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'The knockout of my career': Sergio Pettis thinks development culminated with Bellator 272 win

Posted On: Jan 27, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

'The knockout of my career': Sergio Pettis thinks development culminated with Bellator 272 win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Was his Bellator 272 finish the “Knockout of the Year”?
Sergio Pettis doesn't think that's for him to say, but from a self-reflection perspective, the Bellator bantamweight champion thinks his spinning backfist Friday against Kyoji Horiguchi proved how far he's come as a mixed martial artist.
“That's the knockout of my career, so hopefully it's ‘Knockout of the Year.' We'll see, man,” Pettis told reporters, including MMA Junkie, backstage at Mohegan Sun Arena. “There's been some crazy knockouts, but I think against an opponent like Horiguchi, 29-3, to pull something off like that and see how his body reacted, it's crazy. It took a long time for him to get out of the fight, which is wild. It's a wild sport.”
For the first three-and-a-half rounds, Pettis was controlled on the ground and in the standup. Down on the judges' scorecards, Pettis rallied to overcome adversity and add an all-time highlight to the MMA history books that may rival his brother Anthony's legendary “Showtime” kick...

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