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 Sherdog.com

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 Sherdog.com

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 […]

Eduardo Dantas Moves to Featherweight, Meets Juan Archuleta at Bellator 222 in New York

Former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas will try his hand at 145 pounds when he faces Juan Archuleta at Bellator 222. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Juan Archuleta fought through adversity – including Dillashaw’s loss – to win at Bellator 214

Gallery Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 214: Best photos view 9 images INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Juan Archuleta said he had to fight through some adversity ahead of Bellator 214, and it wasn’t of his own making. When his teammate, T.J. Dillashaw (16-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC), lost the UFC on ESPN+ 1 main event […]

Juan Archuleta says T.J. Dillashaw ‘has moved on’ and will corner him at Bellator 214

LOS ANGELES — Juan Archuleta will have T.J. Dillashaw in his corner when he meets Ricky Bandejas on Saturday night in a bantamweight main card bout at Bellator 214. So you better bet Archuleta, who was out in New York last week with Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight champion’s loss to flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo […]

Bellator 214’s Juan Archuleta: Ricky Bandejas ‘has a lot of strengths where I have my weaknesses’

It’s common to hear a fighter say whatever appointment they have next is the biggest test of their career. But when Juan Archuleta talks about his bantamweight meeting with Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 214, he truly means it. “This guy, he has a lot of strengths where I have my weaknesses,” Archuleta told MMAjunkie ahead of […]

After Bellator 210 win, Juan Archuleta plans drop to 135 – but ready for title shot in any division

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Juan Archuleta is no stranger to fighting in multiple weight classes. After all, he won titles for King of the Cage in four separate divisions. (You read that right: Four. Separate. Divisions.) This past Saturday, Archuleta (20-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) outworked a tough Jeremy Spoon (21-5 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) for a unanimous […]

Juan Archuleta details daughter’s frightening ‘mishap’ that nearly forced him off Bellator 201

TEMECULA, Calif. – Juan Archuleta earned the most spectacular knockout of the night at Bellator 201 on Friday. It’s now all the more impressive after revealing that he was close to not even stepping in the cage. Archuleta (19-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) nearly withdrew from his featherweight fight against Robbie Peralta (19-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), which […]

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