One of the hottest prospects in the flyweight division, Sergio Pettis, has finally inked a deal with the UFC. This news was reported by UFC officials, and it’s a great signing for Pettis, who will be looking to make an impact in the UFC, just like his brother, Anthony Pettis, has done already.
Pettis is very young in his MMA career, but he has already been able to amass a record of a perfect 9-0. His latest win was a submission win over James Porter, which took place at NAFC: Battle Of The Ballroom. Pettis trains alongside his brother under Duke Roufus, who is one of the best striking trainers in all of MMA right now.
An opponent has yet to be named for Pettis, but it looks like he is going to be competing at bantamweight, which is a division that is currently being reigned by Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao. Pettis is just 20 years old, and he will be one of the youngest fighters to ever step inside the UFC, which is a testament to the type of skill that Pettis has.
It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of fighting in the big leagues. Anthony Pettis was certainly able to step up when the time was ready, and Sergio is hoping to have similar results. This is just another addition of brothers who have fought alongside each other in the UFC; other brothers include Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz, Jim Miller and Dan Miller, Cole Miller and Micah Miller, and several others.
It’s a great signing for the UFC, as Pettis is a dynamic striker who has flashy strikes just like his brother, and it will be intriguing to see his UFC debut, which takes place at UFC 167.