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UFC Fight Night 114: Sergio Pettis, ‘Fighter To Watch’ tonight in Mexico City

The time has come once again for Sergio Pettis to attempt his long-awaited breakout under the brights lights of the Octagon. After a few missed opportunities in the past, Pettis will get his chance to headline an event later tonight (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 114 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico, when he takes on surging flyweight contender Brandon Moreno.

This is not only a huge fight for “The Phenom” as he looks to burst out from behind the shadow of brother Anthony Pettis, but it’s an incredible matchup in a 125-pound division dying for fresh title challengers. Whoever is able to escape UFC Fight Night 114 later this evening will more than likely lock down the chance to fight UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, assuming “Mighty Mouse” is able to get past Ray Borg at UFC 215 on Sept. 9.

Pettis, 23, was one of the most highly-touted prospects in mixed martial arts (MMA) when he made his UFC debut back in 2013. Anthony had given the Pettis family its name in the sport and Sergio was going to take full advantage of that popularity. Unfortunately, “The Phenom” wasn’t able to push his way towards contention with a submission loss to Alex Caceres at bantamweight in 2014 and a knockout loss to Ryan Benoit at flyweight in 2015.

Now that Pettis has won three in a row he’s hoping to become the “new face” of the vastly depleted flyweight division. With youth on his side and an apparent evolution of skill fueling his recent success, Pettis could jump into title contention for the first time with a win over Moreno in Mexico City. If he’s unable to get past “Assassin Baby,” Pettis will be forced back down the flyweight ladder and have his overall potential questioned yet again heading into 2018.

It’s a hell of a lot to think about, especially considering Pettis is competing in his first UFC main event. But if the Duke Roufus protege wants to take the next step towards fighting the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet he’s going to have to come out victorious in moments like these.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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UFC Mexico preview: Sergio Pettis ready to become more than just ‘Showtime’s’ little brother

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television this weekend (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 114 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a flyweight main event between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno, who battle for a spot in the 125-pound title chase.

See the entire fight card and line up here.

Pettis (15-2) entered the promotion with a ton of hype, thanks to his older brother and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Unfortunately, not everything went according to plan and Sergio got submitted in his sophomore effort.

Since then, “The Phenom” is 5-1 and coming off three straight wins, and finally able to step out from the shadow of his veteran brother.

“I feel like I’m growing into myself, I’m maturing as an individual and as a martial artist,” Pettis told UFC Tonight. “I’m feeling comfortable out there in the Octagon. In the beginning of my career, I was very timid out there. I feel like I’m expressing myself and having a great time doing it.”

Pettis was last seen turning away former division No. 1 contender John Moraga.

Waiting for him will be the red-hot Moreno (14-3), undefeated inside the Octagon and the winner of 11 straight with eight finishes. No question the winner will move themselves one step close to a division title shot.

But will it be Pettis … or Moreno?

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Rashad Evans to Face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

Rashad Evans will attempt to halt a three-bout skid when he faces Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City on Aug. 5.
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Ortiz-Sandoval, Bravo-Gruetzemacher Added to UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City

A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup, as Dustin Ortiz will square off against Hector Sandoval at flyweight, while Martin Bravo will meet Chris Gruetzemacher at featherweight.
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Brandon Moreno-Sergio Pettis Revealed as UFC Fight Night 114 Headliner on Aug. 5 in Mexico City

Surging Mexican flyweight prospect Brandon Moreno will take on emerging contender Sergio Pettis in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114, scheduled for Aug. 5 in Mexico City, Mexico. The UFC’s Spanish portal officially announced the booking on Sunday.
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UFC Fight Night 98 early weigh-in results for ‘Dos Anjos vs Ferguson’ in Mexico City

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for its UFC Fight Night 98 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (Nov.. 5, 2016) inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

Prior to this weekend’s big shebang, which also features “Prelims” bouts on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, the promotion will send all 24 fighters to the scale for the official weigh ins.

Remember, the combatants will first weigh in earlier in the day around 10 a.m. ET (untelevised), then return later tonight at 6 p.m. ET for the live video stream and corresponding staredowns. With that in mind, keep it locked in right here for the early weigh-in text results, LIVE and as they happen.

Complete UFC Fight Night 98 early weigh-in results below:

FOX Sports 1 Main Event:

155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos () vs. Tony Ferguson ()

FOX Sports 1 Main Card:

155 lbs.: Marcin Held () vs. Diego Sanchez ()

145 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas () vs. Charles Oliveira ()

155 lbs.: Martin Bravo () vs. Claudio Puelles ()

155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush () vs. Rashid Magomedov ()

135 lbs.: Heather Jo Clark () vs. Alexa Grasso ()

FOX Sports 1 Undercard “Prelims:”

145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes () vs. Erik Perez ()

135 lbs.: Marco Beltran () vs. Joe Soto ()

170 lbs.: Max Griffin () vs. Eric Montano ()

135 lbs.: Henry Briones () vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade ()

Fight Pass Undercard “Prelims:”

185 lbs.: Sam Alvey () vs. Alex Nicholson ()

155 lbs.: Marco Polo Reyes () vs. Jason Novelli ()

145 lbs.: Chris Avila () vs. Enrique Barzola ()

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 98 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.

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Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira booked for UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico

Days after getting his featherweight clash with B.J. Penn cancelled, Ricardo Lamas has a new date and opponent for his return to the Octagon. The UFC announced on Wednesday that “The Bully” will take on Charles Oliveira on Nov. 5 in Mexico City.

UFC Fight Night 98 takes place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico and features Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson in the main event.

Lamas (16-5) looks to get back on track following a loss to Max Holloway in June. Prior to that defeat, the former UFC title contender beat veteran Diego Sanchez via decision, improving to 7-3 as a featherweight under the promotion’s banner.

Oliveira (21-6, 1 NC) was on a roll in the 145-pound division until he suffered an injury in his fight with Holloway in August 2015. He returned to action four months later, tapping Myles Jury in the first round, but lost his last bout against former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.

“I’m really happy with this fight,” Oliveira told MMA Fighting. “I only have 25 days to prepare for it, but I’m thrilled. I’ve never fought in Mexico, but I trained for six weeks in Texas for my last fight and there are a lot of Mexicans there, and they always treated me really well – and I hope it continues this way.

“Ricardo Lamas has a big name in the UFC and it’s going to be a great fight, for sure. I hope my hands are raised in the end. I’m really happy. It’s a fight everyone wants to watch. He’s aggressive and moves forward the entire time just like me, so this fight should be decided in the details. You saw my evolution standing in my last fight, and I can’t wait for Nov. 5.”

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