BELLATOR 258: Archuleta vs. Pettis will be broadcast today, Friday, May 7 on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while preliminary bouts will stream on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. You can watch those fights above.
The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
In the main event, bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta (25-2) defends against challenger Sergio Pettis (20-5).
In addition to the headliner, three other main card bouts are confirmed, with the co-main event featuring a Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal bout with Team Pitbull product Jose “Gugu” Augusto (7-2, 1 NC) stepping up on a week’s notice to fight a debuting Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (22-6).
Rounding out main card action is a lightweight grudge match pitting the No. 2 ranked Patricky Pitbull (23-9) against the resilient Irishman, Peter Queally (12-5-1), and a must-watch bout between the No. 2 ranked welterweight Michael “Venom” Page (18-1) and No. 6 ranked welterweight Derek Anderson (17-3-1), a fight that has been booked twice previously, but was derailed due to injuries.
The preliminary card consists of eight fights and is stacked throughout, featuring former 185-pound champion Rafael Carvalho (16-5) stepping in on less than a week’s notice to welcome Lorenz Larkin (22-7) to the BELLATOR middleweight division. Also, No. 5 ranked welterweight Logan Storley (11-1) returns against Omar Hussein (8-2).
Fans will also see the promotion’s bantamweight depth on display, seeing No. 4 ranked Raufeon Stots (15-1) face No. 7 ranked Josh Hill (20-3), as well as appearances from former title challenger and No 2. ranked bantamweight “Patchy” Mix (13-1), Erik “Goyito” Perez (19-8), and the always-game Henry Corrales (18-5), who moves to bantamweight for the first time in his BELLATOR career.
The fight between Omar Hussein and Logan Storley was canceled after Hussein was not medically cleared to compete.
Bellator 258 results:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Sergio Pettis defeated Juan Archuleta via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) – for bantamweight title
Anthony Johnson defeated Jose Augusto via KO – Round 2, 1:30 – light heavyweight tournament opening round
Peter Queally defeated Patricky Freire via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 0:01
Michael Page defeated Derek Anderson via TKO (injury/doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 5:00
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Raufeon Stots defeated Josh Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lorenz Larkin defeated Rafael Carvalho via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Patchy Mix defeated Albert Morales via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:40
Johnny Eblen defeated Daniel Madrid via KO – Round 1, 2:44
Johnny Campbell defeated Henry Corrales via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:12
Johnny Soto defeated Weber Almeida via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Erik Perez defeated Blaine Shutt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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