Bellator’s Sergio Pettis & Scott Coker On Life After “Bellator 258” – The Hype Magazine


Published on May 8th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

Bellator is a leading global MMA and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities around the world and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over 1 billion people. In the States, Bellator events from all over the world can be seen on Showtime — a new TV deal announced earlier this year — and online via Pluto TV and Bellator’s YouTube channel.

The latest major event for Bellator was Bellator 258, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena on May 8, 2021. The card was headlined by a championship bout between Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta and challenger Sergio Pettis, as also featuring action-matches with Bellator favorites Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Patricky Pitbull and Michael Venom Page.

Following that excellent event, I had the pleasure of asking questions to Bellator CEO Scott Coker and new Bantamweight Champion Sergio Pettis via Zoom, as embedded below. Bellator 259 will be taking place at Mohegan Sun on May 21, 2021, as headlined by the long-anticipated “Cyborg vs. Smith 2,” featuring Cris Cyborg and Leslie Smith who had originally met at UFC 198.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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