The former UFC Bantamweight fighter Sergio Pettis stepped into the Bellator ring to challenge the champion, Juan Archuleta, for the Bantamweight title. In the five rounds main event Sergio Pettis displayed a clinical performance and won the fight by the unanimous decision of the judges.
The former champion Archuleta didn’t even manage to win even one round against Pettis as in the end all three judges scored the fight (50-45, 49-46, 49-46). With this, he became the new Bellator Bantamweight champion in his just third fight for the promotion.
Now, he joined hands with his brother Anthony Pettis who is the former UFC Lightweight champion. After his win, many stars showered blessing on this young talent for becoming the champion.
Twitter reactions to Sergio Pettis’s win
The brother of Sergio Pettis, former UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was overwhelmed by his brother winning the title and he congratulated him with his tweet.
The former UFC interim Middleweight champion Kelvin Gastelum and former UFC women’s champion current Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg also congratulated him for the same.
Ben Askren and Michael Chiesa also couldn’t resist themselves from doing the same.
The Bellator President Scott Coker was also happy to crown the new champion and Ariel Helwani also wished Sergio the best for his career ahead.