Bellator 246 Highlights: Juan Archuleta Takes Crown, Jon Fitch Retires


Bellator has a new bantamweight champion after Juan Archuleta outworked Patrick Mix to lay claim to the vacant belt.

It was an eventful Satuday for Bellator as the promotion crowned a new champion, retired a veteran and welcomed a significant debutant. You can relive all the highlights below.

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Juan Archuleta def. Patrick Mix by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to win the title

Archuleta is your new Bellator bantamweight champion. "The Spaniard" put the pressure on Mix in a competitive scrap to deliver the vacant crown to a new throne.

Neiman Gracie def. Jon Fitch by submission via heel hook (4:47, R2)

Gracie scored an impressive heel hook-knee bar combo on Fitch. After the fight, Fitch officially retired from MMA and passed the torch to Gracie.

Liz Carmouche def. DeAnna Bennett by submission via rear-naked choke (3:17, R3)

Carmouche made good on her Bellator debut, tapping out Bennett and bouncing back from her loss to Valentina Shevchenko last August.

Keoni Diggs def. Derek Campos by submission via rear-naked choke (4:59, R3)

Diggs is a beast. Despite clearly heading towards a unanimous decision win, Diggs squeezed the life out of Campos and choked him unconscious with one second left in the fight.

Bellator 246 takes place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Juan Archuleta and Patrick Mix headlining the card. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.

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