The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a pro record of 21-5-0 (48% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.3 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Henry Cejudo). He lost to Ray Borg in 2017 (Formiga vs Borg) but then he has beat Ulka Sasaki (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Yuta Sasaki) and Ben Nguyen (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ben Nguyen).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Sergio Pettis, has an official mma record of 17-3-0 (35% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Henry Cejudo last year (Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis) but he came back to win in 2018 with Joseph Benavidez (Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis). Formiga vs Pettis is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor – UFC 229. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC 229 fight card (main fights):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor
Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis
Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes
Alexander Volkov vs Derrick Lewis
Felice Herrig vs Michelle Waterson
Jussier Formiga vs Sergio Pettis
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ben Nguyen
Pettis’ previous fight: Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis
Pettis’ next fight: Sergio Pettis vs Rob Font
Formiga’s next fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Formiga vs Pettis Fight Video:
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