There are a couple key questions that will be answered this Friday night at Bellator 258.
First, will champion Juan Archuleta walk out of the arena as still the bantamweight champion, or will Sergio Pettis join his brother as a titleholder in one of the major MMA promotions?
Archuleta makes his title defense in the main event. This will be his first time putting the belt on the line since besting Patchy Mix to win the vacant belt back in September.
He is 25-2 overall including a dozen finishes, highlighted by 12 knockouts.
Pettis is on a three-fight win streak that includes triumphs over Ricky Bandejas and Tyson Nam. He spent time in the UFC with Anthony, who was the lightweight champion there before signing with the Professional Fighters League.
Another key question for the night revolves around Anthony Johnson. The former UFC title contender returns after four years in retirement. He was scheduled to meet Yoel Romero, but Romero was forced out.
Johnson will now meet Jose Augusto in the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals.
How will “cage-rust” come into play in this one? And what kind of cardio will we see from “Rumble” if this goes past the first round?
The card also features Patricky Freire meeting Peter Queally and Michael Page taking on Derek Anderson. On the prelims, Josh Hill faces Raufeon Stotts, Logan Storley is back in action and more.