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UFC 192 results: Sergio Pettis gets unanimous nod over Chris Cariaso

HOUSTON — Sergio Pettis is back on the winning track.

The 22-year-old Milwaukee native stumbled in his return to flyweight in March, losing to Ryan Benoit. But the younger brother of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis rebounded with a strong all-around performance Saturday night against Chris Cariaso.

Pettis won via unanimous decision, taking scores of 29-27, 29-27, 29-28.

Pettis, who appeared considerably larger than his opponent, set the tone early when he caught an attempted Cariaso kick and deposited him on the mat. Cariaso got out of that predicament, but later in the round, Pettis dropped Cariaso to the mat with a straight right hand. Pettis then laid out a ground-and-pound assault, but Cariaso managed to get to the end of the round.

“I hurt him, but he’s hard to finish,” Pettis said. “He a veteran and he’s a tough guy.”

There was less action in the second round, which included a standup by the referee after a Pettis takedown led to little action. But Pettis still got the best of things by tagging Cariaso with a variety of strikes.

In the third, Cariaso had his best round, as he got Pettis to the mat, pushed through a nasty Pettis upkick to get top control, and eventually maneuvered Pettis into a heel hook/armbar attempt. Pettis, however, managed to hold on until the horn and preserve the win.

With the victory, Pettis improved to 13-2 and won for the third time in his past four fights. Cariaso (17-8) has dropped three in a row.

“He’s a great opponent, he’s a top-10 guy in the division and I’ve been watching him since high school,” Pettis said. “I have a lot of respect for him.”

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Sergio Moraes responds to Peter Sobotta’s allegations: ‘He’s stupid’

Sergio Moraes pulled out from a UFC Fight Night 69 bout with Peter Sobotta due to a spine injury, but Sobotta doesn’t believe he’s really injured.

Sobotta, who tapped late replacement Steven Kennedy in the first round Saturday night in Berlin, Germany, called out Moraes after the fight, accusing him of faking an injury to avoid the fight.

“My sources tell me that he was never injured in the first place”, Sobotta told GNP.de (translated by Bloody Elbow). “He didn’t want the fight, wasn’t hungry enough or whatever. I don’t know. Maybe he simply shit his pants. I hope he will get his shit together and has the courage to get in the ring with me. I mean, he is injured, but posted a picture of him training today. That doesn’t fit. It’s sad, but maybe we can still do the fight someway down the road.”

Moraes vs. Sobotta was originally booked for UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow on April 11, but was the one to Sobotta pull out with an injury. Mickael Lebout ended up taking the fight on short notice and lost to Moraes via unanimous decision.

In a statement sent to MMAFighting.com, Moraes responded to Sobotta’s allegations.

First and foremost, I have to remind him that I went to Poland to fight and he didn’t show up. I wasn’t the one to pull out of the card. And let’s remind him again that he was scheduled to fight someone else who got hurt, and I accepted to go there because I was ready. I wanted to fight him this time, but I got injured. I’m already treating this injury. I have no reasons to lie.

I didn’t post a photo of me training. I wasn’t training. I still teach jiu-jitsu classes, and I have done seminars in Poland, Germany all over Europe. But now I have to teach a private class, a private class to Sobotta. I will show him that even injured I can teach him a lesson.

My students have nothing to do with it. I have to teach classes even when I’m injured. And I can teach a class only speaking. But now I want to show him that my jiu-jitsu is available for everyone, including him. I’m not afraid of Sobotta. We have to understand that sometimes God changes our destiny for a reason. God gave him a chance, ‘don’t go that way because it’s not going to be good for you’, and Sobotta is insisting. He wants this fight. So this fight will happen.

I’m not afraid of fighting you in Europe. I went there after you. You were not there, but I never said you were afraid. I don’t think Sobotta is afraid, I only think Sobotta is stupid. He’s stupid. Ok, let’s do this fight. Whenever I’m ready, I’ll post a video on my Instagram inviting you for a fight. What are you going to do about it? Are you going to submit me? Are you going to knock me out? I heard you are a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, so I want to know what are you going to do about it? Where are you running to? Ah, okay, you will try to keep it standing, but, hey, I’m getting better standing and I can complicate it for you.

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Peter Sobotta gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 69 with Sergio Moraes injured

Sergio Moraes is again sidelined with an injury.

The Brazilian grappler, who spent 617 days outside the Octagon with a severe knee injury, was forced out of an upcoming UFC Fight Night 69 bout with Peter Sobotta on June 20 in Berlin. The promotion announced on Tuesday that Sobotta will now face UFC newcomer Steven Kennedy.

Moraes told MMAFighting.com he suffered a spine injury, but it won’t require surgery.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC run in 2009 and 2010, defeated Paweł Pawlak via unanimous decision in his return to the Octagon in May of 2014. He was expected to return in April against Moraes, but was forced out of the UFC Fight Night 64 card with an injury.

Kennedy (17-6) signs with the UFC after racking up seven straight victories in Australia, five via stoppage. The welterweight fighter will compete outside of Australia for the first time in his professional MMA career.

Headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne for the strawweight championship, UFC Fight Night 69 takes place at the 02 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne
Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Peter Sobotta vs. Steven Kennedy
Nick Hein vs. Lukasz Sajewski
Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Alan Patrick
Alan Omer vs. Mike Wilkinson
Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat
Scott Askham vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr.
Piotr Hallmann vs. Magomed Mustafaev

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta booked for UFC card in Berlin

Sergio Moraes and Peter Sobotta will finally meet in June.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Moraes and Sobotta, initially expected to battle in April, will collide at the upcoming UFC event in Berlin. UFC Fight Night 69 is scheduled for June 20 at the 02 World Arena.

Moraes improved to 9-2 as a mixed martial artist with a win over Mickael Lebout, who stepped in on short notice at UFN 64. The Brazilian, who is also scheduled to grapple with Leandro Lo in a jiu-jitsu match at Saturday’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, won his last three under the UFC banner.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC in 2009 and 2010, returned to the promotion after winning five in a row in the Europe circuit, including three submission victories in one night in 2012. Sobotta scored his first UFC win with a decision over Paweł Pawlak at Berlin’s UFN 41 last May.

UFC Fight Night 69 will be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus Jessica Penne for the strawweight champion.

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta booked for UFC card in Berlin

Sergio Moraes and Peter Sobotta will finally meet in June.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Moraes and Sobotta, initially expected to battle in April, will collide at the upcoming UFC event in Berlin. UFC Fight Night 69 is scheduled for June 20 at the 02 World Arena.

Moraes improved to 9-2 as a mixed martial artist with a win over Mickael Lebout, who stepped in on short notice at UFN 64. The Brazilian, who is also scheduled to grapple with Leandro Lo in a jiu-jitsu match at Saturday’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, won his last three under the UFC banner.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC in 2009 and 2010, returned to the promotion after winning five in a row in the Europe circuit, including three submission victories in one night in 2012. Sobotta scored his first UFC win with a decision over Paweł Pawlak at Berlin’s UFN 41 last May.

UFC Fight Night 69 will be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus Jessica Penne for the strawweight champion.

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta booked for UFC card in Berlin

Sergio Moraes and Peter Sobotta will finally meet in June.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Moraes and Sobotta, initially expected to battle in April, will collide at the upcoming UFC event in Berlin. UFC Fight Night 69 is scheduled for June 20 at the 02 World Arena.

Moraes improved to 9-2 as a mixed martial artist with a win over Mickael Lebout, who stepped in on short notice at UFN 64. The Brazilian, who is also scheduled to grapple with Leandro Lo in a jiu-jitsu match at Saturday’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, won his last three under the UFC banner.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC in 2009 and 2010, returned to the promotion after winning five in a row in the Europe circuit, including three submission victories in one night in 2012. Sobotta scored his first UFC win with a decision over Paweł Pawlak at Berlin’s UFN 41 last May.

UFC Fight Night 69 will be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus Jessica Penne for the strawweight champion.

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta booked for UFC card in Berlin

Sergio Moraes and Peter Sobotta will finally meet in June.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Moraes and Sobotta, initially expected to battle in April, will collide at the upcoming UFC event in Berlin. UFC Fight Night 69 is scheduled for June 20 at the 02 World Arena.

Moraes improved to 9-2 as a mixed martial artist with a win over Mickael Lebout, who stepped in on short notice at UFN 64. The Brazilian, who is also scheduled to grapple with Leandro Lo in a jiu-jitsu match at Saturday’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, won his last three under the UFC banner.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC in 2009 and 2010, returned to the promotion after winning five in a row in the Europe circuit, including three submission victories in one night in 2012. Sobotta scored his first UFC win with a decision over Paweł Pawlak at Berlin’s UFN 41 last May.

UFC Fight Night 69 will be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus Jessica Penne for the strawweight champion.

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta booked for UFC card in Berlin

Sergio Moraes and Peter Sobotta will finally meet in June.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Moraes and Sobotta, initially expected to battle in April, will collide at the upcoming UFC event in Berlin. UFC Fight Night 69 is scheduled for June 20 at the 02 World Arena.

Moraes improved to 9-2 as a mixed martial artist with a win over Mickael Lebout, who stepped in on short notice at UFN 64. The Brazilian, who is also scheduled to grapple with Leandro Lo in a jiu-jitsu match at Saturday’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, won his last three under the UFC banner.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC in 2009 and 2010, returned to the promotion after winning five in a row in the Europe circuit, including three submission victories in one night in 2012. Sobotta scored his first UFC win with a decision over Paweł Pawlak at Berlin’s UFN 41 last May.

UFC Fight Night 69 will be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk versus Jessica Penne for the strawweight champion.

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Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta Set for UFC Fight Night in Berlin

Sergio Moraes will clash with Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night in Berlin on June 20.
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Fresh off UFC win, Sergio Moraes meets Leandro Lo at Copa Podio

Moments after Sergio Moraes picked his third UFC win on Saturday, Copa Podio announced the three-time jiu-jitsu world champion on its next card.

Moraes, who won his third straight fight in the UFC with a unanimous decision over Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow, Poland, will face Leandro Lo in a 10-minute jiu-jitsu match at the Copa Podio event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 9.

Lo competed against UFC lightweight Gilbert Burns at the last edition of Copa Podio in November, and tapped “Durinho” with a cross collar choke.

The upcoming Copa Podio event airs live and free on its official website, and features 10-minute no-gi battles between Bellator’s Goiti Yamauchi vs. Milton Vieira and Gregor Gracie vs. Daniel Moraes.

Copa Podio will also crown its heavyweight champion with an eight-man heavyweight tournament, featuring UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes, Felipe Preguica, Luiz Panza, Tim Spriggs, Erberth Santos, Maks Wisnieviski, Nelton Pontes, and Victor Honorio.

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