Bellator 37 Results: Patricio Freire vs. Georgi Karakhanyan Live Updates

Georgi Karakhanyan is 14-2-1 in MMA. He lost to Joe Warren in last year's featherweight tournament semi-final. He last defeated Anthony Leone at Bellator 28. Patricio Freire is 14-1, his lone loss coming to Warren in last year's featherweight tournament final. Freire defeated Wilson Reis in last year's semi-final.

Round 1 - Freire opens with a one-two. Jumping knee from Karakhanyan misses. Clinch up against the fence. They disengage. Combo from Freire misses. Pitbull with more combos that meet Karakhanyan's forearms. Left-right allows Freire to get inside, and he slams Karakhanyan to the mat. Back to their feet now. Freire with over-under control on the fence. Disengage now. Freire throwing wide hooks. Leg kick from Karakhanyan. Nice left from Pitbull allows him inside and he puts Karakhanyan on his back again. Butterfly guard for Karakhanyan. Short lefts from Pitbull. Karakhanyan explodes up again. Slow pace against the fence with 30 seconds to go. They break in the center of the cage. Nice left from Pitbull. He stuffs a takedown and briefly controls the back.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Patricio Freire.

Round 2 - Nice left hook from Pitbull 30 seconds in. Flying knee might have clipped Karakhanyan. Clinch up against the fence. Karakhanyan turns and has Freire up against the fence. They disengage. Nice leg kick from Karakhanyan. Follows with a left hand. Nice combination from Freire. We're back along the fence. Crowd is not happy with this. Pitbull throwing knees to the body. We're at a slow pace now. Freire fends of a shot and lands a nice shot to the body. Karakhanyan shoots from way outside and is stuffed. Pitbull transitions to the back. One hook in. He works toward the mount, but now he has both hooks in back control. Thirty seconds left in the round.

SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Patricio Freire.

Round 3 - Nice one-two from Patricio. Guess where? The fence. They disengage. Karakhanyan throws a wild punch that misses. Straight right from Patricio lands. Another drops Karakhanyan. Jason Herzog gives Karakhanyan time to recover, but he steps in after a few shots.

Patricio Freire defeats Georgi Karakhanyan by technical knockout at 0:56 of round three.

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