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UFC 229: Sergio Pettis takes on Jussier Formiga

The UFC confirmed on Aug. 9 that lightweights No.2 Sergio Pettis (17-3-0) and No. 5 Jussier Formiga (21-5-0) will meet at October’s UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

Pettis, 24, is coming off a split-decision win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC 225 in June.  He is 8-3-0 in the octagon since debuting in November 2013.

Formiga, 33, is a veteran who has won his last two bouts, both impressive finishes. In fact, all of his stoppages (11) have been by submission.

UFC 229 is set for Oct. 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tentative bouts include:

Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0-0) vs. Conor McGregor (21-3-0)

Sergio Pettis (17-3-0) vs. Jussier Formiga (21-5-0)

Dominick Reyes (9-0-0) vs. Ovince St. Preux (23-11-0)

Alexander Volkov (30-6-0) vs. Derrick Lewis (20-5-0)

Michelle Waterson (15-6-0) vs. Felice Herrig (14-7-0)

Yana Kunitskaya (10-4-0) vs. Lina Lansberg (8-3-0)

Ryan LaFlare (14-2-0) vs. Tony Martin (13-4-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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