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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.
I started my career in Atlantic City, I wanted to end it in Atlantic City, too. When [Bellator] told me [I would fight] Patricky, I was thrilled. I knew he was super tough and I would have to train hard for him. I really did train hard. I lost fair and square. This will be the last time you ever see me fight, again.
During the post-fight press conference Pellegrino stated that there was always a possibility of him returning.
This isn’t the way I wanted it to end. You know, walking up the stairs I wanted to honestly tell you that you guys would never ever ever see me fight again unless you’re watching old tapes. It’s just gett...
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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...
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Video: Kurt Pellegrino’s Announced Retirement At Bellator 59
Tonight at Bellator 59 we may have seen the retirement of “Batman” Kurt Pellegrino, who was defeated in under a minute via tko tonight. OFFICIAL RESULTS Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos declared a no contest (unintentional foul) – Round 1, 1:24 in heavyweight-tourney finale Patricky “Pitbull” Freire def. Kurt Pellegrino via TKO (punches) – [...]
Bellator 59 MMA fight videos of Kurt Pellegrino vs. Patricky Freire.
The fighters took to the scales today in preparation for their bouts tomorrow night at the Palladium Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Bellator 59. This card is headlined by Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos in the heavyweight tournament final. Also featured on the card are former UFC fighters Kurt Pellegrino taking on Patricky Freire and Phillipe Nover against Marcin Held...
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...
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 59” took place Friday at New Jersey’s Caesars Atlantic City.
Tomorrow’s show features the finals of Bellator’s Bantamweight and Heavyweight Tournaments.
MTV2 will broadcast Saturday’s main bouts starting at 9PM ET/PT.
Here are the results from today’s weight competition:
(Spike.com 7PM ET/4PM PT)
“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...