Bellator 178 is in the books after Friday night’s event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The event was headlined by the fourth meeting between Daniel Straus, who entered the bout as champion, and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for the featherweight title.
Pitbull was able to come away victorious in the main event with a slick second-round guillotine that forced a quick tap.
After reclaiming the 145-pound gold, Pitbull now holds a 3-1 record over Straus.
Pitbull also tied Michael Chandler for the most stoppage victories in Bellator history. The champion also brings his win total inside the Bellator cage to 14, which is the most in company history.
Main Card (Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET)
- Patricio Freire def. Daniel Straus via submission (guillotine choke)(Round 2, 0:37)
- Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Jessica Middleton via submission (arm-bar)(Round 1, 2:15)
- Saad Awad def. Ryan Quinn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- A.J. McKee def. Dominic Mazzotta via knockout (Round 1, 1:15)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
- Kastroit Xhema def. Nick Alley via knockout (Round 1, 3:19)
- Don Shainis vs. Max Kelleher
- Regivaldo Carvalho vs. Jason Perrin
- Kemran Lachinov vs. Sam Watford
- John Lopez vs. Remo Cardarelli
- Chris Foster vs. Shane Manley
- Blair Tugman def. Thomas English via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3, 4:54)
- Jordan Young def. Tim Caron via submission (D’arce choke)(Round 1, 3:55)
- Ed Ruth def. David Mundell via technical knockout (Round 2, 3:13)
- Tyrell Fortune def. Branko Busick via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Billy Giovanella vs. Joshua Ricci