Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo at UFC 211
UFC 211 on May 13 is determined to be insanely great, and nothing is stopping it.
Recently it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier had verbally agreed to fight at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Added to the rest of the card, this made for a must-see event.
Champion Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos
Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Jéssica Andrade
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Fabrício Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell
Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Then it was announced that Rothwell had been provisionally suspended, and was presumably out. It was still a great card, but still, less so.
Just hours later, EPSN’s Brett Okamoto announced that top flyweights Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis had been added to the card. Styles still make fights and an Olympic gold medalist wrestler vs. a Taekwondo expert is as intriguing as it gets.
Cejudo is coming off a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez at TUF 24 Finale on December 3, 2016. He is currently the #2 contender in the division. The #5 ranked Pettis is on a three-fight win streak, all via exciting decision.
Both fighters are grinders in their way. Cejudo constantly threatens with flurries and takedowns, while Pettis does the same with exciting combinations. Expect Cejudo to be even more aggressive in an attempt to shut down the kicks, and Pettis to work on trainer Duke Roufus on setting up well timed KO blows, against a relatively predictable opponent.