Sergio “S.P.” Pettis, 26, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States was one of the winners at “Bellator 238.” It was his first ever victory in Bellator MMA.
Featuring 15 mixed martial arts bouts, Bellator MMA held “Bellator 238” at The Forum in Inglewood, California, United States on January 25, 2020. In the 10th bout of the evening, Pettis competed in the bantamweight division against Alfred “The Fearless” Khashakyan, 31, of Glendale, California.
Both Pettis and Khashakyan made their Bellator MMA debut at “Bellator 238.” The Milwaukee native previously competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship while his opponent from Glendale previously fought in Lights Out Extreme Fighting.
Frank Trigg served as the referee of the “Bellator 238” match between Pettis and Khashakyan. The referee put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 3 minutes in the first round when the Pettis submitted Khashakyan via guillotine choke.
Winning at “Bellator MMA 238” improved the professional MMA record of Pettis to 19 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Khashakyan now has 11 wins and 5 losses.
Five countries were represented at “Bellator 238” namely Brazil, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand and the U.S. Pettis and Khashakyan were among the 25 fighters who represented the U.S.
Khashakyan was born in Kirovakan, Armenia on July 17, 1988. He is training out of Glendale Fighting Club at South Brand Boulevard in Glendale.
Pettis is a Roufusport product. He is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent and was born in Milwaukee on August 18, 1993 to Eugene Pettis Jr. and Annette Garcia Pettis.
In the main event of “Bellator 238,” Cristiane “Cris Cyborg” Justino Venâncio, 34, of Curitiba, Brazil dethroned then Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Champion Julia “The Jewel” Budd, 36, of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. The new champion previously held the title in the same division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce and Invicta Fighting Championships.
The co-main event was a quarter-final round of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. Darrion “The Wolf” Caldwell, 32, of Rahway, New Jersey, USA submitted Ádám “The Kid” Borics, 26, of Hungary.