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[Event] Bellator 258 - Archuleta vs. Pettis - May 7
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Author:  Dent [ Tue May 04, 2021 6:06 am ]
Post subject:  [Event] Bellator 258 - Archuleta vs. Pettis - May 7

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Bellator 258: Archuleta vs. Pettis is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled for May 7, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, United States.


Fight Card

Main Card (Showtime)


Bantamweight Juan Archuleta (c) vs. Sergio Pettis Bantamweight Championship
Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson vs. Jose Augusto Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarter-Final
Lightweight Patricky Freire vs. Peter Queally
Catchweight (175 lb) Michael Page vs. Derek Anderson


Preliminary Card

Bantamweight Josh Hill vs. Raufeon Stots
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho vs. Lorenz Larkin
Bantamweight Patchy Mix vs. Albert Morales
Welterweight Logan Storley vs. Omar Hussein
Middleweight Johnny Eblen vs. Daniel Madrid
Bantamweight Henry Corrales vs. Johnny Campbell
Featherweight Weber Almeida vs. Johnny Soto
Bantamweight Érik Pérez vs. Blaine Shutt



Background

The event will be headlined by current Bellator Bantamweight World Champion Juan Archuleta making his first title defense against Sergio Pettis.

The co-main was to feature a Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament quaterfinal bout between former UFC Middleweight Title contender Yoel Romero facing off against former UFC Light-Heavyweight Title contender Anthony Johnson in their debuts for the promotion after the bout was moved from Bellator 257 to this event. On April 29, it was announced that Yoel had failed his medicals due to an eye issue and the bout was pulled from the card. Yoel was also pulled from the Grand Prix.The next day, it was announced that Jose Augusto would replace Yoel in the bout and the Grand Prix.

Former Bellator Bantamweight title challenger Patchy Mix was expected to face James Gallagher at the end. However, Gallagher pulled out on April 16 due to undisclosed reasons.UFC alum Albert Morales was announced as a replacement.

A lightweight bout between Patricky Freire and Peter Queally was scheduled for the event.

A welterweight fight between Logan Storley and Killys Mota was to serve as the main card opener.However, Mota withdrew from the bout due to lingering issues after contracting COVID-19.Mota was replaced by Omar Hussein. Michael Page and Derek Anderson were announced as the replacement opening bout.

Érik Pérez was scheduled to face Brian Moore at this event, however Moore tested positive for COVID and pulled out of the bout. He was replaced by Blaine Shutt.

A women's flyweight bout between Valerie Loureda and Hannah Guy was set for this event, but was moved to Bellator 259.

A middleweight bout between Lorenz Larkin and Costello van Steenis was planned for this event. On April 27, it was announced that van Steenis suffered an injury during training and pulled out of the bout. On 6 days notice, former Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Carvalho was announced as the replacement.

A lightweight bout between Bryce Logan and Alan Omer was planned for this event, however on April 29, Logan pulled out due to injury and the bout was scrapped altogether.

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