Bellator double champion Patricio Freire had some thoughts on the first block of tournament fights that took place this past weekend at Bellator 226.
He believes the evening all in all was entertaining, but he particularly singled out Carvalho and Sanchez for their performances.
“The fights were good”, Freire told MMA Junkie. “In my opinion, the best performance was by the Portuguese fighter, Pedro Carvalho. He seems highly motivated to go through the tournament and do a good job. As far as Sanchez, I predicted he’d win. He has more experience.”
As for the remaining tourney fights at Bellator 226, “Pitbull” seems to believe they said more about former champions Curran and Straus.
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“Regarding Borics beating Curran, it didn’t seem like that flying knee or subsequent punches landed very flush”, Freire said. “Curran just covered up and accepted the loss. And Daniel Straus, who lost to Derek Campos, unfortunately hasn’t been the same since his motorcycle accident. It’s a good thing that he fought, and that he’s been working hard to be the fighter he used to be. But he hasn’t been able to put on a good performance since that time.”