• 'Babysitting' title Kyoji Horiguchi never lost, Sergio Pettis says 'real' champ is decided at Bellator 272

    10 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Sergio Pettis is realistic about the optics of his bantamweight title reign. However, he knows he can wipe the slate clean with a win over Kyoji Horiguchi in the Bellator 272 main event.
    Pettis will put his belt on the line against Horiguchi in the Dec. 3 headliner at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card airs on Showtime following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie. It's his first attempted defense after claiming gold from Juan Archuleta in May, but if you go a little further back in the belt's lineage, it once belonged to Horiguchi.
    Horiguchi won the 135-pound strap from Darrion...
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