Patricio Pitbull tried to make history this weekend, but it just wasn’t meant to be. The decorated Bellator veteran came short of claiming the promotion’s bantamweight title, losing a unanimous decision bout against current champ Sergio Petits.
Pettis worked a methodical and slow-paced stand-up battle for five rounds, connecting with the better strikes and frequently stopping the challenger from getting the fight to the ground.
Pettis stops and his attempt at history
Friday could have been a first for the promotion. Pitbull entered this weekend with the goal of becoming the first-ever fighter to earn a belt in three Bellator divisions. He has previously found success at featherweight and lightweight, and currently still holds a belt at 145 pounds.
Pitbull had high hopes going into this weekend, even eyeing a fourth belt down at flyweight someday. But all of that momentum was stopped by Pettis’ comfortable win after 25 minutes of action.
Highlights: Pettis goes the distance
Watch the clips below to understand how Pettis worked his way to a decision win.
And as a bonus, check out the face-off between Pettis and interim bantamweight champion Patchy Mix, who he will presumably face next.
Bellator 297 had a lot to offer
The bantamweight title fight wasn’t the only big fight happening on Friday night. In fact, they weren’t even the only title fight taking place at Bellator 297. The card also included a fight between Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov and former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero.
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