The Bellator bantamweight title finally has a new holder – Juan Archuleta.
In a stirring battle, Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) defeated Patchy Mix by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of Bellator 246 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Largely a high-action striking affair through five rounds, the fight’s opening five minutes took place mostly on the ground.
Women's MMA pioneer @iamgirlrilla got the perfect start to her Bellator MMA tenure! 🔥
The 'Girl-Rilla' submitted DeAnna Bennett for the win at #Bellator246. pic.twitter.com/g5VhaiVCq7
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) September 13, 2020
All fight results:
Juan Archuleta def. Patchy Mix via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Neiman Gracie def. Jon Fitch via submission (heel hook) — Round 2, 4:47
Liz Carmouche def. DeAnna Bennett via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 3:17
Keoni Diggs def. Derek Campos via technical submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 4:59
Daniel Madrid def. Pat Casey via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Ty Gwerder def. George Tokkos via TKO (strikes) — Round 3, 1:05
Davion Franklin def. Ras Hylton via unanimous technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)