You can argue that, coming off a loss and with his brother vacating a belt so he could get a crack at it, Patricky Pitbull didn’t exactly earn his title shot at Bellator 270.
That said, the lightweight title was on the line when Pitbull met Ireland’s own Peter Queally in Dublin atop the Bellator 270 card. And Pitbull fought like there was nothing else on his mind come Friday.
The duo had met earlier this year, with a cut on Pitbull resulting in a doctor’s stoppage. The Brazilian would be looking for a different outcome on at Bellator 270, of course. Queally? He believed he’d been winning the first fight, and felt five rounds would favor him.
It never made it that far.
With Queally walking out to Zombie by The Cranberries, the singing didn’t stop even as the fight got underway. Pitbull took some big swings early, but wisely targeted the body as well. Zombie had switched to chants of “ole, ole, ole” — and Queally seemed to settle in, working his jab and low kick, covering up when Pitbull attacked. Queally then landed a sharp leg kick that spun Pitbull around; the crowd, meanwhile, was singing Zombie once again. Wild.
Pitbull fired off a combo, lefts and rights punctuated with a knee, with about two minutes left in the round. Queally again relied on his guard, covering up. The story of round one, however, was the body shots of Patricky Pitbull, an attack he went back to several times.
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The second started with an eye poke in the opening seconds, Pitbull the victim. With a bit of recovery time, he was able to continue, and the round continued. Queally worked his jab, and both men threw leg kicks. But moments later, Pitbull rocked Queally with a right hand, sending him flailing! The Brazilian went on the hunt, rocking Queally several more times. Queally wound up down along the fence, but somehow managed to get back to his feet. However, with Queally doing nothing but cover up, the ref soon waved it off!
Your new Bellator MMA lightweight champion: Patricky Pitbull.
Official Result: Patricky Pitbull def. Peter Queally by TKO, Round 2, 1:05