UFC 229 has its first bout reported. Per Combate, flyweight contenders Sergio Pettis and Jussier Formiga have agreed to square off on October 6, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sergio Pettis (17-3) will look to put together a new win streak after defeating Joseph Benavidez via split decision back in June. The win recovered the 24-year-old from a unanimous decision loss to upcoming title challenger, Henry Cejudo, in December 2017.
As for Jussier Formiga (21-5), the Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt will try to make it three in a row after defeating the likes of both Ben Nguyen and Ulka Sasaki by way of rear-naked choke. Formiga’s last defeat came in March 2017, when he Ray Borg bested him via unanimous decision.
Originally, Sergio Pettis was expected to take on Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 103, in January 2017, but the pairing fell through when the Brazilian was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury. Now, as they are set to meet at UFC 229, no other fights have been added to the pay-per-view card so far, although officials are hopeful that the main event will be Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.