Henry Cejudo Vs Sergio Pettis Lined Up For UFC 211

A flyweight fight between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis has been lined up for the increasingly stacked UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas on May 13th.

Just a couple of fights ago Cejudo fought for the 125lb title after the former Olympic wrestling gold medalist won four fights in a row in the UFC.

However, Cejudo was TKO’d in the first round against the division’s dominant champion Demetrious Johnson and has since also lost by split decision to another top contender, Joseph Benavidez.

Meanwhile, Pettis, the younger brother of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has steadily put together a three-fight winning streak in the division that takes the 23-year-old’s UFC run to 6-2 and leaves him ranked No.5 in the division, three places below Cejudo.

With the UFC being short on fresh contenders for Johnson, if Pettis could get past Cejudo then he could well find himself in line for a title shot, but that’ll be easier said than done.

With Cejudo Vs Pettis on-board and fights like Eddie Alvarez Vs Dustin Poirier and former WSOF two-division champ David Branch returning to fight Krzysztof Jotko also announced so far this week, the UFC 211 line-up is looking increasingly solid, even as the disappointing news emerges that a fight beteween Ben Rothwell and Fabricio Werdum is likely to be removed from the card.

Those match-ups join two headlining title fights featuring Stipe Miocic Vs Junior dos Santos and Joanna Jedrzeczyk Vs Jessica Andrade, while Demian Maia Vs Jorge Masvidal is also scheduled for the main card.

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