Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis will make his Octagon debut at UFC 167 on November 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brother to lightweight champion Anthony, the undefeated Sergio captured his ninth straight professional victory last weekend, earning the UFC call-up.
His will make his debut in a tough fight - he faces the veteran British bantamweight Vaughn Lee at UFC 167 on November 16th in Las Vegas.
“I’m different from my brother. I’d say I’m more technical, and don’t do as many flashy moves, but I will still finish fights just like my brother. Regardless, I’m very grateful for this opportunity, and I will not disappoint the fans on November 16th,” he says.
“Vaughn Lee is going to see me at my full potential. I have a lot to prove to the division, to the world, and to myself. When I’m at my full potential, I’m dangerous.”
Sergio joins his brother Anthony, Erik Koch, Chico ‘King’ Camus, Dustin Ortiz, and Pascal ‘Panzer’ Krauss as a Roufusport fighter in the UFC. Head coach Duke Roufus says that the sky is the limit for is young charge.
“I'm just ecstatic that the UFC has given Sergio a chance to shine. Even though he's only 20 years old, he's got such a bright future ahead of him. I think he's got a shot at being a champion just like his brother,” he says.
UFC 167 is headlined by a welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks. The co-main event is Rashad Evans against Chael Sonnen.