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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 15: Sergio Pettis weighs in during the UFC 167 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sergio Pettis
TRAINING: 10am-12pm strength and conditioning, 2-4 pro practice, 7-8 gi or hitting pads
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA when I was 13. I started training after I saw my brother’s first three fights and I thought it was cool.
What ranks and titles have you held? World champ point sparrer in taekwondo for ages 12-15 and RFA flyweight champ
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means the world to me. When I was about 13 I used to have pretend fights in my front room when nobody was there, pretending I was fighting for the UFC. This is a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Didn't go to college, went straight to fighting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I just graduated high school and my job was fighting. I turned pro right when I was 18.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Had my first fight when I was 15, won by head kick KO in the 1st round against a 22-year-old.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? RFA's first flyweight champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: 2nd degree black belt taekwondo, blue belt in gi jiu-jitsu, black belt in Roufusport kickboxing
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite striking technique: Cartwheel kick