Exclusive: Sergio Pettis Says He Has Been Prepared For Henry Cejudo Since May


Sergio Pettis says he has been ready for Cejudo in striking and grappling. 

UFC Flyweight Sergio Pettis has won four fights in a row and has been scheduled to face the former title challenger Henry Cejudo at UFC 218. The two were previously set to fight at UFC 211 but Cejudo dropped from the bout with an injury. In an interview with Fightful's James Lynch, Pettis said he has remained ready for Cejudo despite fighting Brandon Moreno in the meantime. 

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"I was supposed to fight this guy back in May. I'm glad he made the fight this time. This Saturday we get to have a good fight and I've been prepared for him since then. I got some experience, got a fight with Brandon Moreno, fought in altitude, and fought five rounds. That's more preparation. I think Saturday I'm going to go out and perform to my capabilities," said Pettis.

As far as skill sets are concerned, Pettis claimed he is ready for his bout with Cejudo in both the grappling and striking aspects. 

"I think I match up extremely well. He's going to try to strike me up for a little bit and that's perfect because that's where I want to be. Once I get the better of him and start picking that face away, he's going to go back to what he knows which is wrestling. I'm prepared there as well," said Pettis.

The fourth-ranked Pettis said he believes a win over Cejudo should put him in line for a championship bout but he is willing to fight again before then if the champion Demetrious Johnson is busy with a fight against Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw

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