Bellator: Sergio Pettis ready for ‘big opportunity’ against champion Juan Archuleta

Only two fights into his Bellator career, Sergio Pettis finds himself on the cusp of title contention. Since joining the Bellator roster in January, Pettis (20-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has picked up a finish of Alfred Khashakyan and an impressive win over Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 242. The latest victory set him up as a […]

Bellator 246 video: Juan Archuleta says Patchy Mix was ‘young, dumb,’ slowed after second round

Bellator MMA New bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta spoke to reporters after winning the title at Bellator 246 on Saturday night. He talks about how he rebounded from a slow start against Patchy Mix, how Cub Swanson and T.J. Dillashaw helped him rebound from a featherweight title loss, wanting to fight Kyoji Horiguchi and Kai Asakura, […]

Bellator 246 video: Scott Coker talks Juan Archuleta, Jon Fitch, who’s next for title shots, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters after Bellator 246 on Saturday night, addressing new bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta, Jon Fitch’s retirement, the title picture at bantamweight, light heavyweight, and flyweight, Bellator’s move to CBS Sports, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bellator 246 results: Juan Archuleta claims bantamweight gold with unanimous decision win over Patchy Mix

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Juan Archuleta finally got his Bellator world title at Bellator 246. The main event of the evening was a barnburner between Archuleta and the undefeated grappling phenom Patchy Mix, and early on, it was all Mix who took advantage of an overaggressive Archuleta to score takedowns and dominate with ground game. […]

Bellator 246 results: Juan Archuleta wins vacant bantamweight title in slugfest over Patchy Mix

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Bellator bantamweight championship finally has a home, around the waist of Juan Archuleta. In a stirring battle, Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) defeated Patchy Mix by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) on Saturday night in the main event of Bellator 246 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Largely a high-action striking affair through […]

Juan Archuleta Outlasts Patrick Mix to Win Bantamweight Title at Bellator 246

The second time was the charm for Juan Archuleta, birthday boy and newest Bellator MMA champion. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator 246 Results: Archuleta vs. Mix

Juan Archuleta and Patrick Mix will clash in the Bellator 246 main event Saturday. | Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 246 results for the Archuleta vs. Mix fight card at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and live Bellator 246 Twitter updates. The scheduled main event features a bantamweight title showdown between Juan Archuleta […]

Bellator 246’s Juan Archuleta says he thought COVID was a hoax – until he got the virus

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Juan Archuleta was a COVID denier until he tested positive for the virus. “I was the type of person that didn’t believe in this,” Archuleta told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “But it’s like, ‘I’m healthy, I’m not going to catch this, this thing is a hoax.’ And then catching it is like, […]

Bellator 246 Countdown: Archuleta vs. Mix

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Before Bellator 246, see how Juan Archuleta and Patricky Mix ended up competing for the Bellator bantamweight title in the main event Saturday night. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Juan Archuleta vs. Patchy Mix to crown new Bellator bantamweight champion on Sept. 12

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A new Bellator bantamweight champion will be crowned when Juan Archuleta faces off with Patrick “Patchy” Mix as part of a two night card with this matchup taking place on Sept. 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMA Fighting […]

Juan Archuleta or ‘Patchy’ Mix, Bellator contender Sergio Pettis thinks neither will stand with him

No. 1 Bellator bantamweight contender Sergio Pettis will face the winner of an upcoming title fight between Patrick “Patchy” Mix and one-time featherweight title challenger Juan Archuleta. Whomever emerges as the new champ, he anticipates the same fight. “I feel like both of those guys, regardless, are going to have the same game plan against […]

Juan Archuleta frustrated with lack of activity: ‘I want to fight five, six times a year’

Juan Archuleta wants to clock in more hours. The former Bellator title challenger hasn’t been content with the amount of fights he’s been getting. Archuleta (23-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) last fought in September, where he lost to champ-champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in the co-main event of Bellator 228, and he was recently booked to fight […]

Juan Archuleta to fight Henry Corrales at Bellator 238

Juan Archuleta (pictured) fights Henry Corrales in a featherweight bout at Bellator 238 on Jan. 25 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After bowing out of the Featherweight World Grand Prix, Juan Archuleta and Henry Corrales will fight to stay in the contenders’ circle. MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Archuleta (23-2) and […]

Juan Archuleta vs. Henry Corrales Set for Bellator 238 on Jan. 25

Juan Archuleta will lock horns with Henry Corrales in a featherweight tilt at Bellator 238. View full post on Recent News on

A.J. McKee: I’m ‘a little mad at Bellator’ for giving Juan Archuleta my title shot vs. Patricio Freire

BURBANK, Calif. – A.J. McKee has been chirping at Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire for a while now. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, when the mercurial “Pitbull” nearly got into it with Darrion Caldwell at Wednesday’s Bellator media day, McKee (14-0 MMA, 14-0 BMMA) couldn’t resist inserting himself into the situation. Freire […]

Patricio Freire, Juan Archuleta Booked for Bellator Featherweight Tourney Bout on Sept. 28

The first bout of Bellator MMA’s featherweight grand prix is set, as Patricio Freire will defend his 145-pound title against Juan Archuleta on Sept. 28. View full post on Recent News on

Patricio Freire vs. Juan Archuleta title fight set for Bellator FWGP opening round

The 16-man Bellator featherweight tournament set to begin in September, and the first confirmed matchup features the division’s champion against a red-hot contender. Reigning Bellator 145-pound titleholder Patricio Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) will put his belt on the line against Juan Archuleta (23-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) in the opening round of the grand prix, […]

Juan Archuleta: Bellator-Rizin champ Kyoji Horiguchi has no better options than me

Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator as the first four-division regional champion in the promotion’s history. Now he aims to make more history by defeating a champ with two belts. “Either way, I’m fighting for two titles in my next fight,” Archuleta told MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m either fighting (Patricio) ‘Pitbull’ (Freire) for the 145 and […]

Video: Ryan Seacrest gets fighting lessons from Bellator’s Juan Archuleta

Fast-rising Bellator featherweight Juan Archuleta probably didn’t head to New York this week thinking he was going to have the easiest fight. Archuleta (22-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will meet former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas on the main card of Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. On Tuesday, though, Archuleta got into a “fight” of a different sort. […]

Ex-champ Eduardo Dantas to meet Juan Archuleta at Bellator 222 in New York

When former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas returns to the Bellator cage, it won’t be in the division he once ruled. Dantas will compete at featherweight when he meets Juan Archuleta on June 14 on the main card of Bellator 222, promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting. Dantas (21-6 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) most recently has beaten […]

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