Sergio Pettis joins the UFC with lots of hype. Outside of his own skills, he’s the younger brother of UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
“They’re going to expect me to do the kick off the cage and all that crazy stuff that he throws,” said Sergio to Bloody Elbow. “It adds a little bit more pressure on me, but we’re different fighters. We’re different people in general. If I don’t live up to those expectations, I’m still going to be a contender in my weight division. I’m still going to do what I have to do. I’m going to entertain the crowd and go for finishes.”
In 2011, Sergio turned pro and is undefeated with nine wins. He usually competes at bantamweight, but he did capture the RFA flyweight title. He takes on Will Campuzano at UFC 167.
Campuzano is a late replacement for the injured Vaughan Lee. He’s returning to the promotion after posting an 0-2 outing during his first run.
UFC 167 is November 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
The elder Pettis was just pulled from his first title defense due to injury. No word on his return date.