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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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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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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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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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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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Anthony Pettis: No more UFC events with younger brother Sergio

And when you hear his explanation, you’ll understand why.

It worked out well for them the first time they competed on the same card, as both Anthony and Sergio Pettis came out victorious at UFC 181 last December.

Three months later, the encore show didn’t go as well for the talented Pettis brothers, as Anthony — the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion — and Sergio both came up short in their respective fights at UFC 185 just a few weeks back.

Rafael dos Anjos outclassed Anthony for 25 minutes to take his 155-pound strap (video), while Sergio was knocked out by Ryan Benoit in the second round during preliminary action (recap). Something that big brother, unfortunately, had to witness backstage.

That’s why “Showtime” revealed during his recent appearance on The MMA Hour that he no longer wants to compete on the same card as his younger brother, because having to watch him get knocked out before going into battle for himself was hard.

His words:

“It’s been a healing process, pretty much. I’m trying to figure out exactly what happened. I went out there and it wasn’t my night. For me, I got to figure out what went wrong and why my performance was the way it was. So there is a lot of questions and a lot of things that I’m trying to figure out and if I have to change some things. I just got to go through that process and figure it all out. I was on top of the world and I got knocked down. Dos Anjos had an amazing performance and a great night. It wasn’t my night, I have to figure out what went wrong and go back to the drawing board.”

He continues:

“The biggest thing I am going to change is me and my little bro fighting on the same card. The first time it went amazing, the second time not so well, he got knocked out and I had to watch that and get up mentally for my fight. Not making excuses or nothing, but those are little things that could’ve triggered my performance. I really had a crappy performance, I don’t know what happened, my timing was off, I didn’t have any strength out there. I felt weak, something went wrong. I have to figure it out, and fix it. I’ve never felt that weak in a fight. It was the wrong night to feel like that. I don’t think (Sergio’s loss) messed me up mentally. I mean, yeah, it sucked to see him lose like that, get knocked out. He had a great first round and the second round he got caught. It happens, they were exchanging hooks, I’ve seen it a million times in combat sports. The morale of the corner men, we use the same corner men. So, Sergio was all hyped up, they were before me, then he gets knocked out and then we have to reset the battery, reset everything and try to get back up to the next fight. I just think it was a little bit too much for everyone emotionally to go through. So next time, when I am fighting a big fight like that, it has to be all about me.”

To reiterate, Anthony isn’t making excuses or even blaming his younger brother’s loss for his bad night, but it’s easy to understand where he’s coming from, as having to watching your younger sibling get knocked out before you step into the cage is a pretty tall order.

Neither is having to fight with blurred vision, as Pettis had his orbital bone broken by Rafael early in the fight. A punch Anthony gives “RDA” full credit for:

“Like I said, there are a lot of things that factor into that performance. Having one eye doesn’t stop the fact that I didn’t stop any of his takedowns. That didn’t stop the fact that I was taking wrong angles. I watched the fight like five times already because I want to see exactly what I did wrong. I was just doing wrong, I wasn’t there mentally and it cost me my title. Camp went well, I went from one camp to another and it felt like a normal camp. I was training well, no injuries and I felt in great shape and doing well in sparring. And when I landed in Dallas, it just went to crap for me. It was an off trip, just wasn’t my weekend.”

He concluded by giving all the credit in the world for his opponent for putting on a great performance, but wants to make it clear that the Brazilian didn’t beat the best version of “Showtime.”

“The biggest thing for me is, I am definitely upset with myself and I am down about losing my belt, but that wasn’t the best Anthony Pettis. He didn’t go out there and demolish my best performance. (If he had), then I would have to figure out why I suck at what I do. I just didn’t put it together, it wasn’t my night. He had a great performance.”

Pettis went on to say he still wants to stay busy, but can’t call anyone out until his eye is fully healed.

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Anthony Pettis: No more UFC events with younger brother Sergio

And when you hear his explanation, you’ll understand why.

It worked out well for them the first time they competed on the same card, as both Anthony and Sergio Pettis came out victorious at UFC 181 last December.

Three months later, the encore show didn’t go as well for the talented Pettis brothers, as Anthony — the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion — and Sergio both came up short in their respective fights at UFC 185 just a few weeks back.

Rafael dos Anjos outclassed Anthony for 25 minutes to take his 155-pound strap (video), while Sergio was knocked out by Ryan Benoit in the second round during preliminary action (recap). Something that big brother, unfortunately, had to witness backstage.

That’s why “Showtime” revealed during his recent appearance on The MMA Hour that he no longer wants to compete on the same card as his younger brother, because having to watch him get knocked out before going into battle for himself was hard.

His words:

“It’s been a healing process, pretty much. I’m trying to figure out exactly what happened. I went out there and it wasn’t my night. For me, I got to figure out what went wrong and why my performance was the way it was. So there is a lot of questions and a lot of things that I’m trying to figure out and if I have to change some things. I just got to go through that process and figure it all out. I was on top of the world and I got knocked down. Dos Anjos had an amazing performance and a great night. It wasn’t my night, I have to figure out what went wrong and go back to the drawing board.”

He continues:

“The biggest thing I am going to change is me and my little bro fighting on the same card. The first time it went amazing, the second time not so well, he got knocked out and I had to watch that and get up mentally for my fight. Not making excuses or nothing, but those are little things that could’ve triggered my performance. I really had a crappy performance, I don’t know what happened, my timing was off, I didn’t have any strength out there. I felt weak, something went wrong. I have to figure it out, and fix it. I’ve never felt that weak in a fight. It was the wrong night to feel like that. I don’t think (Sergio’s loss) messed me up mentally. I mean, yeah, it sucked to see him lose like that, get knocked out. He had a great first round and the second round he got caught. It happens, they were exchanging hooks, I’ve seen it a million times in combat sports. The morale of the corner men, we use the same corner men. So, Sergio was all hyped up, they were before me, then he gets knocked out and then we have to reset the battery, reset everything and try to get back up to the next fight. I just think it was a little bit too much for everyone emotionally to go through. So next time, when I am fighting a big fight like that, it has to be all about me.”

To reiterate, Anthony isn’t making excuses or even blaming his younger brother’s loss for his bad night, but it’s easy to understand where he’s coming from, as having to watching your younger sibling get knocked out before you step into the cage is a pretty tall order.

Neither is having to fight with blurred vision, as Pettis had his orbital bone broken by Rafael early in the fight. A punch Anthony gives “RDA” full credit for:

“Like I said, there are a lot of things that factor into that performance. Having one eye doesn’t stop the fact that I didn’t stop any of his takedowns. That didn’t stop the fact that I was taking wrong angles. I watched the fight like five times already because I want to see exactly what I did wrong. I was just doing wrong, I wasn’t there mentally and it cost me my title. Camp went well, I went from one camp to another and it felt like a normal camp. I was training well, no injuries and I felt in great shape and doing well in sparring. And when I landed in Dallas, it just went to crap for me. It was an off trip, just wasn’t my weekend.”

He concluded by giving all the credit in the world for his opponent for putting on a great performance, but wants to make it clear that the Brazilian didn’t beat the best version of “Showtime.”

“The biggest thing for me is, I am definitely upset with myself and I am down about losing my belt, but that wasn’t the best Anthony Pettis. He didn’t go out there and demolish my best performance. (If he had), then I would have to figure out why I suck at what I do. I just didn’t put it together, it wasn’t my night. He had a great performance.”

Pettis went on to say he still wants to stay busy, but can’t call anyone out until his eye is fully healed.

Any suggestions?

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