Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has had some fantastic highs in the Bellator cage and some depressing lows, but the one consistent thing is that he’s always been an elite ass-kicker. Henry Corrales is 0-2 in Bellator and took this fight on shortage – can you say “lamb to the slaughter”?
As someone with absolutely nothing to lose, Corrales takes position right outside of the range of his opponent’s striking and plays a counter-punching game that’s strangely effective. Pitbull changes tactics midway through the round though, and after tying up against the fence, scores a takedown and lands directly into mount. He tries for a head/arm choke on the left, then one on the right, and despite being in some hella bad positions, Corrales keeps calm and defends. The round ends with the two on the feet throwing tentative, non-committal leather.
There’s no explosiveness to Freire in the opening minutes of Round 2, and it appears that he might have a rib injury slowing him down. But Corrales does nothing to exploit it, and a takedown from Pitbull turns into the Brazilian cinching in a beast of an arm-in guillotine. Corrales taps out.
Result: Patricio Freire def. Henry Corrales via Submission (Arm-In Guillotine) at 4:09, R2