David Rickels vs Patricky Freire, Marcin Held vs Rodrigo Cavalheiro Corriea 155-Pound Tourney Set for Bellator 113

David Rickels

David Rickels

  • 14-2 MMA / 8-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Lloyd Woodard, Saad Awad, Jason Fischer (x2)

Patricky Freire

Patricky Freire

  • 11-5 MMA / 4-4 Bellator Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rob McCullough, Toby Imada, Kurt Pellegrino

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Marcin Held

Marcin Held

  • 16-3 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Phillipe Nover, Rich Clementi, Murad Machaev

Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia

Rodrigo Cavalheiro Corriea

  • 14-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Goiti Yamauchi, Alexandre Ramos

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Bellator 113

March 21st, 2014

Mulvane, Kansas

Kansas Star Arena

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David Rickels fell short on his bid to win the Bellator lightweight title in July of last year, suffering a 44-second knockout loss against then-champion, Michael Chandler. Rickels won the season eight 155-pound tournament with three consecutive victories over Lloyd Woodard, Jason Fischer, and Saad Awad. He returned to action after his loss to Chandler at Bellator 103, earning a third round TKO win over JJ Ambrose in a tune-up fight last October.

Patricky Freire may have saved his spot on Bellator’s roster with a unanimous decision victory over Edson Berto at Bellator 107. He previously had lad lost three-straight fights, including stoppage losses to Lloyd Woodard and Eddie Alvarez, along with a decision loss to Derek Anderson.

Marcin Held enters a tournament for the third time in his Bellator career, losing once in the quarterfinals and once in the finale in previous attempts. He’s won six of his last seven fights, with his only defeat being the unanimous decision loss to Dave Jansen in the season seven tournament finale. Held last competed in September of last year, knocking out Ryan Healy in the first round at Bellator 101.

30-year old Brazilian lightweight, Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia makes his United States debut on the heels of a current 10-fight win streak, nine of which he’s won by stoppages. His most notable victory came in July of last year when he knocked out fellow prospect, Alexandre Ramos, in the first round at Smash Fight 2.

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