Patricky Freire insists that his brother, Patricio, is willing to relinquish his lightweight title for him.
Patricky (23-9 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) happens to be a contender in a single amongst the divisions that twin champ Patricio currently rules, and he could maybe maybe moreover rating himself on the cusp of title competition if he gets previous Peter Queally on Could presumably well 7 at Bellator 258.
There’s handiest one man ranked above Freire within the new Bellator lightweight rankings, and that’s faded champ Brent Primus, who Freire expects to face for the vacant title if he beats Queally.
“My brother has made it clear that he’ll handiest vacate the lightweight belt if I safe my earn title shot,” Freire knowledgeable MMA Junkie in Portuguese. “Brent Primus could maybe maybe moreover be ranked one step above me, but I earn I’m more deserving of his position since I’m on a 5-fight successful wander within the promotion. The truth that he’s a faded champion looks to weigh in his settle on. I earn that after my next get, I will earn to peaceful face Primus for the vacant lightweight belt.”
Freire hasn’t competed since shedding the Rizin lightweight enormous prix remaining to Tofiq Musayev in December 2019. He became as soon as scheduled to face Jaleel Willis at Bellator 249 in October but pulled out thanks to labyrinthitis, an inner ear issue he’s dealt with within the previous.
However despite the layoff, Freire expects to earn the profit over Queally in all places and add one other knockout get to his resume.
“I’ve been coaching exhausting, despite now not having stepped into the cage for over a yr,” Freire said. “I’ve increased the coaching intensity lately. I earn for Peter Queally, it could maybe moreover be more durable to attain again since he broke a finger. It’s sharp to attain again from that, in yell to totally trust your fingers any other time. In my case, I never stopped coaching. Peter is extremely upright at hitting and working. He’s now not principal of a jiu-jitsu or wrestling guy. He’s lacking in these systems. He’s succesful of continuously touching his opponents, and successful by arrangement.
“However he’s now not as upright as Benson Henderson, who’s principal more experienced and somebody I’ve defeated. I earn Peter has several gaps in his ground sport. It’s rather frail. He now not much less than has a upright takedown defense and finds ways to outlive on the bottom. Placing is his handiest attribute. He doesn’t earn wide KO energy, but he finds ways to make it sharp for his opponents. I expected to beat him by combating in my earn methodology – by appealing forward and being aggressive. I request one other get by knockout.”