Patricky Pitbull injured, out of Bellator Lightweight tournament

Bellator.com

Patricky Pitbull is out of tomorrow night's Bellator show and the entire season 8 Lightweight tournament with a knee injury. Get the full news and what it means for the card here.

Patricky Pitbull is out of this week's Bellator show. Patricky Freire has been pulled from the event due to a knee injury suffered in training. Here's Pitbull's update, via twitter:

As it's now been announced, I'm out of this week's @BellatorMMA card. I suffered a knee injury at the end of my last sparring session.

Pitbull was set to main event the show against Guillaume DeLorenzi in a Lightweight tournament quarterfinal. With this injury, Pitbull is both out of the event, and out of the tournament. DeLorenzi will now face former TUF contestant Saad Awad, who was originally scheduled in a prelim fight, while David Rickels vs. Lloyd Woodard will be bumped up to the main event slot.

This is a tough break for Pitbull and for Bellator. The 10-4 Patricky had to be considered one of the tournament favorites. He was a finalist in the season 4 Lightweight tournament, losing to Michael Chandler. He's currently on a 2 fight losing streak, with loses to fellow season 8 tournament participant Lloyd Woodard and Eddie Alvarez.

The Bellator Lightweight tournament kicks off Thursday night, January 31, live on Spike TV. Join us here at Bloody Elbow for all your Bellator coverage.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker