What’s better than having one Pettis in the UFC? You guessed it.
As the rumor mill has been chirping all day, Sergio Pettis (pictured), younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has just inked a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
The younger Pettis will make his big league debut against Vaughn Lee at UFC 167.
Pettis owns an unblemished 9-0 professional record. “The Phantom” became RFA’s inaugural flyweight champion by posting a TKO victory over Dillard Pegg in June.
He followed that up by submitting James Porter last month at “NAFC: Battle in the Ballroom.”
Having just clocked 20 years of age in August, Pettis is now the youngest fighter on the UFC’s current roster.
Lee, meanwhile, has alternated between wins and losses over his past six scraps. He was most recently submitted by Raphael Assuncao in June.
The 135-pound affair will appear in the night’s prelims.
UFC 167 takes place November 16 insdie MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez
Ali Bagautinov vs. Tim Elliot
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis
Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story
Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler
Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans
Johny Hendricks vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)