Bellator 99 features an exciting featherweight bout between heavy-handed strikers Patricio Pitbull and Diego Nunes. Both of these fighters are vying for a chance to move through the featherweight tournament in hopes of fighting for the title, which is currently held by Pat Curan.
Pitbull comes into this fight with a lot of momentum on his side. Currently, Pitbull has only lost twice in his career, and sports an impressive record of 18-2. His losses have come against Curan and Joe Warren, and both of those losses were by split decision. Pitbull comes into this fight with Nunes looking to make a statement, and his power makes him one of the most exciting fighters under the Bellator banner.
This bout will be Nunes Bellator’s debut after fighting in many promotions, particularly the UFC, over the years. Nunes has always been an exciting fighter to watch. His flashy kicks have served him well in his career, and it certainly helps when you train with Jose Aldo on a regular basis. Still, wrestlers in the UFC, such as Nik Lentz and Dennis Siver, have been able to overpower him, stifling his striking game. Pitbull seems like the kind of fighter who would more than welcome a striking war, which will allow Nunes to display some of his own techniques.
It should be a fun scrap, which takes place tomorrow night on Spike TV. The winner continues on in the featherweight tournament and gets a huge win under their belt. Both fighters don’t want a loss, as it would be a huge setback for their career.