The black belt in tae-kwon-do, Bjj and former Ufc Lw champion Anthony Pettis entered this fight with a pro record of 22-9-0 (82% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Khabib Nurmagomedov) but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Tony Ferguson (Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis) and Nate Diaz (Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz); between these two bouts he beat Stephen Thompson (Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Carlos Diego Ferreira, has an official mma record of 16-2-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2014 and 2015, against Beneil Dariush (Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Beneil Dariush) and Dustin Poirier (Dustin Poirier vs Carlos Diego Ferreira), but then he has won five fights beating Rustam Khabilov and Mairbek Taisumov in 2019 (Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov). Pettis vs Ferreira is on the undercard of Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone – UFC 246. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 246 fight card (main fights):
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington 2
Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene
Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira
Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott
Pettis’ previous fight: Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
Ferreira’s previous fight: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov
Pettis vs Ferreira Fight Video:
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