Sergio Pettis vs. Alex Caceres confirmed for FOX UFC Saturday in Chicago

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Sergio Pettis will return to

action close to home when he fights at the

FOX UFC

Saturday card in Chicago when he faces former

target="_blank">Ultimate Fighter competitor Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’

Caceres.

Sources close to the bout confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal

agreements were in place for the 135-pound fight on Jan 25.

target="_blank">UFC officials confirmed the booking this

evening.

Pettis (10-0) is quickly forging his own path in the sport after

coming up under older brother, UFC lightweight champion Anthony

Pettis. The former flyweight bumped up to bantamweight for his UFC

debut where he took on Will Campuzano and won by unanimous

decision.

Facing Pettis in Chicago will be Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceres

(9-5 (1 NC)), who makes his return to action after having his last

bout scheduled for earlier this month cancelled when opponent Mitch

Gagnon had visa issues traveling to Australia. Caceres is currently

riding a four-fight unbeaten streak including wins over Damacio

Page and Roland Delorme.

The fight between Pettis and Caceres will be on the undercard of

the upcoming FOX UFC Saturday show headlined by former lightweight

champion Benson Henderson as he takes on Josh Thomson in the

five-round main event.