Sergio Pettis Inks Deal To Fight Matt Hobar

Published on October 10th, 2014 5:18 pm EST

UFC 181, which is set to take place on December 6th in Las Vegas, is going to be a family affair as both of the Pettis brothers (Sergio and Anthony) have bout agreements to fight on the card.

Earlier today the UFC revealed that Sergio Pettis, younger brother to Anthony, has agreed to fight Matt Hobar at UFC 181. This fight will likely take place on the undercard.

The card, which will feature Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the Welterweight title in the main event, will see Anthony Pettis attempting to successfully defend his Lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event. The elder Pettis and Melendez are coaching opposite each other on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Here is the complete UFC 181 card as of this moment:

Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler
Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez
Travis Browne vs Brendan Schaub
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington
Tony Ferguson vs Abel Trujillo
Todd Duffee vs Anthony Hamilton
Sergio Pettis vs Matt Hobar
Corey Anderson vs Gian Villante
Eddie Gordon vs Josh Samman

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Anthony Pettis is currently in the midst of a four fight winning streak that includes victories over Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon. Pettis' last fight was in August of 2013 when he defeated Ben Henderson for the title - between an injury and the filming of The Ultimate Fighter, Pettis will have 16 months of ring rust to contend with when he finally steps into the Octagon in December.

Sergio Pettis, still just 21 years of age, is 2-1 in the UFC, having notched victories over both Yaotzin Meza and Will Campuzano. Sergio's lone loss in the UFC came against Alex Caceres in January of 2014.


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