Lightweight challenger Patricky “Pitbull” Freire will return at Bellator 98, after an 11 month layoff. Officials have him taking on the undefeated Derek Anderson.
Freire has taken part in two tournaments, but never won the entire thing. He’s 3-3 for Bellator and rides two losses, with the most recent being to Eddie Alvarez at October’s Bellator 76.
Anderson has nine wins, ending six in the opening round. This year, he’s won twice with his recent win needing 48 seconds.
Bellator 98 kicks off Season 9 and is September 7. It comes from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The show’s headlined with middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall.