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Hamilton bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill loses decision at Bellator 258

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Canadian bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill lost a unanimous decision to American Raufeon (Supa) Stots in the featured bout on the undercard of Bellator 258 on Friday night.

All three judges scored it 30-27 for Stots (16-1-0) at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

"It's super-rewarding," said Stots. "I'll probably look back at the fight and be like 'Damn, I dominated someone who was 20-3. He's gone the distance with a lot of top world-class fighters. And he's a tough world-class fighter.'

"But that just shows my self-belief and my hard work is paying off."

The two were originally scheduled to fight at Bellator 253 in November but Hill was injured.

The 32-year-old Stots, ranked No. 4 among Bellator 135-pounders, extended his win streak to eight bouts including the last four in Bellator. Hill (20-4-0), ranked No. 7, had won his last four including two in Bellator.

The 34-year-old from Hamilton is a graduate of Season 18 of "The Ultimate Fighter,'' where he lost to Michael Wootten on the reality TV show.

Bantamweight champion Juan (The Spaniard) Archuleta faced No. 1 contender Sergio (The Phenom) Pettis in the main event of Bellator 258.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021

The Canadian Press