As they fight again at Bellator 277, Patricio Freire hopes for a very different fight.
Patricio Freire, the former Bellator featherweight champion, is ready to fight AJ McKee again at Bellator 277. He has a whole new set of moves ready.
At Bellator 263, Freire lost his title to McKee in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Finals. He has won seven of his previous eight fights, including his featherweight title defense against Daniel Straus at Bellator 178.
Prior to his first fight with McKee, Freire appeared to be an unbeatable force at featherweight and lightweight. During his Bellator 277 pre-fight news conference, Freire addressed why he’s embracing this rematch as a completely new opportunity.
Freire stated, “I’ve been in this game since 2004.” “The same day I returned to Brazil after losing the belt, I began training again.
I wasn’t training like a lunatic, and I’m 34 years old, but that method has been abandoned. Now I’m practicing this new tactic, and I’ve trained to be a lot smarter in preparation for this battle. “
AJ McKee is the target of Patricio Freire’s vengeance
Freire has a lot of experience going into what is likely the most anticipated fight in Bellator history. He’s fought and defeated some of the best featherweight and lightweight fighters in the world, including Michael Chandler and Emmanuel Sanchez.
While McKee is now regarded as Bellator’s best pound-for-pound fighter, Freire has the opportunity to reclaim the crown and prove to Bellator fans why he is regarded as an all-time great. At Bellator 277, he’ll try to reclaim the featherweight title against McKee.
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