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This Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Bellator 258 brings a full night of MMA action to your screen as reigning bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta defends his title for the first time with Sergio Pettis. as a challenger. If you want to watch Bellator 258: Archuleta vs Pettis live, here’s when and where to tune in, along with some details on the main event.
The Bellator 258’s preliminary card includes eight fights to kick off the show early at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT). The preliminaries will be followed by the main event at 9 p.m. with four matchups scheduled for the fight card. For those of you looking to watch Bellator 258 live online, the preliminaries will air on CBS and YouTube, while the main card will be broadcast via Showtime and the CBS Sports Network.
The main attraction of the Bellator 258 is recently crowned bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta (25-2, 11 KOs), who won the vacant title last September at Bellator 246 by defeating Patrick “Patchy” Mix by unanimous decision. Bellator 258 will mark Archuleta’s first title defense; The challenge for the belt will be Sergio Pettis (20-5, 3 KOs), Bellator’s highest-ranked bantamweight fighter who sits just below the champion himself in the official league standings.
For the co-principal, veteran UFC knockout artist Anthony Johnson (22-6, 16 KOs) will make his Bellator debut against Jose Augusto (7-2, 5 KOs) in an elimination game for the World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. Johnson was initially scheduled to face Yoel Romero, another UFC veteran making his league debut, until Romero was forced to withdraw from the event due to a medical issue. Whoever wins this elimination bout will face current Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov.
There are 12 fights planned in total, and you can check out the full lineup below. Then sign up for Showtime or the CBS Sports Network so you can stream Bellator 258 live on Fridays.
Bellator Battle Card 258
Preliminary card (5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT)
- Josh Hill vs. Raufeon Stots
- Rafael Carvalho vs. Lorenz Larkin
- Patrick Mix vs. Albert Morales
- Logan Storley vs. Omar Hussein
- Johnny Eblen vs. Daniel Madrid
- Henry Corrales vs. Johnny Campbell
- Weber Almeida vs. Johnny Soto
- Erik Perez vs. Blaine Shutt
Main event (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT)
- Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis
- Anthony Johnson vs. Jose Augusto
- Patricky Freire vs. Peter Queally
- Michael Page vs. Derek Anderson