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Bellator 249 loses co-headliner after Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire suffers from labyrinthitis – MMA Fighting

The Bellator 249 co-headliner between Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Jaleel Willis was called off hours before it was scheduled to take place.

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Bellator 249 lost its co-headliner Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis shortly before the opening bell when Freire came down with labyrinthitis, an infection triggered by a cold or flu. Its unclear what exactly caused Patricky Freires condition.
Labyrinthitis causes inflammation of the inner ear or the nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain.
Multiple people with knowledge of the scratch confirmed the news to MMA Fighting after an initial report from MMA Junkie. Both fighters will be comp…

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