Bellator 59 Quick Results
Saturday, November 26, 2011
9 p.m. ET on MTV2
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Thiago Santos vs. Eric Prindle is ruled a no contest after accidental groin strike in round 1
Patricky Pitbull def. Kurt Pellegrino by TKO (Strikes) at 0:50 of Round 1
Eduardo Dantas def. Alexis Vila by Unanimous Decision
Marcin Held def. Phillipe Nover by Split Decision
Karl Amoussou def. Jesus Martinez via TKO at 2:20 round 1
LeVon Maynard def. Chris Wing via unanimous decision
Lucas Pimenta def. Doug Gordon via knockout at 0:40 round 1
Scott Heckman def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:38 round 1
Gregory Milliard def. Brandon Saling via unanimous decision
Patricky Freire took on the un-retired Kurt Pellegrino. This one was short and bittersweet - Freire caught Pellegrino early with a left that dropped him, then when Freire moved in and was trying to finish the fight, the ref stepped in and stopped it.
There was some controversy over this for the simple reason that Pellegrino wasn't out, wasn't turtled up, and was still trying to fight. In fact, he was in the middle of grabbing a single when the ref called a halt to the fight. While it's true that it was probably only a matter of time before Freire really did knock him out, Pellegrino certainly deserved the chance to turn things around and stay in the fight.
He was very classy afterward, though, didn't complain about the stoppage, said many nice things about Freire, and then announced his retirement from MMA.
Hats off to Batman.
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Pellegrino: I will fight no more forever:
"I started my career in Atlantic City, I wanted to end it in Atlantic City, too."
"I was thrilled (about fighting Patricky). 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."
"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 getting a little hard. I missed my daughter's first words, which were ‘dad,' preparing for this fight. I don't know what I want to do, but as of right now I'm done. I think I'm done... I don't know what to do. I wanted to retire today."