UFC officials have confirmed that Sergio Pettis, younger brother
of current lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has signed with the
organization. Pettis will make his Octagon debut at UFC 167 in the
bantamweight division against English fighter Vaughan Lee.
Sergio Pettis, brother of current UFC lightweight champion
Anthony, has officially become a part of the UFC roster after
signing a contract with the organization today. The pact was first
reported by Brazil’s Globo, citing Pettis’ jiu-jitsu
coach Daniel Wanderley. Globo also reported he’d fight at UFC
167 on Nov. 16. The UFC confirmed this today as well, revealing
that Pettis will be facing English fighter Vaughan Lee at UFC
With the signing, Sergio Pettis becomes the youngest athlete
under UFC contract. He turned 20 years old on Aug. 18.
The Duke Roufus-trained fighter made his pro debut two years ago
and has since compiled a 9-0 record while competing in multiple
regional promotions. Illustrating the same balanced game as his
brother, he has three knockouts and three submissions. In his most
recent fight, which took place just days ago on Sept. 28, he
defeated James Porter via first-round kimura submission at an event
Just last month, Anthony Pettis told FOX Sports that he could
envision a world with the Pettis brothers reigning over two weight
“I definitely can see that happening,” he said.
“My little brother is an amazing fighter, and he
doesn’t live off what I’ve done in mixed martial arts.
He’s creating his own name. He puts the time in. He’s
ready. Like I said, the kid’s amazing. I don’t plan on
stopping until he is a champion. So I can definitely see that
Though he has fought both as a flyweight and bantamweight in the
past, Sergio Pettis will be competing at 135 pounds for the UFC.