The 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo entered this fight with a mma record of 11-2-0 (45% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 flyweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2016, against current #1 Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson (=Johnson vs Cejudo) and with Joseph Benavidez (via split decision, Benavidez vs Cejudo) but he came back to win in 2017 with Wilson Reis (=Cejudo vs Reis).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Sergio Pettis, has an official record of 16-2-0 (37% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He lost to Ryan Benoit in 2015 but then he has won four fights defeating John Moraga (=Pettis vs Moraga) and Brandon Moreno in 2017 (=Pettis vs Moreno). Cejudo vs Pettis is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2 – UFC 218. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo 2
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC 218 fight card (main fights):
Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2
Alistair Overeem vs Francis Ngannou
Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje
Charles Oliveira vs Paul Felder
Alex Oliveira vs Yancy Medeiros
Cejudo’s previous fight: Henry Cejudo vs Wilson Reis
Pettis’ previous fight: Sergio Pettis vs Brandon Moreno
Cejudo vs Pettis Fight Video:
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