In a dominant performance, Patricio Freire defended the featherweight title in a bloody, twenty-five minute fight against challenger Juan Archuleta at Bellator 228. After five hard-fought rounds, ‘Pitbull’ kept his belt in Inglewood, California, and professional fighters and journalists reacted to the fight on Twitter.
2-0 Pitbull...Archuleta needs to pick up the pace. He will. Great movement and I know he has that great @treigning_lab conditioning. #Bellator228— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) September 29, 2019
Juan is wild and not technical at all— Mike "Biggie" Rhodes (@TeamRocBiggie) September 29, 2019
This just in: Patricio Pitbull is really good at fighting. #Bellator228— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) September 29, 2019
Archuleta dances, dances, shifts to enter, gets countered cleanly, repeat... #bellator228— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) September 29, 2019
What’s the story with the 4th round?? I think we lost 2 minutes #Bellator— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) September 29, 2019
Looks like Pitbull will retain.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 29, 2019
I'm looking forward to seeing how this selection show shakes out. So many fun possibilities.
Kudos to Pitbull....the guy brought it.— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) September 29, 2019
I guess I’ll see you late 2020. #Bellator228
Won’t be for a while...he runs through this GP. RT @EchoHotel1009: Archuleta and Pitbull are on diff levels. He had no idea how to attack Pitbull. I wanna see the rematch with @MikeChandlerMMA— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) September 29, 2019
.@PatricioPitbull adds to his record for most wins in @BellatorMMA history with 18. #Bellator228— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) September 29, 2019