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
Saturday card in Chicago when he faces former
target="_blank">Ultimate Fightercompetitor Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’
Sources close to the bout confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal
agreements were in place for the 135-pound fight on Jan 25.
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
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.