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Bellator 272: Pettis vs. Horiguchi

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10.06.2021 | 2:40 PM ET

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Bellator 272
  • Friday 12.03.2021 at 07:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC
  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, John McCarthy
  • Ring Announcer: Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: John McCarthy
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Sergio Pettis   defeats   Kyoji Horiguchi   via KO/TKO, Spinning Back Fist   3:24 Round 4 of 5, 18:24 Total Bout Page
Jeremy Kennedy   defeats   Emmanuel Sanchez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Josh Hill   defeats   Jared Scoggins   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right   0:56 Round 2 of 3, 5:56 Total Bout Page
Johnny Eblen   defeats   Collin Huckbody   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:11 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alexander Shabliy   defeats   Bobby King   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kai Kamaka III   defeats   John De Jesus   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Levan Chokheli   defeats   Vinicius de Jesus   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Justin Montalvo   defeats   Jacob Bohn   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Mike Hamel   defeats   Killys Mota   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Spike Carlyle   defeats   Dan Moret   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:58 Round 3 of 3, 12:58 Total Bout Page
Kyle Crutchmer   defeats   Oliver Enkamp   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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depmode33
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12.02.2021 | 6:11 PM ET

Encamp seems very happy and confident during the weigh-ins.  I guess I will take him.
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12.02.2021 | 7:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 242nd

Pettis vs. Horiguchi
Kyoji Horiguchi, TKO, R2
Gut feeling that Horiguchi flying knees him in the first or second and finishes Pettis with ground and pound. However it's most likely set to go the distance

andreypa
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12.02.2021 | 8:18 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 156th

Chokheli has 9 Ko wins,but I looked at them knockouts lol I thought it would go to Dec in favor of georgian,but after seeing weigh ins and comparing competition levels - changing my pick to brazilian. I sense it might be a ko victory for him.

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12.02.2021 | 9:41 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 660th

Scoggins used to fight at 125, how did he miss smfh, might switch to Hill

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12.03.2021 | 12:15 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 660th

im telling you levan is the fighter you should 100% fade

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depmode33
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12.03.2021 | 12:26 AM ET

My picks: 

Kyoji Horiguchi
Josh Hill
Johnny Eblen
Alexander Shabliy
Vinicius de Jesus
Oliver Enkamp

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12.03.2021 | 2:57 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 824th

Pettis vs. Horiguchi
Kyoji Horiguchi, DEC
Horiguchi is undoubtedly one of the world's top bantamweight fighters, although his departure from the UFC was disconcerting, it was part of his process where he improved his skills, achieved great recognition within his country of Japan and being sincere: Horiguchi make more money in Rizin than Dana White would have been willing to pay a top flyweight in the UFC. Pettis has had a strong step since his debut at Bellator (winning the championship in his third fight) and I must admit that he made good money on his title shots as the bookies put Pettis +170 and I was clearly convinced of his triumph over Archuleta ever since Coker announced the fight. But with regard to the fight, it seems to me that the Pettis Brothers are fighters with great talent, but they do not always know how to exploit it due to factors such as the pressure that an opponent can exert during the fight. For his part, Horiguchi is a fighter with a strong mentality who managed for example: to subdue Kape after losing in striking and also managed to avenge his defeat against Asakura, being able to even knock him out in the first round after spending a year out for a devastating injury. The corners will be essential in this match and I think ATT is much better in this regard than Roufusports.

Sanchez vs. Kennedy
Jeremy Kennedy, DEC
Sanchez belongs to that generation of featherweights like Daniel Weichel, Mason-Straus and Karakhayan to name a few while Kennedy is a relatively new fighter to Bellator with experience in the PFL and UFC. I think if Kennedy manages to ground him and be careful of submission attempts he can upset Sanchez. Many Bellator fighters debuting between 2019 and 2020 are starting to take the top rankings in each category and I think Kennedy can give the upset.

Kamaka III vs. De Jesus
John De Jesus, DEC
Kamaka is a young fighter who perhaps entered the UFC relatively early with many aspects that he can improve in the future. For his part, De Jesus is a prospect killer with interesting victories in the last year and who has only been defeated by fighters such as Bill Algeo, Billy Quarantillo, Pat Sabatini, Danny Chavez (Current UFC Fighters), Jason Soraes (former Titan FC Champion) and Aaron Pico. (one of Bellator's top prospects in recent years). The fight seems like 50-50 to me, it can be won by either of the two, but I lean towards John De Jesus due to his experience and reach advantage.

Hamel vs. Mota
Killys Mota, DEC
Killys Mota is a fighter with very good striking and an underrated ground game, as well as being very strong in the clinch. This last factor is very important because Hamel's main strategy is the Wall and Stall and if Mota manages to keep the distance or in case of being against the fence, dominate the clinch and reverse the position, that may be his way to victory.

Carlyle vs. Moret
Spike Carlyle, TKO, R2
Carlyle is building his way out of the UFC with a 3 game winning streak and now has a chance to face Moret (who debuted with an upset against Yamauchi) on short notice. I think Carlyle will continue with this winning streak by stoppage, but this is a very even fight where Moret has the advantage of having made a better camp.

Crutchmer vs. Enkamp
Oliver Enkamp, SUB, R1
Crutchmer is a decorated wrestler, but Enkamp is much more dangerous with submissions, he has much better striking, he has more KO power and he has a reach advantage of 23 cm. Standing I can see Enkamp taking advantage of his Karate base and his enormous reach advantage, on the ground Crutchmer may have an opportunity looking to dominate the position, with not so ground & pound and most of all looking for the '' lay and pray '' like he did in their previous fight. But before Enkamp, being on the ground in the top position can lead you to end up subjected to an armbar or triangle choke.

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12.03.2021 | 5:32 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 583rd

Pettis vs. Horiguchi
Sergio Pettis, DEC
Gimme Pettis.

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12.03.2021 | 6:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 583rd

Hill vs. Scoggins
Josh Hill, DEC
I don't think Jared gets over the hill.

Eblen vs. Huckbody
Johnny Eblen, DEC
Ehhh. Eblen.

Shabliy vs. King
Alexander Shabliy, DEC
Shabliy.....

Kamaka III vs. De Jesus
Kai Kamaka III, DEC
Gimme Kai.

Hamel vs. Mota
Mike Hamel, DEC
Gimme Hamel.

de Jesus vs. Chokheli
Vinicius de Jesus, DEC
Gimme de Jesus.

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12.03.2021 | 9:43 AM ET

Bellator 272 : Pettis vs. Horiguchi | Full Card Fight Predictions in 3 Minutes

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 862nd



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12.03.2021 | 12:18 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 325 Points   |   Tied for 736th




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12.03.2021 | 12:36 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 228th

My Pick History: Sergio Pettis

12 Predictions  ·  9 - 3

  • Bellator 258 · 2021.05.07
  • JuanArchuleta · Decision
  • Bellator 242 · 2020.07.24
  • RickyBandejas · KO/TKO · Round 2
  • UFC 192 · 2015.10.03
  • Sergio Pettis · Decision
  • UFC 185 · 2015.03.14
  • SergioPettis · Submission · Round 2
  • UFC 181 · 2014.12.06
  • Sergio Pettis · Decision
  • UFC Fight Night 42 · 2014.06.07
  • Sergio Pettis · KO/TKO · Round 1
  • UFC on FOX 10 · 2014.01.25
  • Alex Caceres · Decision
  • UFC 167 · 2013.11.16
  • Sergio Pettis · KO/TKO · Round 2
  • RFA 8 · 2013.06.21
  • Sergio Pettis · Submission · Round 1
  • RFA 4 · 2012.11.02
  • Sergio Pettis · KO/TKO · Round 1
  • Madtown Throwdown 26 · 2012.01.07
  • Sergio Pettis · KO/TKO · Round 1
  • NAFC · 2011.11.18
  • Sergio Pettis · KO/TKO · Round 2

Went against Pettis in his last two fights, *** do I do guys

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12.03.2021 | 12:40 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 228th




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12.03.2021 | 12:43 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 660th




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12.03.2021 | 1:50 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 583rd

Hill vs. Scoggins
Jared Scoggins, DEC
Picking a lot of slight dogs on this card, lot of close/closely lined fights....

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12.03.2021 | 3:23 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 629th




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12.03.2021 | 4:13 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 898th

Got tickets for this! Should be a good one!

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12.03.2021 | 4:24 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 862nd

Overall good card from Bellator tonight. Obviously the main event is the top fight be all the way through there are some interesting fights and fighters. Only fight that might not be that close is the Shabily/King fight.

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KyleH
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12.03.2021 | 4:26 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 660th

The Eblen fight won’t be close

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12.03.2021 | 4:35 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 629th

Sir this is an Arbys

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