The bantamweight theme continues with Bellator 258‘s matchmaking.
Sooner than Bellator bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta defends his title in opposition to Sergio Pettis, Raufeon Stots and Josh Hill will discover to make an announcement. The promotion is focusing on a fight between Stots (15-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Hill (20-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) for the Might perhaps also fair 7 tournament.
Two of us with knowledge of the matchup currently told MMA Junkie of the focused reserving however asked to dwell nameless for the rationale that promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Stots and Hill beget been lined up to fight at Bellator 253 final November. Then all over again, Hill became compelled to withdraw from the fight. Stots as an substitute fought Keith Lee and gained by unanimous decision.
Both Stots and Hill are undefeated in Bellator. Besides to his eradicate over Lee, Stots additionally has promotional victories in opposition to Cass Bell and Cheyden Leialoha. Within the period in-between, Hill has defeated Vinicius Zani and Erik Perez.
Bellator 258 takes narrate Might perhaps also fair 7 at Mohegan Solar Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card airs on Showtime.
With the addition, the Bellator 258 lineup involves:
- Champion Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis – for Bellator bantamweight title
- James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix
- Josh Hill vs. Raufeon Stots