Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator as Featherweight Hottest Prospect in 2017. Speaking for myself I was WISHNG Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator because of his success with King of the Cage, Winning three KOTC Titles and training with TJ Dillashaw. TJ speaks highly of Juan and believes he’ll be a Bellator Featherweight Champion.
Archuleta 6-1 record with Bellator ( Loss to Patrico Pitbull) at 32 years old.
“It irks me that I lost [to “Pitbull”]. It’s not that I lost, it’s just that I didn’t get to really give my best performance on the biggest night of my life. It sucks but I gotta count my losses and suck it up like a man. It doesn’t define who I am.”https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/1/21/21074572/juan-archuleta-prison-substance-abuse-bellator-228-pitbull-freire-corrales-budd-cyborg-mma-news
Losing to Patricio “Pitbull” Friere sucks no doubt about it but quitting is even worse. Defeated Henry Corrales at Bellator 238, Gaining his confidence back and ranking Juan Archuleta as a contender.
Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix suspended at the moment because Covid-19, Juan Archuleta can only train with TJ Dillashaw and Cub Swanson working on his craft waiting when the virus is all over or when Scott Coker decides to schedule events for the Summer of 2020.
Juan Archuleta would have to wait anyway because he wasn’t slotted in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.
Fight options for Juan Archuleta lost and fought in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix such as Derek Campos and Adam Borics. Two top ten Bellator Featherweights. No way Archuleta will accept a fight against a lesser opponent, He’s at the top of the Bellator Featherweight division.
Watch the remaining fights of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and wait for a call from Scott Coker.
In 2020 Juan Archuleta no matter what is focused on CHALLENGING for the Bellator Featherweight Title by fighting Patrico Pitbull ” Revenge Fight” Rising star AJ Mckee Jr or a dark horse Featherweight like Pedro Carvalho.
Wins over Ricky Bandejas, Eduardo Dantas, Henry Corrales. Training with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson and being coached by Duane Ludwig he has the recipe to win the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix in 2020 or 2021.