Belts on The Line
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Who won Archuleta vs Pettis?
Sergio Pettis beat Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 258, on Friday 7th May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sergio Pettis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator bantamweight championship.
Archuleta vs Pettis stats
Juan Archuleta stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Sergio Pettis made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Archuleta had a large advantage in power over Pettis, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Pettis' 15%.
Juan Archuleta was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Archuleta had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pettis. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Archuleta was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 10 months later than Pettis, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 79 to Pettis' 72.
Archuleta vs Pettis 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 beat 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 beat 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 won against Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had beat 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 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Pettis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.