A flyweight fight pitting top-ranked fighters Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis has been added to UFC 211. The news was first reported on Tuesday by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and was later announced by the UFC.
Cejudo is returning to the Octagon following a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez back in December at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The loss to Benavidez marked the second defeat for the Olympic wrestler, as Cejudo had lost to the Demetrious Johnson in a title fight at UFC 197. The 30-year-old fighter is currently ranked second in the division and holds a professional MMA record of 10-2.
On the other hand, Pettis, a young prospect rising the flyweight ranks, has put together three straight unanimous decision victories. The 23-year-old Pettis last fought in January at UFC Fight Night 103 where he outpointed former title challenger John Moraga. Pettis is ranked fifth in the division and owns a record of 15-2.
UFC 211 is scheduled to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is set to defend his belt against former champion Junior dos Santos in the main event of the card.