Bellator 252: “Pitbull vs. Carvalho” is set to air tonight (Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., featuring Featherweight champion “Pitbull” Patricio Freire (30-4) putting his title on the line against rising star Pedro Carvalho (11-3).
Bellator 252’s main card will air on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET (the undercard begins at 4 p.m. ET in the video player above). MMAmania.com will deliver results for the full card and comprehensive play-by-play for the televised portion of Bellator 252 below.
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BELLATOR 252 QUICK RESULTS:
Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho —
Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez — Sanchez UD 48-46, 49-46, 49-45.
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley — in progress.
Roman Faraldo vs. Pat Casey — Faraldo KO 2:30 R2.
Aaron Pico vs. John de Jesus — Pico KO 4:12 R2.
Manny Muro vs. Devin Powell — Muro UD 30-27 X2, 29-28.
Jornel Lugo vs. Schyler Sootho — Lugo UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Keri Taylor Melendez vs. Emilee King — Melendez sub (RNC) 3:02 R1.
Khonry Gracie vs. Trevor Gudde — Gudde TKO 3:28 R3.
Lucas Brennan vs. Andrew Salas — Brennan UD 30-27, 30-26 X2.
BELLATOR 252 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho
Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Sanchez is 19-4 heading into this rematch in search of a win with the white trunks with black trim and blue gloves, while his opponent Weichel is 40-11 in the red gloves, black trunks with silver trim. 5’9” to 5’10” from Sanchez to Weichel, while both men have a 70” reach. Sanchez fights out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Weichel fights out of Frankfurt, Germany. Our referee in charge is Todd Anderson. Both men exchange a hard fist pound during final instructions before we get underway.
Round 1: Sanchez comes right out with a flying knee that misses. Weichel takes him down at 20 seconds but lets him back up. Sanchez tries to back Weichel up to the fence but he circles and comes forward. Head kick from Sanchez and a few body kicks. Leg kick. Spinning backfist misses. Weichel continues to jab with the left hand and pump the right hook. Sanchez puts a left clean on his chin. Body kick from Sanchez. Right hook. Sanchez has him against the fence for a second. Weichel trips him and he cartwheels to keep on his fight. He hurts Weichel with a right hook. Knees from clinch. Left head kick connects. Weichel circles and Sanchez stays with him. Weichel pops him with a combo. Left hook by Weichel. Sanchez with the left and a leg kick. Constant pressure and striking. 10-9 Sanchez.
Round 2: Sanchez hasn’t lost a step between rounds. 45 seconds in and he has Weichel hurt with a body shot, and he knows it. Sanchez chases him across the cage and lands another. Weichel crumbles at 1:18 and Sanchez gets on top looking to finish the fight. He takes the back throwing right hands and Anderson warns Weichel he needs to move. The stoppage could…