?

  4. Hardcore MMA fan

    Have you seen all my comments on this post and the other post? If so can you plz respond to them? On another post I had a few ?’s and comments that you didn’t get to.

    Btw I meant Rampage is Bellator’s biggest signing in terms of name value. The three biggest impact signings they have made are: Rory Mac/ Benson Henderson/ Phil Davis

    • Jason Floyd

      Just seeing your new comments now….

      – I haven’t heard anything about Max Nunes, but will start asking around about him.
      – On Rampage, I am really surprised they are going to Memphis without him. Biggest fight they can make with him is the Tito fight. Just not sure if that is something that will happen based on previous things I have heard. I could see them looking at doing rematch between Rampage and Mo.
      – Haven’t heard anything about Halsey since his last fight, but I will look into it.
      – November 19 card is a tent pole event (same day as 2 UFC shows and boxing PPV).

      • Hardcore MMA fan

        Not sure why they’d put a big fight like Chandler vs Bendo on the same night as 2 UFC Fight Nights and Boxing. It just doesn’t make any sense at all.