Bellator 258 Results: Sergio Pettis Becomes A Champion
Sergio Pettis joined his brother, Anthony Pettis, as a champion in MMA, claiming the title over Juan Archuleta at Bellator 258 Friday night.
Pettis scored a decision victory, sweeping the three scorecards.
“It feels great,” Pettis said of winning in front of Anthony. He’s been telling me I’m one of the best ever since I started this and to finally be able to join him and get my own belt is amazing. It feels like a dream come true. Big thank you to Juan Archuleta for this opportunity and for the fight. You’re a tough athlete, a great father and thank you for everything.
“I knew I was just getting the better of the exchanges. He hit me with some good shots but I knew my shots were hitting him a little cleaner, a little bit harder. I was very calculated, calm. He said there was a storm coming and there was heavy tides but I was out here and I was water tonight. I was just flowing. It was my night.
In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson made his return, finishing Jose Augusto in the second round.
“I felt like I was home. I felt like this was natural and what I’m supposed to do. I didn’t feel uncomfortable. You know me. I go out here and I really swing and I really give it my all,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be a hell of a fight. I like [Vadim] Nemkov. He brings it. He’s the total package. He can submit you. He can take you down and he can strike.
“There’s nothing that that man can’t do. I look forward to testing him with my old skills. We’re still in with the old. We’re not in with the new.”
Peter Queally earned a victory over Patricky “Pitbull” Freire as the doctor stopped the fight with one second left. Michael Page finished Derek Anderson in the first round, as well.
#1-Sergio Pettis (21-5) defeated c-Juan Archuleta (25-3) via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Anthony Johnson (23-6) defeated Jose “Gugu” Augusto (7-3, 1 NC) via KO (punch) a 1:30 of round two
Peter Queally (13-5-1) defeated #2-Patricky Pitbull (23-9) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at :01 of round three
#2-Michael Page (19-1) defeated #6-Derek Anderson (17-4, 1 NC) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round one
#4-Raufeon Stots (16-1) defeated #7-Josh Hill (20-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lorenz Larkin (23-7, 1 NC) defeated Rafael Carvalho (16-6) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#2-Patchy Mix (14-1) defeated Albert Morales (10-7-1) via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:40 of round three
#6-Johnny Eblen (8-0) defeated Daniel Madrid (18-7) via KO (punches) at 2:44 of round one
Johnny Campbell (21-13, 1 NC) defeated Henry Corrales (18-6) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:12 of round two
Johnny Soto (4-1) defeated Weber Almeida (5-1) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Erik Perez (20-8) defeated Blaine Shutt (8-5) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)