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Sergio Moraes told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz that he has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, knocking him out of the TUF 18 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.
MMA Junkie was the first to report Moraes’ withdrawal from the event.
Moraes, who found about the extent of his injury this week, will need surgery for the injury. He was expected to face Sean Spencer in a welterweight fight at the event.
There is no timetable for his return. Spencer doesn’t have a new opponent as of yet.
It didn’t take long to find someone willing to step up and meet Sergio Pettis.
The news that Vaughan Lee had to pull out of his UFC 167 fight with Pettis had barely settled in when veteran Will Campuzano took to Twitter to say he’s taking the spot in the bantamweight bout on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.
Pettis, the 20-year-old younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, brings a 9-0 record into his much-hyped UFC debut. He’s got three submissions and three knockouts among his nine wins and held the RFA flyweight title.
Campuzano, meanwhile, brings a 13-4 record into his second UFC stint. The Texan went 1-2 in the WEC as an undersized bantamweight and the 0-2 in the UFC in 2010-11. Since then, he’s gone 5-0, including a knockout victory over highly regarded flyweight prospect Josh Sampo.
Lee had to pull out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury.
Two submission artists will collide at the TUF 18 Finale.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that Zak Cummings and Sergio Moraes, both coming off first-round submission victories inside the Octagon, are set to meet on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. Combate first reported the news.
Cummings (16-3), a TUF 17 alum, made his official UFC debut against Ben Alloway at UFC Fight Night 27, scoring his ninth submission win in MMA with a brabo choke that earned him an extra $ 50,000 for the best submission of the night.
Moraes (8-2), a decorated black belt in jiu-jitsu, lost to Daniel Sarafian in the semifinals of TUF: Brazil 2 in 2012, but replaced an injured Sarafian in the finals against Cezar Ferreira. Following the loss to Ferreira in his UFC debut, “Serginho” submitted Renee Forte and Neil Magny in Brazil.
UFC Booking Update: Sergio Pettis vs. Vaughan Lee Confirmed for UFC 167, Leites Replaces Natal Against Herman
(Sergio Pettis, shown here with the third Pettis brother nobody ever talks about. / Photo via Sherdog)
UFC officials have confirmed that the promotion’s new undefeated bantamweight acquisition Sergio Pettis will make his Octagon debut at UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks (November 16th, Las Vegas) against Vaughan Lee, who you may remember from such blog posts as “Why the hell is Urijah Faber fighting Vaughan Lee?” (Luckily, that wacky matchup was just a rumor.) Lee most recently lost to Raphael Assunção by submission in June, dropping his UFC record to 2-3. But he did once win a Submission of the Night bonus for armbarring Kid Yamamoto at UFC 144. That’s not nothin’.
As for Pettis, he’ll be hunting for his 10th consecutive win overall, and his fourth of 2013. The 20-year-old “Phenom” may have been a terror on the regional circuit, but those first-time Octagon jitters can be tough on anyone. In other UFC 167 news…
Before he was drafted to play the role of Foreign Bad Guy #1 opposite Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, Rafael Natal was scheduled to take on fellow middleweight Ed Herman on the “St. Pierre vs. Hendricks” prelims. Luckily, the UFC has found a replacement opponent for Herman, who will be staying on the UFC 167 card against veteran grappler Thales Leites.
Herman’s most recent appearance netted him a split-decision win against Trevor Smith at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga in July — his first win since February 2012. Leites was also victorious in his last UFC appearance, winning a unanimous decision against Tom Watson in his Octagon return at UFC 163 in August. Leites is on a four-fight win streak overall, including submission wins against Matt Horwich and Tor Troeng
Not long after news surfaced that the younger brother of Anthony Pettis, Sergio, is UFC bound, it looks like the 20 year-old has his first opponent secured. According to Globo’s Combate.com, Pettis will take on bantamweight Vaughan Lee on November 16th at UFC 167. MMA Junkie.com has also confirmed that the fighters have verbally agreed […]
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No, you’re not seeing double. There are now two Pettises in the UFC.
Sergio Pettis, the 20-year-old younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, has signed with the organization.
The Milwaukee native has been fighting professionally for two years. He’s 9-0 with three knockouts and three submissions, and he held the Resurrection Fighting Alliance flyweight title.
His most recent victory was on Sept. 28, where he scored a first-round victory via Kimura over James Porter.