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Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga targeted for UFC 229

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Sergio Pettis is coming off a win over Joseph Benavidez.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is planning a fight between top-ranked flyweights Sergio Pettis and Jussier Formiga for Oct. 6, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by ESPN.

UFC 229 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Pettis (17-3) is fresh off the biggest victory of his MMA career, defeating former title contender Joseph Benavidez via decision in June. Pettis, who lost to Henry Cejudo in his previous bout, is 5-1 over the past three years.

Formiga (21-5) enters the cage coming off back-to-back submission wins over Ben Nguyen and Ulka Sasaki, improving to 6-2 with three finishes since 2014.