Why settle for one Pettis in the UFC when you can have two. Undefeated, 20-year-old flyweight prospect and younger brother of current UFC lightweight champ, Sergio Pettis has now officially signed with the UFC, according to his coaching staff. The former RFA champ moved to 9-0 this past weekend with another first round submission.
“Yes he just signed with the UFC. Signed on Monday and now will fight Nov. 16 “– said coach Daniel Wanderley, who also revealed that Sergio will fight in the same category as the Brazilian Renan Barao.
“He will fight in the division to 61.2 kg, which is the weight. Still do not know who will be the opponent, but they are required to confirm soon. The UFC wanted Sergio before, but the Duke (Roufus) was waiting for him to gain a little more experience to be able to fight at the level of the UFC guys. After you enter has no easy fight, but finally got the chance of Sergio.”
Here’s what the champ Anthony Pettis had to say about his younger brothers signing:
“Congratulations to my little brother! Great win today! UFC here we come! Dana White, the brothers Pettis will take over!” Posted Anthony, what Dana said: “I loved it! Congratulations!”
The UFC has seen enough to hand him a contract and have already targeted him for the blockbuster UFC 167 card on Nov. 16. What’s intriguing about his first fight is that he is already moving up in weight to 135 lbs.; a division more stacked with monsters like Renan Barao. No word at this time to who he will take on, but we know the bantamweight division has plenty of contenders to go around. Perhaps Edwin Figueroa or a Francisco Rivera, or even Hugo Viana. Similar to Pettis in lack of experience, but currently standing with impressive records.