Another UFC fighter has reportedly transitioned over to Bellator MMA as Sergio Pettis has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the news, but the exact length of the contract or any financial numbers associated with the deal weren’t revealed at this time.
Pettis (18-5-0) has spent the last five-plus years competing in the UFC, earning a record of 9-5-0 in the promotion. Pettis, during his time with the UFC, picked up notable victories over Chris Cariaso, John Moraga, Brandon Moreno and Joseph Benavidez. Pettis is the brother of Anthony Pettis, who is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and still under the deal with the UFC. Pettis has picked up a total of eighteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and twelve of them have come by way of decision.
There is no word at this time as to when Pettis will make his promotional debut or whom that bout will come against. Pettis will only compete at bantamweight in the promotion, as Bellator MMA doesn't have a men's flyweight division at this time, which is a weight class currently ruled by Kyoji Horiguchi.