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UFC Fight Night 42: Yaotzin Meza Vs. Sergio Pettis

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Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis

Our first of two bantamweight bouts concludes the prelims, as Yaotzin Meza battles Sergio Pettis.

Meza (20-9) has split his last six fights, going 3-3, while Pettis (10-1) suffered his first career loss last January to Alex Caceres.

Round 1: Feeling out period from these two, as Meza works the kicks and Pettis fires off a pair of jabs. Two right jabs and a kick to the body from Pettis, who is switching his stances and keeping Meza off balance. Another nice switch kick from Pettis. Good distance work from Pettis, as Meza tries for a takedown and is denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round 2: Little more combo work from Pettis, but the crowd is getting restless with the lack of engaging action from both fighters. Meza has yet to really put much power into his strikes and looks very flat-footed. Pettis’ jab has caused damage to the face of Meza, and his kicks to the lead leg are causing issues, too. Pettis stuns him and unloads with several lefts. Meza trying for a takedown, but is unsuccessful.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round 3: Meza with a little more tempo to his game in this round, looking to force the action. Pettis just sticking and moving effectively right now, countering each strike by Meza. Deep takedown attempt for Meza and he gets it as we go under a minute. Some nice ground-and-pound for Meza, but he gets locked up by Pettis.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Meza

Sergio Pettis def. Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)