Patricky "Pitbull" Freire (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)
Bellator Newcastle Results: Pitbull Ekes Past Scope, Browning Subs Chalmers
On Saturday, Feb. 9, Bellator MMA kicked off its European series from the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.
In the night’s main event, veteran lightweight Patricky “Pitbull” Freire took on rising prospect Ryan Scope. The Brazilian Freire was hoping to earn another crack at champion Michael Chandler. Pitbull had reeled off four straight wins, including three by knockout. England’s Scope is a former BAMMA beltholder, who had not competed since late 2017, when he edged Mickael Lebout on the scorecards.
The event streamed live and free on the Bellator MMA app. The action kicked off with the preliminary card at 1:30 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 5 p.m ET.
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire def. Ryan Scope by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Corey Browning def. Aaron Chalmers by submission (heel hook). Round 3, 0:20
Chris Bungard def. Terry Brazier by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:06
Fabian Edwards def. Lee Chadwick by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Arunas Andriuskevicus def. James Mulheron by TKO (injury). Round 3, 0:42
Jim Wallhead def. Abner Lloveras by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Cal Ellenor def. Nathan Greyson by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:49
Nathan Rose def. Ranjeet Baria by knockout (punch). Round 1, 4:59
Justin Burlinson def. Maciej Gierszewski by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:04
Luke Westwood def. Richard Kallos by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:32
Ashley Reece def. John Ross by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:42
Tommy Quinn def. Martin Hudson by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:02
Kieran Lister def. Dave McLaughlin by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:19
Milad Ahady vs. Joseph Calboutin
Mindaugas Gerve vs. Tony Mustard