Time & Location
About The Event
Freire and Weichel had their first encounter at Bellator 138 in July 2015. “Pitbull” was compromised by the challenger near the end of the opening round, but he then turned the tide quickly in the second frame. The Brazilian knocked Weichel out just 32 seconds into Round 2, but he’s alternated wins and losses in his four fights since.
The rematch marks the third rematch of Freire’s Bellator tenure. He’s also fought Daniel Straus and Pat Curran more than once. Weichel, who has won four straight bouts since losing his first meeting with Freire, will have a rematch for the first time in his Bellator career.
The Bellator 203 co-main event sees Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (19-12 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) return to the light-heavyweight division following a failed middleweight title bid. He takes on Jamie Sloane (8-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who makes his promotional debut at the event.
Bellator Kickboxing 10 takes place the same night as Bellator 203. The event features an inaugural lightweight title bout between Giorgio Petrosyan (85-2-2) and Chingiz Allazov (53-2) as well as a featherweight title matchup between champ Kevin Ross (45-13) and challenger Gabriel Varga (21-6).
Bohn, M. (2018, April 10). Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire vs. Daniel Weichel 2 headlines Bellator 203 in Rome. Retrieved from https://mmajunkie.com/2018/04/patricio-pitbull-freire-daniel-weichel-2-title-rematch-headlines-bellator-203-rome