Not long after news surfaced that the younger brother of Anthony Pettis, Sergio, is UFC bound, it looks like the 20 year-old has his first opponent secured.
According to Globo’s Combate.com, Pettis will take on bantamweight Vaughan Lee on November 16th at UFC 167. MMA Junkie.com has also confirmed that the fighters have verbally agreed to fight at the event, which will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Lee (13-9-1) is coming off a second round, submission loss to Raphael Assuncao at a UFC on FUEL card in June. Prior to the defeat, the British fighter scored a UD win over Motonobu Tezuka at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February. The 30 year-old vet is 2-3 in his last 5 fights. Lee’s other win during that stretch came against Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, who he tapped out UFC 144.
Pettis (9-0) has recorded submissions or stoppages in 6 of his bouts to date, and laid claim to Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s flyweight belt earlier this year. Most recently, the Roufusport fighter submitted James Porter with an opening round Kimura at a NAFC card on September 28th
So, the line-up for UFC 167 must nearly be complete, as 11 fights now have reportedly been booked for the event. It should be an amazing night.
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