Patricky Pitbull extended his win streak to four, and added another veteran to his resume when he knocked out Roger Huerta at Bellator 205 on Friday.
Roger Huerta was back in the Bellator cage, back in another short-notice fight, and back fighting in the U.S on Friday. At Bellator 205 in Boise, Idaho, Huerta fought on U.S. soil for the first time in years when he faced Patricky Pitbull in a key lightweight encounter. Huerta was filling in for Goiti Yamauchi, who was forced out of the fight due to injury.
Huerta pressed the action early in the opening bout of the main card. Pitbull then came on with a head kick and combination, that appeared to give Huerta pause. Another big kick by Pitbull backfired, however, as Huerta answered back with a blow that caught the Brazilian flush. By the midway point of the second round, both fighters were throwing hard, looking for the knockout blow. Yet while both found some success, it was toward the end of the round that they really began trading, with Pitbull launching a knee, then the pair standing and trading, with both landing bombs and rocking the other. Pitbull appeared to take notice, as he opted to bail out and land a takedown at round’s end.
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The second started off with the firefight continuing, and Huerta ate a big left hook early. He grabbed on to a leg in desperation, and while he recovered briefly, Pitbull came back and landed a right hand that dropped Huerta for the finish!
With the win, Pitbull took sole possession of the KO/TKO record in Bellator, with nine.
Patricky Freire def. Roger Huerta by knockout, Round 2, 0:43