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Juan Archuleta vs. Patchy Mix to crown new Bellator bantamweight champion on Sept. 12

A new Bellator bantamweight champion will be crowned when Juan Archuleta faces off with Patrick “Patchy” Mix as part of a two night card with this matchup taking place on Sept. 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following an initial report from ESPN.

With a 24-2 record overall, Archuleta will take a second attempt at winning Bellator gold after previously facing off with featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in 2019.

Since that loss, Archuleta returned with a win over Henry Corrales while moving his overall Bellator record to 6-1 including additional victories against Ricky Bandejas and Eduardo Dantas.