The Bellator 301 event witnessed an electrifying showdown between two formidable bantamweight combatant, Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix. The two competed to establish who is the greatest bantamweight in Bellator MMA.
The focal point of the evening revolved around the title unification bout between Pettis and Mix. Despite its billing as the co-main event, the amazing track records of both competitors arguably elevated this match to the most prestigious encounter of the night.
A mere 90 seconds into the match, Mix displayed his strength by hoisting Pettis onto his shoulder. However, what was anticipated as a slam takedown resulted in Mix laying Pettis more or less on his back.
Contrarily, Pettis found himself in an unfavorable position. With his butterfly guard in position, Pettis attempted but was unable to raise Mix off him.
Mix shifted to side control and demonstrated throughout the round his superior grappling skills.
The second round unfolded with both combatants grappling on the ground early on. Mix swiftly secured a body triangle, swiftly locking him and exerting immense pressure on Pettis.
Though Pettis exhibited resilience by refusing to submit, the referee intervened as Pettis began succumbing to the tight hold. There were no objections to the stoppage from Pettis, who appeared to be on the brink of unconsciousness.
Patchy Mix’s performance in the match was nothing short of dominant, showcasing a remarkably one-sided display that propelled him to the top of the bantamweight division. After the victory, Patchy proclaimed himself the world’s greatest bantamweight and said he could have battled King Kong if needed.
Mix’s professional record presently stands at 19-1. Holding five consecutive victories under his belt, Mix is now the undisputed Bellator MMA champion at 135 pounds.
PATCHY MIX SUBMITS SERGIO PETTIS TO BECOME THE NEW BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION 🏆
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 18, 2023
Patchy Mix is expected to face Raufeon Stots (No. 2) again. Stots beat Danny Sabatello for the second time earlier in the event.