After flirting with the idea last month, Sergio Pettis will officially be dropping to flyweight to kick of 2015. And on Tuesday, the UFC announced his first fight in the lighter weight class will come against Ryan Benoit.
The two will meet at UFC 185, which takes place on March 14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Sergio Pettis is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar at UFC 181 in December. After the fight the 21-year old Roufusport fighter mentioned he might explore the possibility of moving to 125 pounds. At a lithe 5-foot-6, Pettis could certainly make waves at flyweight, which has a relative dearth of challengers for current champion Demetrious Johnson.