After suffering a nasty submission loss to Lloyd Woodard last month in the quarterfinal round of Bellator’s ongoing Season 6 lightweight tournament it was feared Patricky Freire could be out for an extended period time based on the nature of the finish. Fortunately it appears that will not be the case, as Freire avoided any severe damage from Woodward’s Kimura and should be back in the cage sooner than later.

“Patricky might fight again in June,” said manager Matheus Aquino in a conversation with TATAME, adding Freire had no broken bones and was already doing minor rehabilitation to get back up to full steam.

Freire, who had never been stopped in a fight prior to facing Woodard, is 10-3 in his career including wins inside the Bellator cage against Rob McCullough, Toby Imada, and Kurt Pellegrino.

The only Bellator event currently linked to June is Bellator 71, the first event in the organization’s Summer Series of shows.