The second half of Bellator’s weekend doubleheader unfolded on Saturday with Bellator 246, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
A new bantamweight champion was finally crowned in the main event when Juan Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) outworked Patchy Mix (13-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) over the course of five rounds to win a unanimous decision.
For more on the numbers to come out of the main event, as well as the rest of the card, check below for 20 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 246.
Betting favorites went 3-1 on the main card.
Betting favorites fell to 6-2 in Bellator main events this year.
Total fight time for the four-bout main card was 1:03:03.
Archuleta improved to 2-0 in Bellator bantamweight competition. He improved to 10-1 in his career when fighting at the weight class.
Archuleta has earned five of his seven Bellator victories by decision.
Mix had his 13-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.
Neiman Gracie (10-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) improved to 7-1 since he dropped to the welterweight division in February 2015.
Gracie has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage.
Gracie’s seven submission victories in Bellator competition are second most in company history behind Goiti Yamauchi (eight).
Gracie’s six submission victories in Bellator welterweight competition are most in divisional history.
Jon Fitch (32-8-2 MMA, 1-1-1 BMMA) retired from MMA competition following his loss.
Fitch has suffered six of his eight career losses by stoppage.
Liz Carmouche (14-7 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) improved to 3-2 since she dropped to the women’s flyweight division in December 2017.
Carmouche earned her first submission victory since July 28, 2012 – a span of 2,968 days (more than eight years) and 10 fights.
DeAnna Bennett’s (10-7-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) three-fight losing skid is tied for the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since February 2019.
Bennett fell to 2-7-1 in her past 10 fights dating back to January 2016.
Derek Campos’ (20-11 MMA, 9-9 BMMA) nine losses in Bellator competition are most in company history.
Campos fell to 1-5 in his past six fights dating back to February 2018.
Campos was unsuccessful in his return to the lightweight division.
Campos has suffered eight of his nine Bellator losses by stoppage.