Bellator 258: Archuleta vs. Pettis Results: Bantamweight Championship Bout & Anthony Johnson Debuts!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Showtime)

Bellator Bantamweight Championship
#1 Sergio Pettis def. Juan Archuleta (c) by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the championship

Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Anthony Johnson def. Jose Augusto by KO via punch (1:30, R2)

Peter Queally def. #2 Patricky Pitbull by TKO via doctor stoppage (0:01, R3)

Michael Page def. Derek Anderson by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

Preliminary Card (5:30pm EST., Youtube)

Lorenz Larkin def. Rafael Carvalho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Raufeon Stots def. #7 Josh Hill by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#2 Patchy Mix def. Albert Morales by submission via arm triangle choke (2:40, R3)

Johnny Soto def. Weber Almeida by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Johnny Campbell def. Henry Corrales by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R2)

#6 Johnny Eblen def. Daniel Madrid by KO via strikes (2:44, R1)

Erik Perez def. Blaine Shutt by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)


Bellator Bantamweight Championship
Juan Archuleta (c) vs. #1 Sergio Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Archuleta peppering Pettis with jabs, Pettis fires back with some jabs of his own. Pettis lands a few counter rights on a swinging Archuleta, Pettis barely lands a head kick on Archuleta. Archuleta scores a takedown on Pettis and Pettis gets right back up, Archuleta keeps Pettis against the cage wall while eating some elbow strikes. The fighters separate and swing wildly at each other, Pettis cracks a swinging Archuleta with a counter right hook. Pettis lands another counter right on a kicking Archuleta, Archuleta starts attacking the body of Pettis. Archuleta eats an elbow strike from Pettis, Archuleta and Pettis hit the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round Two: The round begins with Archuleta cracking Pettis with a three punch combination, Archuleta scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the full guard. Pettis scrambles to his feet and Archuleta briefly clinches with him, Archuleta and Pettis exchange some jabs. Archuleta backs up Pettis while throwing a combination, Archuleta nearly cracks a backing Pettis with a back fist. Pettis lands a right after eating a body shot from Archuleta, Pettis lands a left hook during an exchange with Archuleta. Pettis cracks a kicking Archuleta with a counter right hook, Pettis goes for a head kick and Archuleta blocks it. Archuleta charges at Pettis while swinging away at him, Archuleta looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis (Overall Score: 20-18 for Pettis)

Round Three: The round begins with Archuleta missing a head kick attempt on Pettis, Archuleta and Pettis exchange some jabs. Pettis and Archuleta also exchange a few right hooks, Archuleta throws a few strikes before eating a counter right from Pettis. Archuleta starts landing multiple combinations on Pettis, Pettis cracks an incoming Archuleta with a short right. Archuleta gets Pettis against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters separate and Pettis kicks Archuleta in the midsection. Pettis starts landing a plethora of jabs on Archuleta, Pettis throws a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Archuleta (Overall Score: 29-28 for Pettis)

Round Four: The round begins with Archuleta immediately looking for a takedown before Pettis lands a counter right, Pettis eats a left before landing a counter right on Archuleta. Pettis and Archuleta exchange a bunch of jabs, Archuleta scores a takedown and Pettis gets right back up. Pettis stuns Archuleta after landing a pair of short right hooks, Pettis follows up by kicking Archuleta in the midsection. Pettis starts hunting for the takedown on Archuleta, Pettis follows up by landing a combination on Archuleta. Pettis again cracks a swinging Archuleta with a counter right hook, Pettis then lands another counter right on a wildly swinging Archuleta. Archuleta charges at Pettis while swinging wildly at him, Pettis follows up by kicking Archuleta in the midsection. The fighters exchange shots as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis (Overall Score: 39-37 for Pettis)

Round Five: The round begins with Archuleta swinging away at Pettis, Archuleta lands a two punch combo against Pettis. Pettis goes back to peppering Archuleta with jabs, Archuleta gets Pettis against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Pettis cracks a swinging Archuleta with a counter left hook, Archuleta charges at Pettis and Pettis lands another left hook. Archuleta and Pettis have a few wild striking exchanges, Pettis again lands a counter left hook on the swinging Archuleta. Pettis follows up by landing a short right hook on Archuleta, Archuleta scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets side control. Pettis scrambles and Archuleta gets back control, Pettis scrambles to his feet and Archuleta maintains back control for a short time. Archuleta hunts for another takedown on Pettis as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis (Final Score: 49-46 for Pettis)

Official Result: #1 Sergio Pettis def. Juan Archuleta (c) by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the championship

Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Anthony Johnson vs. Jose Augusto

Round One: The round begins with Johnson attacking Augusto with some leg kicks, Augusto looks to land counter rights on Johnson. Johnson backs up Augusto with a push kick to the midsection, Augusto backs up Johnson after landing a two strike combination. Augusto injures his right hand after taking a swing at Johnson, Johnson backs Augusto into the cage wall while swinging wildly at him. Johnson rocks Augusto after landing a three punch combo, Augusto rocks a swinging Johnson after landing a counter left hook. Augusto drops Johnson with a follow up left and he lands some follow up strikes, Augusto dives for a rear naked choke and Johnson defends. Johnson gets up and Augusto nails him with elbow strikes, Johnson scores a takedown on Augusto and he gets the half guard. Augusto quickly gets Johnson into his full guard, Johnson lands ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Augusto

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson attacking Augusto with leg kicks, Augusto responds with leg kicks of his own. Augusto and Johnson exchange a plethora of jabs, Augusto cracks Johnson with a left to the midsection. Johnson levels Augusto with a right and Augusto goes out cold.

Official Result: Anthony Johnson def. Jose Augusto by KO via punch (1:30, R2)

#2 Patricky Pitbull vs. Peter Queally

Round One: The round begins with Queally attempting a high kick against Pitbull, Pitbull attacks Queally with some leg kicks. Pitbull accidentally nails Queally low and the fight is halted, the action resumes with Pitbull attacking Queally with a combination. Queally and Pitbull exchange kicks to the midsection, Pitbull backs up Queally after throwing another combination. Queally eats a few shots before landing a body kick on Pitbull, Pitbull nails Queally with a three strike combination. Queally starts landing some leg kicks against Pitbull, Pitbull gets Queally against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Queally lands a few shots on Pitbull as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pitbull

Round Two: The round begins with Pitbull nailing Queally with some leg kicks, Queally starts peppering Pitbull with some jabs. Queally goes for a head kick as Pitbull swings away at him, Queally pops Pitbull with a two punch combination. Queally and Pitbull trade some jabs to their faces, Pitbull attacks the midsection of a backing Queally. Queally starts landing some punching combinations on Pitbull, Pitbull pops Queally with a two punch combination. Pitbull nails Queally with a right hook to the midsection, Pitbull scores a takedown on Queally and he gets the full guard. Pitbull hits Queally with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pitbull (Overall Score: 20-18 for Pitbull)

In between rounds, the doctor says that Patricky Pitbull cannot continue due to a cut on his head and the fight is stopped.

Official Result: Peter Queally def. #2 Patricky Pitbull by TKO via doctor stoppage (0:01, R3)

#2 (Welterweight) Michael Page vs. #6 (Welterweight) Derek Anderson

Round One: The round begins with Anderson attacking Page with some leg kicks, Page fires back with leg kicks of his own. Page then cracks Anderson with a short right hook followed by a jump knee strike attempt, Page follows up by cracking Anderson with a right uppercut. Page comes forward and he nails Anderson with a two punch combination, Anderson grabs Page and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Page cracks Anderson with a head kick, Page then drops Anderson momentarily with a right. Anderson takes some swings at Page as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page

In between rounds, it was deemed that Derek Anderson couldn't continue due to the broken nose suffered in round one.

Official Result: Michael Page def. Derek Anderson by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

#4 Raufeon Stots vs. #7 Josh Hill

Round One: The round begins with Hill attacking Stots with some leg kicks, Stots cracks Hill with a kick to the midsection. Hill comes forward while landing a short right on Stots, Stots pops Hill with a leg kick followed by a left. Stots trips up Hill with a combination and he gets back control on the ground, Stots attacks Hill with some ground and pound. Hill gets back up and Stots attacks him with knee strikes, Stots drags Hill back to the ground while landing some strikes. Stots goes for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stots

Round Two: The round begins with Hill attacking Stots with some leg kicks, Stots backs up Hill while swinging away at him. Hill lands a few rights before eating a counter left from Stots, Hill looks to land counter rights on a swinging Stots. Stots follows Hill around the cage while picking him apart with strikes, Stots grabs Hill and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Stots goes for a jump knee strike and Hill counters with a right. Hill goes for his own jump knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stots (Overall Score: 20-18 for Stots)

Round Three: The round begins with Stots attacking Hill with some leg kicks, Hill comes forward and he pops Stots with a few rights. Hill lands a counter right hook on a swinging Stots, Hill also starts landing some leg kicks against Stots. Stots then cracks Hill with a kick to the midsection, Hill cracks a swinging Stots with a counter right hook. Hill looks for a takedown and Stots counters by landing a knee strike, Stots scores a takedown on Hill and he gets him in a seated position. Stots hits Hill with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stots (Final Score: 30-27 for Stots)

Official Result: #4 Raufeon Stots def. #7 Josh Hill by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lorenz Larkin vs. Rafael Carvalho

Round One: The round begins with Carvalho attacking Larkin with some leg kicks, Larkin cracks a swinging Carvalho with a counter left hook. Larkin also starts attacking Carvalho with some leg kicks, Carvalho starts landing kicks to the midsection of Larkin. Larkin backs up Carvalho while swinging away at him, Carvalho lands a right on Larkin as they briefly clinch. Carvalho backs Larkin into the cage wall as they swing away at each other, the fighters separate as Larkin cracks Carvalho with multiple elbow strikes. Larkin comes forward and he lands a three strike combo on a swinging Carvalho, Larkin swings away at Carvalho as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Larkin

Round Two: The round begins with Larkin and Carvalho exchanging some kicks, Larkin backs up Carvalho after throwing a left hook. Carvalho charges at Larkin while swinging wildly at him, Larkin grabs Carvalho and he gets him up against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and clinch a few moments later, the fighters separate again and swing away at each other. Carvalho grabs Larkin and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters trade a few shots until the referee separates them. The action resumes with Larkin nailing Carvalho with an elbow strike, Carvalho then nails Larkin with a kick to the midsection. Larkin hits Carvalho with a push kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Larkin (Overall Score: 20-18 for Larkin)

Round Three: The round begins with Larkin attacking Carvalho with some leg kicks, Larkin and Carvalho clinch after a brief striking exchange. The fighters trade some strikes before separating, Carvalho pops Larkin with a two punch combination. Carvalho continues coming forward while swinging away at Larkin, Larkin then cracks Carvalho with a striking combination. Larkin gets Carvalho against the cage wall before attempting the takedown, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Carvalho and Larkin have some striking exchanges until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Larkin (Final Score: 30-27 for Larkin)

Official Result: Lorenz Larkin def. Rafael Carvalho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#2 Patchy Mix vs. Albert Morales

Round One: The round begins with Morales kicking Mix in the midsection, Mix grabs Morales and he gets him against the cage wall. Mix scores a takedown on Morales and Morales gets right back up, Mix drags Morales back to the ground and he gets back control. Morales scrambles and he gets Mix in his full guard, Morales scrambles to his feet and Mix gets him up against the cage wall. Mix jumps on the back of Morales and Morales shakes him off before getting top control on the ground, Mix gets Morales back into his half guard. Mix eventually gets Morales into his full guard before standing up, Morales nails Mix with a kick to the midsection. Morales gets taken down by Mix after a jump knee strike attempt, Mix postures up and he kicks away at Morales as Morales gets up, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mix

Round Two: The round begins with Mix kicking Morales in the midsection, Morales nails Mix with a right to the body. Morales cracks a swinging Mix with a counter right hook, Mix gets Morales against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him. Mix quickly gains the side control position against Morales, Mix attacks Morales with some ground and pound. Mix transitions to the back control position on Morales, Mix attacks Morales with more ground and pound. Mix nails Morales with more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mix (Overall Score: 20-18 for Mix)

Round Three: The round begins with Mix kicking a swinging Morales in the midsection, Mix gets Morales against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Mix scores a takedown on Morales and he gets side control, Mix catches Morales in an arm triangle choke while landing a lot of ground and pound, Mix adjusts the arm triangle choke and Morales taps out.

Official Result: #2 Patchy Mix def. Albert Morales by submission via arm triangle choke (2:40, R3)

#6 Johnny Eblen vs. Daniel Madrid

Round One: The round begins with Eblen attacking Madrid with some leg kicks, Eblen charges forward and he pops Madrid with a left hook. Eblen backs up Madrid while landing a few kicks to the midsection, Madrid starts landing leg kicks on Eblen. Eblen drops Madrid with a two punch combination and he lands follow up strikes until Madrid goes out cold.

Official Result: #6 Johnny Eblen def. Daniel Madrid by KO via strikes (2:44, R1)

Henry Corrales vs. Johnny Campbell

Round One: The round begins with Campbell attacking Corrales with a variety of kicks, Campbell lands some leg kicks on Corrales. Corrales takes a few swings at a tripping Campbell, Campbell grabs Corrales and he briefly gets him up against the cage wall. Corrales lands a counter right uppercut on a swinging Campbell, Campbell cracks Corrales with a looping left hook. Campbell follows up by landing a counter right on Corrales, Corrales and Campbell gets into a few striking exchanges. Campbell grabs Corrales and he gets him up against the cage wall, Corrales gets free and he takes a few swings at Campbell. Corrales lands a multiple punch combination on Campbell, Corrales scores a takedown on Campbell and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Campbell

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Campbell starts landing some leg kicks on Corrales. Corrales and Campbell exchange a few right hooks, Corrales backs up Campbell after landing a few combinations. Corrales stuns Campbell after landing a multiple strike combination, Campbell primarily attacks Corrales with leg kicks. Corrales lands a series of counter strikes on a swinging Campbell, Campbell drops a swinging Corrales with a counter right uppercut. Campbell gets back control on Corrales while landing some ground and pound, Campbell goes for the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Johnny Campbell def. Henry Corrales by submission via rear naked choke (4:12, R2)

Weber Almeida vs. Johnny Soto

Round One: The round begins with Soto attacking Almeida with a few high kicks, Soto looks for a takedown and Almeida defends while landing a few strikes. The fighters clinch and do battle along the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Soto starts landing some leg kicks against Almeida, Almeida cracks a kicking Soto with a counter left. Almeida goes for a high kick and Soto manages to block it, Almeida continues cracking Soto with lefts. Almeida starts landing leg kicks of his own against Soto, Almeida nails Soto with a knee strike and body shot as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Almeida

Round Two: The round begins with Almeida and Soto exchanging some leg kicks, Almeida lands multiple kicks to the backside of Soto. Soto gets Almeida against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Soto jumps on the back of a standing Almeida and he drags him to the ground. Soto attacks Almeida with some ground and pound, Almeida tries standing up and Soto gets him back to the ground. Soto attacks Almeida with more ground and pound, Almeida scrambles and Soto gets the full mount on him. Soto goes back to attacking Almeida with ground and pound, Soto locks in a rear naked choke and Almeida defends against it. Almeida scrambles and he finds a way to get top control on Soto, Soto scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Soto (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Almeida kicking Soto in the midsection a few times, Almeida eats a right from Soto before throwing more strikes of his own. Soto comes forward and Almeida pops him with a short right hook, Soto grabs Almeida and he gets him up against the cage wall. Soto drags Almeida to the ground and he gets back control, Almeida scrambles and Soto gets the half guard while landing ground and pound. Soto gets the full mount on Almeida while landing more ground and pound, Soto returns to back control and he looks for the rear naked choke on Almeida. Almeida scrambles again and Soto keeps him grounded while landing knee strikes, Soto looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Soto (Final Score: 29-28 for Soto)

Official Result: Johnny Soto def. Weber Almeida by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Erik Perez vs. Blaine Shutt

Round One: The round begins with Shutt attacking Perez with some leg kicks, Perez cracks Shutt with a short right hook. Shutt injures his leg while throwing a leg kick and he looks for a takedown afterwards, Shutt scores a takedown on Perez and he gets him in a seated position. Shutt rolls for a guillotine choke and Perez defends while gaining top control, Perez attacks Shutt with some ground and pound, Perez adds some elbow strikes to his ground and pound on Shutt. Perez gets the north/south position on a scrambling Shutt, Perez returns to the full guard of Shutt. Shutt tries rolling for submissions while on his back, Perez lands some more ground and pound on Shutt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Perez

Round Two: The round begins with Perez attacking a kicking Shutt with a high kick, Shutt dives for the leg of Perez and Perez gets top control on the ground. Perez gets up and he makes Shutt stand up as well, Perez lands a three punch combo on Shutt. Perez cracks a swinging Shutt with a counter right hook, Shutt pulls guard and he drags Perez to the ground. Perez attacks Shutt with a lot of ground and pound, Perez mixes in elbow strikes with his ground and pound on Shutt. Shutt sweeps Perez and he manages to gain back control on him, Perez gets Shutt off of his back and he lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Perez (Overall Score: 20-18 for Perez)

Round Three: The round begins with Perez attacking Shutt with a high kick, Shutt cracks Perez with a front kick to the face. Perez backs up Shutt after landing a right to the midsection, Perez misses a spinning back fist and Shutt looks for a guillotine choke when the fighters hit the ground. Perez attacks Shutt with some ground and pound, Perez manages to get back control on Shutt before Shutt scrambles to his feet. Perez attacks Shutt with a plethora of knee strikes while Shutt looks for a takedown, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Perez backs up Shutt while swinging away at him, Shutt looks for a takedown and Perez defends while landing some strikes. Perez gets top control on a downed Shutt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Perez (Final Score: 30-27 for Perez)

Official Result: Erik Perez def. Blaine Shutt by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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