Two of the top young fighters in mixed martial arts will headline the UFC’s return to Mexico City on August 5, as Brandon Moreno squares off with fellow 23-year-old flyweight contender Sergio Pettis in a five-round bout at Arena Ciudad Del Mexico.
The UFC Fight Night event, which airs live on FS1, marks the UFC’s fifth card in Mexico since UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt in November 2014.
Currently ranked seventh in the world at 125 pounds, Tijuana’s Moreno is unbeaten for nearly five years, a run that includes three wins in the UFC over Louis Smolka, Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz. This August, he fights in Mexico for the first time since 2012 against Milwaukee’s Pettis, who will look to improve his No. 6-ranking and extend his three-fight winning streak by playing spoiler for his opponent’s homecoming.
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