Bellator 242: “Bandejas vs. Pettis” is about to air tonight (Fri., July 24, 2020) from Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut. In solely his second combat since becoming a member of the promotion, Bantamweight brawler Sergio Pettis (19-5) will search for his third straight win within the featured combat towards Ricky Bandejas (13-3), who’s additionally trying to make it three in a row.
Bellator 242’s fundamental card will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Paramount and DAZN (watch it right here) with “Prelims” undercard bouts through YouTube at 8:45 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will ship outcomes for the complete card and complete play-by-play for the televised portion of Bellator 242’s card beneath.
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BELLATOR 242 QUICK RESULTS:
Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis — Pettis UD 30-27 X3.
Jason Jackson vs. Jordan Mein — Jackson UD 30-27 X3.
Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson — Wilson SD 27-30, 29-28, 30-27.
Aaron Pico vs. Chris Hatley, Jr. — Pico sub (RNC) 2:10 R1.
Jake Smith vs. Mark Lemminger — Lemminger TKO 4:46 R2.
Raufeon Stots vs. Cass Bell — Stots sub (RNC) 1:24 R3.
Rudy Schaffroth vs. Ras Hylton — Hylton UD 29-28 X3.
BELLATOR 242 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Ricky Bandejas vs. Sergio Pettis
Black trunks and blue gloves for Pettis. Purple trunks and gloves for Bandejas. 70” attain for Bandejas, 69” for Pettis. Bandejas stands 5’17” and Pettis 5’6”. The referee is Bryan Miner.
Spherical 1: Each males faucet gloves throughout last directions and to open the bout. Pettis strikes ahead together with his arms held excessive. Bandejas solutions with a kick. Pettis continues to push Bandejas backward to the outer circle. Pettis crops a proper on his chin. Physique kick from Bandejas. Onerous kicks each methods. Leg kicks from Pettis. Leaping physique kick for Pettis lands. Calf kick from Bandejas. 2:30 gone. Push kick for Pettis. Entrance kick for Bandejas. Bandejas spins his method into vary with a again kick. Leg kick from Pettis. Spinning head kick for Pettis. Bandejas shoots and places Pettis on the cage. He will get the takedown at 4:12 and he’s proper into facet management. Bandejas backs up with 15 seconds left trying to land excessive however lets Pettis again up in consequence. 10-9 Pettis.
Spherical 2: Pettis continues to push Bandejas round with proper arms and proper leg kicks. Bandejas tries to fireplace again with counter rights. Bandejas appears to be having hassle together with his lead left leg — his ankle appears to be wobbling round on him. He tries to shoot and Pettis reverses it and winds up on prime in full guard. Bandejas scrambles with 90 seconds left. Bandejas retains reaching down and attempting to really feel it out even because the combat is in progress. Onerous counter proper snaps Bandejas’ head again late in R2. 10-9 Pettis.
Spherical 3: “Ricky must step up and be busier.” – John McCarthy. “Stepping” is fully the issue proper now for Bandejas. Pettis is relentlessly with the leg kicks and making it tougher for Bandejas to bop on his ft is making it simpler to land the heavy arms. I’d hate to see images of Ricky’s leg on Instagram after this combat ends. 2:30 gone. “At what second does Ricky throw warning to the wind?” – Josh Thomson. With solely 90 seconds left it’s already too late for that. Spinning heel kick by Bandejas with a half minute remaining. Pettis outworked him this complete spherical and finishes with a spin kick and excessive kick of his personal. 10-9 Pettis for what needs to be a unanimous determination.
Remaining outcome: Anthony Pettis wins 30-27 X3 within the Bellator 242 fundamental occasion.
Jason Jackson vs. Jordan Mein
Mein makes his Bellator MMA debut after two years (and two surgical procedures) sporting the black trunks and blue gloves, sporting knowledgeable file of 31-12. Jackson brings a file of 11-Four together with purple trunks and gloves. Jackson stands 6’1” with a 77.5” attain, Mein 6’0” with a 74.5” attain. Our referee in control of this contest is Kevin MacDonald.
Spherical 1: No glove faucet. Mein is coming proper at Jackson. Jackson throws leg kicks and avoids the heavy arms. Mein responds with a kick to the left leg. Jackson jabs with the left and Mein lands the kick once more. Jackson places a stinging left hook on Mein’s chin. Physique kick by Jackson. Spin kick misses for Mein. Jackson checks a head kick. Left jab by Jackson. Mein lands a few lefts. Jackson with a proper leg kick. Half of R1 is gone. Mein teases a single leg however Jackson eludes it. Mein geese beneath Jackson’s head kick try. Proper hook by Mein. Push kick from Mein. Leg kick for Jackson. Jackson hits air with a proper however his subsequent overhand proper forces Mein backward into the fence. Jackson tries to scrub his clock with a proper elbow however misses. Leg kick for Jackson. 10-9 Jackson.
Spherical 2: Jackson crushes Mein’s left leg with a tough kick and he’s having hassle together with his stance. He tries to observe up with a flying knee however misses the mark. One other leg kick connects. Proper hook to the chin. Mein goes exhausting for a takedown however Jackson makes use of energy and stability to combat it off. Jackson paws on the vary with the left hand and Mein stumbles on his left leg. Jackson lets him again up and comes at him exhausting with the precise leg. 1-2 combo by Mein. Knee to the physique and a number of other combos from Jackson. Underneath two minutes left in spherical two. Leg kick and proper hook by Mein. Mein goes for a takedown once more at 4:08 however Jackson simply stuffs it. Mein pushes him into the fence and turns him round for a takedown of his personal to half guard on prime. 10-9 Jackson.
Spherical 3: Jackson continues to assault the left leg with kicks. Jackson avoids a lead elbow from Mein. Clubbing proper from Mein. One other leg kick for Ass-Kicking Jackson. Jackson effortlessly stuffs a takedown and slips away from a single leg follow-up. Leg kick at 1:55. Jackson drops him with a counter proper at 2:06. He steps again to let Mein rise up. Mein is simply strolling ahead together with his hand down now, wing and a prayer, hoping he can join with one thing good. Mein tries to seize the again and throw Jackson, however it doesn’t work, and the second try at a takedown places Jackson on prime in full guard. Jackson can simply journey this out with a minute left. 10-9 Jackson.
Remaining outcome: Jason Jackson scores a unanimous determination win of 30-27 X3.
Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson
Claxton is available in 6-1 after selecting up his final win in Hawaii late in 2019. A month later in January 2020, Wilson picked up his fifth win (and fifth end) of his unblemished profession through submission. Wilson has the yellow trunks and blue gloves. “Air” Claxton has the silver trunks and purple gloves. Claxton is 5’8” with 74.5” attain. Wilson is 5’11” with 74” attain and got here in heavy for this combat at 147.9 kilos. Our referee in cost is Todd Anderson.
Spherical 1: No glove faucet. Wilson comes ahead aggressively throwing strikes and Claxton ties him up. Wilson seems to be to push him into the cage however Claxton turns him round and drives his head into Wilson’s shoulder. Wilson pushes away at 55 seconds and Claxton places him proper again on the fence. They commerce knees then at 1:44 they commerce arms. Claxton closes the space once more and places a sneaky left hand on Wilson’s chin. Claxton drops ranges however Wilson fends it off, taking a knee to the physique for his efforts. 2:30 gone. One other knee from Claxton. Anderson calls time to place Wilson’s mouthpiece again in after Claxton knocked it unfastened. On the restart Wilson shoots for a takedown and will get it at 3:20. Wilson passes to full mount at 3:54 and transitions to the again. Wilson goes for a guillotine however Claxton pops out late and lands some harm. 10-9 Claxton.
Spherical 2: Wilson will get hit with a clear exhausting left at 48 seconds however stays standing. Claxton continues to shut the space in search of the left. Wilson tries to drop ranges and eats a tough knee. Wilson misses with a entrance kick and a flying knee. Two minutes gone. Wilson lands a leg kick. Claxton places him on the fence and momentarily drops ranges. He’s sneaking that left hand as much as discover the chin once more. Knees to the physique. Uppercut, left hook. Claxton is smothering him at quick vary. Wilson tries to leap guard and fails. He tries once more at 3:53 and fails. Shoulder strikes from Claxton. Elbow and proper hand and Claxton drops ranges with 15 seconds to go, getting the takedown and ending on prime. 10-9 Claxton.
Spherical 3: Claxton with a left hand at 10 seconds. Wilson tries and fails to maintain him at vary with kicks as one other lands dwelling. He costs ahead winging a proper however doesn’t hit the mark. Claxton closes the space at 1:03 and that’s unhealthy information for Wilson. Periodically Claxton steps again to land exhausting strikes after which will get proper again on Wilson. Claxton makes use of his head like a 3rd arm to push Wilson the place he desires him to be. Step again, left hook, step again, massive proper hand. Two minutes left. Claxton drops ranges and Wilson widens his stance. Huge change in Claxton’s favor at 3:50 earlier than he goes for a takedown. Wilson tries to show this right into a triangle however he’s unable to cinch it up. Time runs out on the try however that could be sufficient to earn a 10-9 for Wilson.
Remaining outcome: Jay-Jay Wilson wins 27-30, 29-28, 30-27 by cut up determination.
Aaron Pico vs. Chris Hatley Jr.
Pico comes into this combat 5-Three with a knockout win in his final combat again in January. Hatley is available in 8-2 and he too bought a win in his final combat with a cut up determination over Gaston Bolanos. Hatley sports activities the pink trunks and blue gloves tonight. Pico sports activities the black trunks and purple gloves. Pico is 5’8” with a 70.5” attain. Hatley is 5’6” with a 68” attain. Our referee in control of this contest is Kevin MacDonald.
Spherical 1: A fast glove faucet will get us underway. Pico presses ahead as Hatley bobs up and down. Pico shoots in and takes him down 28 seconds into the spherical. Pico unloads a few exhausting lefts, adjusts his posture, throws a few elbows, and Hatley will get his knees up trying to push Pico away. Pico comes excessive with extra elbows. Hatley lastly will get him to full guard at 1:44 however Pico fires away and Hatley provides up his again. Pico sinks within the rear bare choke and it’s OVER.
Remaining outcome: Aaron Pico wins through submission (rear bare choke) at 2:10 of spherical one.