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Kurt Pellegrino has retired again. This time it wasn't as voluntary.
The UFC lightweight veteran took a fight with one of the young guns of MMA in Bellator and got waxed.
Patricky "Pitbull" Freire caught Pellegrino with a straight right that dropped him (2:28 mark). When they have someone in trouble, the Pitbull Brothers go for the kill. Patricky jumped on Pellegrino's back and trapped one his arms as he wailed away at the defenseless fighter. Referee Kevin McDonald stopped it, saving Pellegrino from unnecessary damage at the 0:36 mark of the first round.
Pellegrino, 32, retired from active fighting back in May, but couldn't resist the opportunity to fight in his home state when offered the shot with Bellator in Atlantic City, N.J. A native of Point Pleasant, N.J., Pellegrino was 7-5 in the UFC.
In one of the bigger bouts at Bellator 59, Alexis Vila fell short of completing his crazy journey to a tourney title at the age of 40. Vila lost a decision against Edu...
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Kurt Pellegrino began his MMA career back in 2002 with a win over current UFC fighter Mac Danzig. Nine years later Kurt is calling it quits (for the second time) following a a first round technical knockout loss to Patricky Freire at Bellator 59. The event took place in front of his hometown crowd of New Jersey and following the loss Pellegrino took to the mic.
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With no UFC this weekend, MMA fans are in for a definite treat with the Bellator 59 fight card. The card will feature two tournament finals, the first of which is the main event between Thiago Santos and Eric Prindle for the season five heavyweight final. The co-main event is the bantamweight finals between Alexis Vila and Eduardo Dantas. Rounding out the stacked main card are two...
By Raphael Garcia As a sports fan I do not participate in the debates that surround a player's potential retirement from his or her sport. We sat through the numerous “He’s done” arguments that surrounded superstars such as Brett Favre and Michael Jordan during the final phases of their careers. This past weekend during Bellator 59 we saw the retirement of Kurt Pellegrino...
“Bellator 59” takes place Saturday night at the Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Tonight’s show features the finals of Bellator’s Bantamweight and Heavyweight Tournaments.
Spike.com will stream the night’s preliminary scraps live starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. MTV2 will broadcast the main bouts starting at 9PM ET/PT.
Here are the official results from tonight’s action...
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With the UFC taking a quick breather this weekend, Bellator hosted the week’s only major MMA event.
Two former Octagon fighters suffered losses at Bellator 59 as Phillipe Nover and Kurt Pellegrino...