Sergio Pettis clinched the biggest win of his career on Friday. Possibly defeating Bellator in a disproportionate decision against Patricio Pitbull. Pettis showed fast hands, stunning and dizzying speed for five rounds in Bellator 297. Knocking Pitbull out of the fight for the second time. The judges gave Pettis 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46 points in his second defense of the Bellator bantamweight title.
By doing this, he also thwarted Pitbull’s attempt to become a triple-class title. As the Brazilian has held both the Bellator featherweight and heavyweight titles in the past.
“Bellator, I’m going to kill all your poster children,” Pettis said after his final win.
“I guess it’s time for me to show some respect. I’m 100 percent your next star man.” Strong early in the fight with agile kicks and headshots. Pitbull tried to counter with his powerful punches and, despite the 29-year-old’s speed. Also knocked Pettis down on the mat in the first round.
As the days went by, Pettis was getting more and more confident in his shot. Which caused the wheels to spin in the second round that reverberated over Pitbull’s head. The Brazilian immediately turned around and Pettis tried to grab the opener. But time ran out as the clock ticked.
The moment forced Pitbull to squeeze in to knock him down, but Pettis showed lightning speed as he unloaded his three- and four-punch combos. Pettis also interrupted things by punching the Brazilian in the head before returning to the body.
Although Pitbull tried to switch to a more competitive fight, Pettis did a good job of stopping his attempts before returning to the center of the cage. There, Pettis continued to collect a lot, and Pitbull’s output was almost non-existent next to a few haymakers. As the clock ticked and the final bell approached, Pettis had complete control and continued to surprise Pitbull with a variety of hits that included multiple punches and even a few mid-range shots. As Pitbull continued to advance, he often wrestled with his back, but the Bellator Featherweight Champion was unable to deal any real damage.
There’s no doubt that Pettis beat Pitbull with a spectacular performance and Bellator solidified his position as the 135lb champion with a victory. Just after
Pettis raised his hand, he turned his attention to the next Patchy Mix after he dramatically knocked out Raufeon Stots to win the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix title in April. There is no time for this war. MMA Fighting, Nemkov vs. Bellator scored 297 points for it. Romero and more for the game Friday at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena.
Featherweight champion Patricio Freire looks determined to make history by becoming the 3rd Division champion in the main event. In front of him is the minorweight champion Sergio Pettis, who will not play for 419 days due to injury. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will also face top contender Corey Anderson on the main board.
Get the Bellator 297 results below.
CHICAGO – Leading fight promotion BELLATOR MMA has announced multi-year broadcast rights in Latin America with DIRECTV, which will provide broadcast rights in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and broadcast platform DGO.
DIRECTV is the most popular in the region. is Latin America’s leading entertainment provider, offering the best experiences and connections. DGO is the company’s “direct-to-consumer” streaming platform, combining the best of local and international live TV, on-demand movies, series, documentaries and of course games.
Official deal tonight (Friday 16 June) BELLATOR 297: Nemkov vs. Romero is one of the most anticipated names of the year. The BELLATOR Light Heavyweight World Champion and #1 will headline the event, held at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
NO. 3 The Eternal Miracle by Yoel Romero (15-6). One of the biggest reunion events will be BELLATOR’s #1 event. 1-pound fighter and current BELLATOR Featherweight World Champion Patricio “Pitbull” (35-5) hopes to win an all-time MMA when he loses weight. class and number 1 to fight the current bantamweight star. 8-pound fighter Sergio Pettis (22-5) in the era of BELLATOR “Super Fight”.
DIRECTV and DGO fans will be able to follow all the BELLATOR action starting with this week’s BELLATOR 297 event, which also featured Ryan Bader, Johnny Eblen, Yaroslav Amosov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Patchy Mix, Cris “Cyborg” and other world champions Liz Carmouche.
Scott Coker, President of BELLATOR, said: “BELLATOR’s global brand has never been healthier and our boxer lineup has never been stronger. In the last few months we have had a major new distribution deal in Japan, Brazil, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. I. Latin America I am proud to announce this great deal that will work for many countries in .
“DIRECTV will have the exclusive rights to broadcast Bellator MMA fights in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. This content supports the company’s diversity in sports. More and more people choose us because we have the best content. DGO ‘s multi-platform experience,” says Hernán Bidegain, Director of Original Content and Programming at DSPORTS.
Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire is the current Bellator Featherweight Champion and reclaims the title in a match with AJ. McGee, last April. The 35-year-old has been in good shape since then, successfully defending Adam Borics’ belt before defeating Kleber Koike Erbst in Bellator’s match against RIZIN.
With his recent dominance of 145 pounds, Freire is now aiming to become the first Division 3 champion in Bellator history. He is schedule to fight former UFC fighter Sergio Pettis for the bantamweight title at Bellator 287 on June 16.