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

Bellator 255 Results: Pitbull Chokes Sanchez Unconscious to Retain Title and Advance to Tournament Final

On Friday, April 2, Bellator MMA hosted Bellator 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight grand prix continued as current titleholder Patricio “Pitbull” Freire rematched Emmanuel Sanchez. The pair met previously at Bellator 209 with the Brazilian Freire besting Sanchez on the scorecards.

The prelims kicked off live below at 6 p.m. ET, followed at 9 p.m. ET by the main card live above and on Showtime.


Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Emmanuel Sanchez by technical submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:35 – for featherweight title
Jason Jackson def. Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tyrell Fortune def. Jack May by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:16
Usman Nurmagomedov def. Mike Hamel by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kana Watanabe def. Alejandra Lara by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Magomed Magomedov def. Cee Jay Hamilton by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:22
Mandel Nallo def. Ricardo Seixas Filho by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:23
Khalid Murtazaliev def. Fabio Aguiar by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gonzalez def. Roger Huerta by submission (strikes). Round 3, 3:01
Jose Augusto def. Jonathan Wilson by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 4:58
Roman Faraldo def. Trevor Gudde by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:30
Jordan Newman def. Branko Busick by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:30