Sergio Pettis shuts down Patricio Pitbull’s three-division title dreams – Bellator 297 highlights

Patricio Pitbull didn't exit Bellator 297 with a bantamweight title.

By: Jack Wannan | 3 months ago
Sergio Pettis shuts down Patricio Pitbull’s three-division title dreams – Bellator 297 highlights
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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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Jack Wannan is a reporter for Bloody Elbow. He joined the site in 2023 after previously writing for and Knockdown News. He is currently in the process of earning a bachelor's degree in journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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