The Dublin crowd went up in flames throughout the Bellator 270 card on Friday night, singing and singing along with the action. Unfortunately for the Irish faithful, their hometown fighter was unable to secure the victory in the main event as Peter Queally fell to Patricky Pitbull by TKO in the second round, sending Pitbull home with the weight championship. light.
The crowd was so enthusiastic ahead of the main event that their vocals to Queally’s entry music from “Zombie” by The Cranberries continued after the song stopped, drowning ring announcer Michael C. Williams during the pre-fight presentations.
The bout was a rematch for the May clash Queally won by TKO after Pitbull cut his scalp. The information gathered in that fight was exposed early on, with Queally seeking to verify the leg kicks that served Pitbull so well in the first fight. Pitbull responded by throwing heavy punches to the body to set up punches to the head.
Queally became the leg kicker in the fight, sending big kicks to Pitbull’s head leg and causing noticeable bruising and swelling as the Irish crowd continued to sing throughout the first round.
The second round opened with an accidental glance from Queally, leading to a long pause for Pitbull to recover. Pitbull not only recovered, but came out of the break with an explosive strike. As Queally stepped in, Pitbull unloaded with a heavy right hand that left Queally down.
Pitbull continued to attack as Queally tumbled around the cage, trying to regain his legs. Unfortunately for Queally and the hometown crowd, Pitbull didn’t take his foot off the accelerator, landing right hand after right hand as Queally covered himself against the cage. The referee was forced to step in and stop the bout at 1:05 of Round 2.
The lightweight championship was available to be won thanks to Pitbull’s younger brother, Patricio, who left the title to give Patricky the chance to become Bellator champion after a long career in promotion.
Pitbull took the opportunity and kept the belt in the family.
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Bellator 270 battle card, results
- Patricky Pitbull defeated Peter Queally via TKO in the second round (punches)
- Patchy Mix def. James Gallagher via Third Round Submission (Guillotine Choke)
- Pedro Carvalho beat. Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ilias Bulaid def. Georges Sasu by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)