Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (Lucas Johnson/Combat Press)

Bellator 252 Results: Pitbull Crushes Carvalho, Sanchez Advances

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Bellator MMA hosted its 252nd event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight tournament continued as current champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire took on Portugal’s Pedro Carvalho. The Brazilian Pitbull currently holds the promotion’s lightweight strap as well, with his last defeat coming in 2016. Carvalho had yet to taste defeat in the Bellator cage.

Another tournament quarterfinal was featured on the main card as Daniel Weichel and Emmanuel Sanchez met for a second time. Germany’s Weichel edged Sanchez by split decision in the pair’s prior meeting four years ago.


The prelims kicked off live above at 3:45 p.m. ET, followed at 7 p.m. ET by the main card on both DAZN and the CBS Sports Network.

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Pedro Carvalho by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:10 – for featherweight title
Yaroslav Amosov def. Logan Storley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-46, 49-45) – featherweight tournament quarterfinal
Aaron Pico def. John de Jesus by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:12
Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Emilee King by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:02
Manny Muro def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Jornel Lugo def. Schyler Sootho by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lucas Brennan def. Andrew Salas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Roman Faraldo def. Pat Casey by knockout (flying knee). Round 2, 2:30
Trevor Gudde def. Khonry Gracie by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:28