Monster Energy congratulates Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis on his victory over Ricky Bandejas in the main event fight at Bellator 242 inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday night. In the bantamweight division bout, the 26-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was named the winner by unanimous decision after maintaining the upper hand for three rounds.
In the main card’s opening fight, Monster Energy’s Aaron Pico continued his winning streak by forcing his opponent, Solo Hatley Jr., into early submission in round one of the featherweight division bout with a rear-naked choke from behind.
Bellator 242 marked the promotion’s first MMA live event since stopping operations due to the global coronavirus pandemic in March. The Mohegan Sun resort and casino hosted Bellator 242 amid extensive COVID-19 safety protocols for staff, officials and fighters, and is also scheduled to showcase Bellator 243 on August 7.