Patricio “Pitbull” Freire remained Bellator featherweight champion, scoring a decision victory over Emmanuel Sanchez in the main event of Bellator 209.
The card took place from the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. It aired via delay on Paramount Network Friday night.
Freire earned his second title defense since winning the belt from Daniel Straus last year, adding to a split decision win over Daniel Weichel in Italy earlier this year. He is now on a three-fight win streak and is 4-1 over his last five.
In the co-main event, Ryan Couture bested Haim Gozali, while Vadim Nemkov pulled off a split decision over former champion Phil Davis.
Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez Results
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Emmanuel Sanchez via unanimous decision to remain Bellator featherweight champion
Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali via unanimous decision
Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis via split decision
Olga Rubin def. Cindy Dandois via unanimous decision
Adam Kersh def. Kirill Sidelnikov via TKO at 1:12 of Round 1
Nika Ben Tuashy def. Nisim Rozalis via KO at :47 of Round 1
Shimon Smotritsky def. Matan Levi via unanimous decision
Christos Nicolaou def. Fadi Haiyadre via TKO at 4:48 of Round 1
Andrey Barberoshe def. Honor Kelesh via unanimous decision
Viktoria Makarova def. Yulia Sachkov via TKO
Denis Palancica def. Kirill Medvedovsky via unanimous decision
Jamil Ibragimov def. Jackie Gosh via KO
Aviv Gozali def. Anton Lazebnov via submission
Khonry Gracie def. Ron Becker via unanimous decision
Sidemar Honorio def. Liudvik Sholinian via unanimous decision
Itzik Rubinov def. Ion Pop via unanimous decision