Bellator 242 Results: Sergio Pettis Vs. Ricky Bandejas
After initially stating they would return in July, Bellator stayed true to its word. The promotion will be hosting its first event since February tonight, July 24.
Inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, the promotion will return to the venue they were supposed to occupy in March. The initial Bellator 241 on March 13 in Uncasville was postponed, the first major MMA event to disappear from the fight schedule due to COVID-19.
The main event will be Sergio Pettis against Ricky Bandejas.
Pettis (19-5) is on a two-fight win streak. The 26-year-old made his professional debut in 2011 and started with the UFC in 2013. He ended up 9-5 with the promotion, his last fight a win against Tyson Nam in September. A free agent, Pettis signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator. He made his promotional debut in January, beating Alfred Khashakyan at Bellator 238 via submission.
Bandejas turned professional in 2014. The 28-year-old Bandejas (13-3) signed with Bellator in 2018 following a run with CFFC. He beat James Gallagher in his debut at Bellator 204. The New Jersey native is 3-2 with the promotion and is on a two-fight win streak. He last fought in February, beating Frans Miambo at Bellator 240.
FIGHT SPORTS will be providing results from Bellator 242! The prelims will be on YouTube.
Bellator 242 Main Card (Paramount Network/DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
Sergio Pettis def. Ricky Bandejas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason Jackson def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jay Jay Wilson def. Tywan Claxton via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Aaron Pico def. Chris Hatley Jr. via rear-naked choke (2:10 into round one)
Bellator 242 Prelims (YouTube, 8:45 p.m. ET)
Mark Lemminger def Jake Smith via TKO (4:46 into round two)
Raufeon Stots def. Cass Bell via rear-naked choke (1:24 into round three)
Ras Hylton def. Rudy Schaffroth via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)