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5 fights Bellator champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire may have in UFC crossover after making $1m guess with Dana White

Five fights Bellator champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire could have in UFC crossover after making $1m bet with Dana White


BELLATOR champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire supplied a million-dollar guess to Dana White that he can beat any prime UFC star. 

It sparked demand for the 2 MMA promotions to stage a crossover occasion pitting their greatest stars towards one another.

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire supplied a million-dollar guess to Dana White that he can beat any prime UFC star

Present Bellator two-division champion Freire is adamant he may defeat any UFC fighter of White’s selecting. 

And having campaigned within the featherweight and light-weight division, the Brazilian has a wider vary of challengers.

Right here SunSport takes a have a look at 5 names Pitbull may tackle having supplied out the wager to UFC boss White.

Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherlight champion Volkanovski was the primary to reply to Pitbull.

He urged White to simply accept the provide, tweeting it will be the “best cash” they may make.

Volkanovski, at 5ft 6in has an nearly an identical stocky body to Pitbull whereas they each share the same combating model.

Freire has the grappling benefit however comes quick within the hanging division, making for a good match-up.

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UFC featherlight champion Max Volkanovski was the primary to reply to Pitbull[/caption]

Max Holloway

Former featherweight champion Holloway stays one of many UFC’s most fun fighters.

His deadly hanging and slippery motion makes his model one of many hardest to understand.

However Pitbull is an aggressive attacker who would push Holloway again making for an motion packed battle.

Holloway stands 5ft taller then Freire however the Brazilian could make up for the deficit along with his superior wrestling.

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Former champion Max Holloway stays one of many UFC’s most fun fighters[/caption]

Dustin Poirier

Poirier has emerged as one of many UFC’s most well-rounded fighters since shifting as much as light-weight in 2015, following defeat to Conor McGregor.

The American posses a number of the greatest boxing abilities within the sport which might match up properly towards Pitbull’s heavy-hands.

Six of Poirier’s final eight bouts have earned him Struggle of The Evening or Efficiency of the Evening bonuses.

Pitbull could be promised a thriller towards the ex-interim UFC light-weight champion.

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Six of Dustin Poirier’s final eight bouts have earned him Struggle of The Evening or Efficiency of the Evening bonuses[/caption]

Tony Ferguson

Earlier than Ferguson was crushed by Justin Gaethje in Might, he had gained 12 on the bounce.

His unorthodox aggressive combating model makes him some of the adored stars the UFC has.

Ferguson additionally has underrated grappling and jujitsu capability which might nullify Pitbull – who has 11 submission wins – in his floor recreation.

The previous interim UFC champion himself has been concerned in EIGHT Struggle of The Evening or Efficiency of the Evening fights in his final 9 bouts.

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Tony Ferguson had gained 12 straight earlier than shedding to Justin Gaethje [/caption]


Frankie Edgar

Former light-weight champion Edgar efficiently debuted within the 135lb bantamweight division with a win over Pedro Munhoz this month.

However a transfer again as much as featherweight to face Freire would provide followers the proper model matchup.

Each have a powerful wrestling base and good boxing abilities.

Pitbull is the more energizing and extra aggressive fighter bu Edgar has the nod in expertise making for a enjoyable battle for followers.

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Former UFC light-weight champion Frankie Edgar [/caption]