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Sergio Pettis

Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis

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  • Name: Sergio Pettis
  • MMA Record: 16-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Phenom
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 24 | Date of Birth: 1993.08.18
  • Last Fight: December 02, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Roufusport MMA Academy
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 69.5" (177cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $273,000 USD
  • Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Fighting out of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Sergio Pettis MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Joseph Benavidez
16-3-0 25-4-0

Us UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2018.06.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Henry Cejudo
16-2-0 11-2-0

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.12.02
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Mx Brandon Moreno
15-2-0 14-3-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno
Main Event | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.08.05
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Henry Cejudo UFC 211 2017.05.13
Reason: Cejudo Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us John Moraga
14-2-0 16-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.01.15
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Jussier Formiga UFC UFN 103 2017.01.15
Reason: Formiga Ankle Injury
Cancelled Bout Louis Smolka UFC UFN 96 2016.10.01
Reason: Pettis Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Chris Kelades
13-2-0 9-2-0

Us UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2016.04.23
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Cariaso
12-2-0 17-7-0

Us UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.10.03
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Joe Soliz
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:34 Round 2 of 3, 6:34 Total

Us Ryan Benoit
12-1-0 7-3-0

Us UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.03.14
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hately | Walkout Music: Diggy Simmons - Great Expectations
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Hobar
11-1-0 9-2-0

Us UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.12.06
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 181 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Yaotzin Meza
10-1-0 20-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.06.07
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Hancock
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:39 Round 3 of 3, 14:39 Total

Us Alex Caceres
10-0-0 9-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.01.25
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#12 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
#3 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC on FOX 10 Fight of the Night
UFC on FOX 10 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mx Will Campuzano
9-0-0 13-4-0

Us UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.11.16
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Vaughan Lee UFC 167 2013.11.16
Reason: Lee Injury
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:33 Round 1 of 3

Us James Porter
8-0-0 7-1-0

Us NAFC: Battle in the Ballroom
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.09.28
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Otto Torriero
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:51 Round 1 of 5

Us Dillard Pegg
7-0-0 5-1-0

Us RFA 8: Pettis vs. Pegg
Main Event | Vacant Title | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.06.21
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Al Wichgers
Cancelled Bout Jeff Curran RFA 8 2013.06.21
Reason: Curran Withdrew from Bout
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Robinson
6-0-0 7-6-0

Us NAFC: Battleground
Main Event | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.03.29
Referee: Al Wichgers
Cancelled Bout Matt Manzanares RFA 7 2013.03.22
Reason: Manzanares Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jimmy Jones
5-0-0 4-1-0

Us RFA 4: Griffin vs. Escudero
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.11.02
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 ($2,500 Base, $2,500 Bonus) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke
3:52 Round 1 of 3

Us Tom McKenna
4-0-0 5-1-0

Us LOF 53: Memorium
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.06.15
Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Rob Madrigal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Haney
3-0-0 3-3-0

Us NAFC: Colosseum
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2012.05.04
#9 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
1:43 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Lindquist
2-0-0 8-26-0

Us Madtown Throwdown 26: The Return
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.01.07
#23 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
1:59 Round 2 of 3, 6:59 Total

Us Tony Zelinski
1-0-0 2-1-0

Us NAFC: Unleashed
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.11.18
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Ca Kyle Vivian

Ca Canadian Fighting Championship

2011.09.10
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Scott Walinski

Us North American Fighting Championship

2010.08.07
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Axel Arcuri

Us North American Fighting Championship

2010.04.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Levi Johnson

Us Wisconsin Regional

2010.01.30
Win | KO/TKO

Us Jordan Winski

Us Gladiators Cage Fighting

2009.08.15

Sergio Pettis Wiki Update Wiki

Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis is the younger brother of former WEC champ and current UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis. Sergio seems to be following in his brother's footsteps and has an impressive start to his MMA career. Like his older brother, he trains out of Roufusport Academy in their home town of Milwaukee, WI. He went 3-0 as an amateur before making his pro debut in September 2011 winning his first pro fight with a head kick knockout.

Pettis would win his next 3 fights finishing 2 of his opponents and winning a Unanimous Decision victory. He has fought mostly at bantamweight but with the addition of the flyweight division in the UFC, Pettis has transitioned to fighting in the 125 lb division full time. He currently has signed a 5 fight deal with Resurrection Fighting Alliance although he does continue to appear in NAFC shows put on by his gym. His first fight with RFA was against Jimmy Jones. He would win the fight by Unanimous Decision. He followed that up with another decision victory over Josh Robinson for NAFC.


Pettis was supposed to have his toughest test when he was scheduled to face former UFC bantamweight fighter Jeff Curran in the main event of RFA 8 on June 21st, 2013 for the vacant flyweight title. However Curran pulled out of the fight and Pettis would instead face Dillard Pegg. He was able to quickly finish that fight with a 51 second knockout to win the first ever RFA 125 lb title and extend his undefeated streak to 8. He is next set to appear again in NAFC against James Porter.


After his win over Porter, Pettis was signed by the UFC. His BJJ coach, Daniel Wanderley, stated that the UFC had been interested in the younger Pettis earlier but his main trainer, Duke Roufus, had wanted Sergio to first gain more experience. Sergio entered the UFC promotion as a bantamweight and was expected to make his promotional debut at UFC 167 against Vaughan Lee. However, his opponent would pull out due to injury and he eventually took on Will Campuzano who he was able to defeat by unanimous decision.


In his next fight Pettis would suffer his first professional setback as he would face a UFC veteran and TUF alumni Alex Caceres. Despite showing much crisper technical striking than in his previous fight and landing multiple punches and kicks, Sergio was knocked down by a heavy punch from Caceres in the second round and had his back taken in a scramble late in the third. That proved to be his undoing, as it was enough for Caceres to sink in a Rear-Naked Choke and force Pettis to tap out with just 21 seconds left in the fight. Even though he was on the losing end of the fight he would earn Fight of the Night honors for his effort.


Sergio's next bout would come against Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night 49 on June 7, 2014. Sergio would go on to win a unanimous decision. Sergio's next fight would come against Matt Hobar at UFC 181. Once again, a back and forth unanimous decision victory earned Pettis a Fight of the Night bonus. This was also the sixth time in UFC history that a pair of brothers have fought on the same card. He woudl fight on the same card as Anthony again abut would lose by TKO to Ryan Benoit at UFC 185.

Last updated 03.18.2015, 3:55 PM ET
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