Emmanuel Sanchez has been on a roll lately, winning four straight matches — including his first-round submission (arm-triangle choke) of Sam Sicilia in April.
Now fight fans will see if “El Matador” can could tame the “Pitbull” when Sanchez faces Patricio Freire for Freire’s featherweight world championship title Friday, Nov. 16, at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the Paramount Network Stream on DAZN.
“Pitbull” won the featherweight strap by getting Daniel Straus to tap out via guillotine choke in April 2017, and then successfully defended the title in a split-decision victory over Daniel Weichel.
As intriguing as Bellator 209’s main event is, its co-main event — pitting Haim Gozali against Ryan Couture in welterweight action — promises to be action-packed as well.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bellator 209.
(All times Eastern.)
Bellator 209 date, start time
Bellator 209 will take place Friday, Nov. 16, with the main card beginning at 9 p.m.
How to watch Bellator 209
The entire Bellator card can be viewed on the Paramount Network Stream and streamed on DAZN.
Bellator 209 fight card
- Main event: Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez; featherweight world title fight
- Co-main event: Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture; welterweights
- Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov; light heavyweights
- Olga Rubin vs. Cindy Dandois; women’s welterweights
- Kirill Sidelnikov vs. Adam Keresh; heavyweights
- Ido Halfon vs. Itay Tratner; lightweights
- Nisim Rozalis vs. Nika Ben Tuashy; light heavyweights
- Ion Pop vs. Itsik Rubinov; featherweights
- Shimon Smotritsky vs. Matan Levi; welterweights
- Fadi Haiyadre vs. Christos Nicolaou; welterweights
- Honor Kelesh vs. Andrei Barbarosa; featherweights
- Yulia Sachkov vs. Viktoria Makarova; women’s strawweights
- Khonry Gracie vs. Ron Becker; welterweights
- Aviv Gozali vs. Anton Lazebnov; Lightweight
- Kirill Medvedovsky vs. Denis Palancica; Featherweight
- Ejargew Tariku vs. Sidemar Honorio; Bantamweight
- Jackie Gosh vs. Jamil Ibragimov; Welterweight