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Freire, however, is took a decisive lead in the rivalry, recapturing the featherweight championship from Straus in their fourth match-up, which took place on Friday night at Bellator 178 in Uncasville, Conn. Freire submitted Straus with a guillotine choke just 37 seconds into the second round.
Rising talent Ilima-Lei Macfarlane kept her spotless record intact, submitting Jessica Middleton via armbar a little over two minutes into their fight. Macfarlane is now 6-0 as a professional.
Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4 Results
- Patricio Freire def. Daniel Straus via aubmission (guillotine) at 0:37, R2
- Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Jessica Middleton via submission (armbar) at 2:15, R1
- Saad Awad def. Ryan Quinn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- AJ McKee Jr. def. Dominic Mazzotta via knockout (head kick) at 1:15, R1