Patricky Freire to defend Bellator lightweight title against Usman Nurmagomedov in November

Patricky Freire is now set to defend his recently acquired Bellator lightweight title in November. Sharing the cage with Freire will be an undefeated challenger in Usman Nurmagomedov, who has finished his three previous bouts in the first round. The matchup was first reported by

Patricky Freire to defend Bellator lightweight title against Usman Nurmagomedov in November

Patricky Freire is now set to defend his recently acquired Bellator lightweight title in November.

Sharing the cage with Freire will be an undefeated challenger in Usman Nurmagomedov, who has finished his three previous bouts in the first round.

The matchup was first reported by

Nurmagomedov, 24, the cousin of UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov, has fought under the Bellator banner four times. In his debut with the promotion, he defeated Mike Hamel by unanimous decision, but then ripped through Manny Muro, Patrik Pietila, and Chris Gonzalez in the opening frame.

There are currently no other bouts announced for the Nov. 18 event.

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