Coach Says Sergio Pettis Is Returning To Bantamweight


Sergio Pettis was last seen in action at UFC 229, suffering a decision loss to Jussier Formiga on the featured preliminary card fight for the event.

It would appear that Pettis’ flyweight division swan song took place at UFC 229, at least if coach Duke Roufus is to be believed.

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Roufus went on Instagram to say that Pettis going moving back up a weight class to bantamweight:



I am happy to announce my man @sergiopettis is returning to the Bantamweight Division. Sergio debuted in the @ufc at UFC 167 on the 20th Anniversary Of the UFC Card at age 20 years old at 135lbs. As a Bantamweight he went 3-1 and won both of his UFC Bonuses. We feel he is gonna be stronger and more explosive at this Division. We have reached out to the UFC Brass to have Sergio fight on the UFC Card in #milwaukee December 15. He is injury free from his fight at #ufc229 and resumes training today. Thank You Very Much for all of the Support #teampettis #roufusport #routangclan “We Grind Together, We Shine Together” #martialarts is #life --#ufc #ufcmilwaukee #mma #fight #fighter #fighting #hardwork #dedication #fun #happy #training #lifestyle #positivevibes #spreadingpositivity #sergiopettis notice Sergio’s Body at 135 at #ufc181

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Pettis won five of eight while competing in the UFC Bantamweight Division, with those wins coming over Chris Cariaso, Chris Kelades, John Moraga, Brandon Moreno and Joseph Benavidez.

Although Pettis is now returning to the bantamweight division, no word has been given yet as to exactly when that divisional return will happen.

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