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Pettis vs. Cejudo, Branch vs. Jotko added to UFC 211

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UFC 211’s already-stacked card now has two more great fights.

UFC 211 already looks incredible, especially with the edition of a lightweight scrap between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier yesterday. Now, there are two more additions to the card to make it even deeper. One comes in the flyweight division with former title challenger Henry Cejudo taking on Sergio Pettis, while the other features former WSOF two-division champ David Branch making his UFC return against Krzysztof Jotko.

The UFC confirmed both bouts last night.

Cejudo (10-2, 4-2 UFC) won his first four bouts in the UFC to earn a 125-pound title shot, but was stopped in the first round by champion Demetrious Johnson. After coaching TUF, he dropped his most recent bout to Joseph Benavidez by close decision.

Pettis (15-2, 6-2 UFC) is currently on a three-fight winning streak, with the last win coming over John Moraga by decision in January.

Branch (20-3, 2-2 UFC) makes his return to the promotion after a very successful run in World Series of Fighting, where he won 10 straight fights and picked up both the middleweight and light heavyweight belts there. He last fought on New Year’s Eve where he defended his 185-pound title against Louis Taylor. Branch requested and was granted his release from the promotion earlier this year after some disagreements with WSOF. He last fought in the UFC in 2011.

Jotko (19-1, 6-1 UFC), one of the more underrated competitors at 185 pounds, has won five fights in a row. His last came via decision over Thales Leites in Brazil in November.

UFC 211 goes down on May 13th in Dallas. Stipe Miocic will defend his UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos in the headliner.


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