Bellator featherweight champion Sergio Pettis and interim featherweight champion Patchy Mix are remaining with Bellator. In an announcement on Thursday, Bellator revealed that Pettis and Mix have agreed to contract extensions ahead of their highly anticipated unification bout.
Bellator stated in a press release that Pettis and Mix have signed “new long-term contracts” in preparation for their upcoming bantamweight title unification fight. The details of the contract extensions, including the number of fights added, were not disclosed. Bellator also mentioned that the specifics of Pettis vs. Mix will be announced soon.
Pettis, who successfully defended his title against reigning featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull after returning from an 18-month break, has maintained a flawless record of 5-0 since joining Bellator from the UFC. His remarkable spinning backfist knockout of Kyoji Horiguchi earned him the coveted title of 2021 Bellator KO of the Year, as recognized by CBS Sports.
Mix, on the other hand, earned the interim championship after winning the $1 million Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix, defeating Raufeon Stots in the finals with a devastating knockout. His impressive finish immediately garnered consideration for the 2023 KO of the Year. Mix’s winning streak of five fights includes notable victories over Magomed Magomedov, James Gallagher, and Albert Morales, along with a triumph over former champion Horiguchi.