Bellator 99 featured an important featherweight bout between Patricio Pitbull and Diego Nunes. A lot was at stake for this bout, as the winner progresses through the featherweight tournament, and the loser takes a serious hit in their ranking. The bout ended quickly, as Pitbull was able to land a short right, sending Nunes to the canvas.
Pitbull would follow it up with some good shots from the top, and the ref had seen enough. This was one of the most impressive finishes from Pitbull, and it was one of the biggest wins of his career. He now moves on in the featherweight tournament, where he has the chance to challenge Pat Curan for the belt.
Coming into this fight, Nunes had a lot of experience under his belt, fighting under the UFC banner and putting on some wars. Many felt that Nunes was the more dynamic striker in this bout, and Nunes himself even felt he would have the striking advantage. This wasn’t the case, however, as Pitbull was able to deliver an impressive KO finish, something fans are starting to expect from him regularly. The sheer power from Pitbull makes him dangerous at all times during a fight.
Up next for Pitbull is a featherweight bout with Fabricio Guerreiro, which will make for an exciting striking war. Pitbull is one of the most powerful punchers in the division, and this was on full display in his bout with Nunes. Pitbull made a promise to his late training coach, saying he would avenge the Curan loss, and so far it looks like he is on the right path.