Sergio Pettis Plans to Move to Flyweight Next Year

UFC bantamweight Sergio Pettis, who is also the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has revealed after his UFC 181 victory over Matt Hobar that he plans on moving down to the UFC’s flyweight division.

Speaking to the media in a post-fight scrum, here’s what Sergio had to say about it:

Next year I’m going to go down to flyweight. I’m going to do a pre-cut, take a little time to see if I can actually make the weight, make sure it’s comfortable for me. I get down really low body fat percentage. I look good, but, you know, it’s tough.

I don’t feel so good there. So, working with Nutrition for Life is making my weight cut a lot easier, and this 135 cut was nothing. I literally was on weight Wednesday, so I think 25 is definitely an option for me.

Right now, I’m David fighting these Goliaths, man. These 35ers are getting huge. Caceres, I fought him, he was like 6 foot. I’m 5′ 6″, you know? I don’t think I’m gonna grow “this way” any more, but I’ll get wider for sure. You already know.

Sergio Pettis was a perfect 10-0 in his MMA career, until he fought Alex Caceres at UFC on FOX 10 and lost via submission.

Pettis has won his past two fights in the Octagon, brining his overall UFC record to 3-1.

With the UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defeating most of the contenders in his division, Sergio Pettis might be able to get a title show with a couple wins at 125lbs.

Video via: MMA Fight Corner


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