Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Archuleta vs Dantas?
Juan Archuleta beat Eduardo Dantas by , during the main card of Bellator 222, on Friday 14th June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Juan Archuleta.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Archuleta vs Dantas stats
Juan Archuleta stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Eduardo Dantas made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Archuleta had a large advantage in power over Dantas, boasting at 45% knock out percentage over Dantas' 19%.
Juan Archuleta was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Dantas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Archuleta. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Archuleta was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 4 months later than Dantas, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 79 to Dantas' 74.
Archuleta vs Dantas form
Archuleta had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Patchy Mix at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Henry Corrales at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had beat Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had defeated Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Archuleta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Dantas' last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.