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Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno to headline UFC Fight Night 114

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Flyweights Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno will face off August 5 at UFC Fight Night 114.
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A flyweight bout pitting up-and-coming contenders Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno against one another has been slotted to headline UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5 in Mexico City, Mexico. The UFC announced the bout Sunday on its Spanish portal.

Pettis (15-2) is coming off a disappointing week at UFC 211, where his expected contest against one-time title challenger Henry Cejudo was canceled the week of the event due to a Cejudo hand injury.

Pettis, 23, has won three consecutive contests and is 6-2 overall in the UFC. His latest run includes a pair of decision wins over past flyweight title challengers Chris Cariaso and John Moraga. He is currently the No. 6 ranked flyweight on the UFC’s official media-generated rankings.

Moreno (14-3), meanwhile, has proven to be a revelation in the UFC since his failed run on The Ultimate Fighter 24.

A 23-year-old native of Mexico, Moreno entered TUF 24 as the No. 16 ranked fighter out of 16 and promptly lost a back-and-forth fight to top-seeded Alexandre Pantoja. Nonetheless, he went on to rip off a trio of electric victories inside the Octagon, defeating Louis Smolka, Ryan Benoit, and Dustin Ortiz to prove himself as a worthy contender in the 125-pound division. “The Assassin Baby” is currently the No. 7 ranked flyweight on the UFC’s flyweight rankings.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

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  • 29%
    Sergio Pettis
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    Brandon Moreno
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