21 May 2017 | 7:15 pm
A flyweight bout pitting up-and-coming contenders Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno against one another has been slotted to headline UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5 in Mexico City, Mexico. The UFC announced the bout Sunday on its Spanish portal.
Pettis (15-2) is coming off a disappointing week at UFC 211, where his expected contest against one-time title challenger Henry Cejudo was canceled the week of the event due to a Cejudo hand injury.
Pettis, 23, has won three consecutive contests and is 6-2 overall in the UFC. His latest run includes a pair of decision wins over past flyweight title challengers Chris Cariaso and John Moraga. He is currently the No. 6 ranked flyweight on the UFC’s official media-generated rankings.
Moreno (14-3), meanwhile, has proven to be a revelation in the UFC since his failed run on The Ultimate Fighter 24.
A 23-year-old native of Mexico, Moreno entered TUF 24 as the No. 16 ranked fighter out of 16 and promptly lost a close decision to top-seeded Alexandre Pantoja. Nonetheless, he went on to rip off a trio of electric victories inside the Octagon, defeating Louis Smolka, Ryan Benoit, and Dustin Ortiz to prove himself as a worthy contender in the 125-pound division. “The Assassin Baby” is currently the No. 7 ranked flyweight on the UFC’s flyweight rankings.
UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
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