Bellator 258: The counterstriking of Sergio Pettis excessive for Juan Archuleta, Pettis ends up being brand-new Bellator bantamweight champion.
The opening round saw Archuleta aim to press Pettis, but Pettiss speed appeared to be excessive, showcasing excellent footwork and landing best counterpunches. When pinning Archuleta against the cage and landing counter elbows and blows as Archuleta tried a takedown, Pettis himself showed pressure.
Archuleta handled to score a takedown in the second round, but he didnt seem to be able to do much before the battle returned to the feet. There, Pettis resumed his crisp counterstriking and quickness to prevent Archuletas attack, with Pettis even busting open Archuleta.
The 3rd round was quite close, with Archuleta pressing the better rate, though Pettis continued to land his counters.
Pettis held off another Archuleta takedown attempt in the fourth round and tagged Archuleta with a set of rights, going on to control the round with his punching as soon as again.
Archuleta managed to score another takedown of Pettis in the final round and attempted to bring some needed pressure, however it wasnt enough.
One judge gave Pettis a 50-45 sweep, while the other two scored the battle 49-46 for him to strengthen his title win.
Bellator 258 took location on Friday, May 7, 2021, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.
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Sergio Pettis catches the Bellator bantamweight champion by beating Juan Archuleta in the Bellator 258 centerpiece
Simply over a decade after his bro, Anthony, recorded the WEC light-weight title– and almost 8 years after he won the UFC title– Sergio Pettis now also gets to say he is an MMA champ Sergio Pettis beat Juan Archuleta in a nearly one-sided main occasion of Bellator 258 to win the Bellator bantamweight champion.