Bellator 258 post-event facts: Michael Page is the new Bellator knockout king

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Bellator saw its first title change of the year happen on Friday in the Bellator 258 headliner.

Sergio Pettis (21-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) claimed the bantamweight title from Juan Archuleta(25-3 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) in their main event clash, taking a unanimous decision at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

For more on the numbers, check below for 20 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 258.

Event stats

Betting favorites went 2-2 on the main card. Betting favorites fell to 3-1 in Bellator main events this year. Total fight time for the four-bout main card was 46:31.

Sergio Pettis def. Juan Archuleta

[vertical-gallery id=609122] Pettis became the eighth Bellator bantamweight champion. Pettis has earned two of his three Bellator by decision. Archuleta fell to 2-1 in Bellator bantamweight competition. He fell to 10-2 in his career when fighting at the weight class. Archuleta has suffered both of his Bellator losses by decision.

Anthony Johnson def. Jose Augusto

[vertical-gallery id=609174] [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (23-6 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) was successful in his return to competition after a more than four-year retirement. [autotag]Jose Augusto[/autotag] (7-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage. Augusto suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Peter Queally def. Patricky Freire

[autotag]Peter Queally[/autotag] (13-5-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) has earned three consecutive stoppages after his first 10 wins came by decision. [autotag]Patricky Freire[/autotag] (23-10 MMA, 14-8 BMMA) has suffered three of his four Bellator stoppage losses by knockout.

Michael Page def. Derek Anderson

[vertical-gallery id=609092] [autotag]Michael Page[/autotag]'s (19-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) 11 stoppage victories in Bellator competition are fourth most in company history behind Michael Chandler (13), Patricio Freire (13) and A.J. McKee (12). Page’s 10 knockout victories in Bellator competition are tied with Patricky Freire for most in company history. [autotag]Derek Anderson[/autotag] (17-4 MMA, 8-4 BMMA) suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Raufeon Stots def. Josh Hill

[autotag]Raufeon Stots[/autotag]' (16-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) four-fight Bellator winning streak at bantamweight is the longest active steak in the division. Stots has earned three of his four Bellator victories by decision. [autotag]Josh Hill[/autotag] (20-4 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.

Lorenz Larkin def. Rafael Carvalho

[autotag]Lorenz Larkin[/autotag] (23-7 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) earned his first middleweight victory since August 2013. Larkin has earned all five of his Bellator victories by decision. Larkin has earned 10 of his past 13 victories by decision. [autotag]Rafael Carvalho[/autotag]'s (16-6 MMA, 7-5 BMMA) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn't earned a victory since July 2019. Carvalho fell to 1-5 in his past six fights dating back to May 2018.

Patchy Mix def. Albert Morales

[autotag]Patchy Mix[/autotag] (14-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has earned all three of his Bellator victories by submission.

Johnny Eblen def. Daniel Madrid

[autotag]Johnny Eblen[/autotag]'s (8-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) four-fight Bellator winning streak at middleweight is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind Anatoly Tokov (five). [autotag]Daniel Madrid[/autotag] (18-7 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) has suffered six of his seven career losses by stoppage.

Johnny Campbell def. Henry Corrales

[autotag]Johnny Campbell[/autotag] (21-13 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) won as the biggest betting underdog on the card. [autotag]Henry Corrales[/autotag] (18-6 MMA, 6-6 BMMA) was unsuccessful in his bantamweight debut. Corrales has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by submission.

Johnny Soto def. Weber Almeida

[autotag]Weber Almeida[/autotag] (4-0 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 4-0.

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