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News Sergio Pettis will defend his title against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272 on December 3rd

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  1. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    So just checked the Bellator website and they have new bouts




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  2. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Spike is okay I guess, bit of a gasser though.

    The Montalvo dude seems to be a SerraLongo kid who's only fought cans so far.
     
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    Wonder if Bellator confessions will be a common thing or just Horiguchi events
     
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    Sakakibara is flying out to see it in person so I assume there will be a part 2 covering the fight itself and post-event
     
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    He is fighting a tough debut, too. I actually like the fight.
     
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    The disrespect to Sergio. He just boxed Archuleta's head off for 5 rounds, at least as impressively as Pitbull did.

    Serg also has wins over Moreno & Joe-B. Who is Guchi's best win, Kape?

    I think Sergio uses his 2 inch reach, lowkicks, better footwork, & TDD to win a unanimous decision. He's also been more active & more use to the cage.
     
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    I don't get why Horiguchi isn't fighting at flyweight. I understand as far as Rizin, where they basically made him, but I mean, this is a different context.
     
  11. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    I respect Sergio and I was one of the few on here who had him to beat Archuleta. I just think Gucci does everything he does well himself but faster and a bit harder.
     
  12. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    There's no flyweight in Bellator and Sergio is really a flyweight himself anyway.

    The only other place outside the UFC and RIZIN that actually has flyweights where I could imagine him going is ONE (I find it hard to imagine him in ACA).
     
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    He hits harder, but Serg has developed impeccable defense & is so much more technically sound in his boxing mechanics. Guchi is explosive but lacks defense, combinations, & he overextends. I think he's going to have to get the fight to the ground.

    I would also say that Serg's wins over Moreno, Joe-B, & Archuleta are more impressive than anything Guchi has ever done
     
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    Gooch is also a lot faster than Sergio. I think if Sergio had the power to keep him respectful I might be interested in him as an underdog, but he's a bit pitter patter so I'm not.
     
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    I disagree. Sergio is cat-quick with his reactions & his hands. Guchi can cover distance fast but his hand speed is not greater than Serg, who you have to slow down just to see his punches land against Archuleta.
     
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    Lets hope they dont lose any fights this upcoming days. This should be a prwtty good card. Hopefully they announce their next events soon too.
     
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    In terms of name recognition, it’s bad but the talent is there. The Shabliy matchup still bugs me but at least he is active
     
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    Cant believe Shabliy opened at -300. I placed a large bet on him, lets hope he brings the violenece.
     
  19. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Me too, ridiculous price.
     
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    As a fan is frustrating that they haven’t announced any 2022 shows, and it looks like since they joined showtime, the fighters have a code of silence also, nothing at all on the internet as far as rumors…. Just like showtime Boxing
     
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