Bellator 209 results: Patricio Freire retains featherweight title with unanimous decision win

Patricio Freire is now the winningest fighter in Bellator history.

At the Menora Mivtachim in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, but was aired Friday night on tape delay, Freire managed to stave off Emmanuel Sanchez’s run for the featherweight title, earning a unanimous decision win to retain his belt at Bellator 209.

The first round saw both men set the tone of the fight with Sanchez pressuring from the opening bell while “Pitbull,” ironically, played the matador on the outside and landing...

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