Patricio Freire has taken one step closer to making a Pedro Carvalho rebooking come to fruition.
The Bellator lightweight and featherweight champion Freire (30-4 MMA, 18-4 BMMA) recently acquired a new work visa on an emergency basis, permitting him to travel to the United States. With help from Bellator, Freire’s team members also acquired the necessary documentation to come into the country.
“It’s not that Bellator kept booking and postponing, it was that the conversations led to, ‘Possibly this month; possibly that month.’ But they never gave an official date because they were working through all those travel situations,” Freire recently told MMA Junkie. “I already have my visa in hand. (In late August), I went there and got everyone approved to enter the U.S. now. Now we just need to wait for Bellator to book the fight.”
The Bellator featherweight grand prix, which includes the Freire vs. Carvalho quarterfinal