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Flyweights Sergio Pettis, Chris Kelades to Clash at UFC 197 on April 23

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Sergio Pettis will once again share a card with his brother when he faces Chris Kelades at UFC 197 on April 23.

The UFC confirmed the flyweight pairing following an initial report from the Halifax Metro News. UFC 197 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. Former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis is slated to meet Edson Barboza in a featured lightweight tilt on the pay-per-view draw.


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This is going to be a fun card.

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis
Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez
Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker
Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima
Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Glaico Franca vs. James Vick
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee
Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis

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Posted by Budgellism

This is going to be a fun card.

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis
Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez
Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker
Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima
Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Glaico Franca vs. James Vick
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee
Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis



Definitely a prettier card than 196. Got my full trip refunded on that card and will be rebooking for this card.

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Does anyone actually think Sergio has what it takes to be a top 3 fighter in the division at some point this year or next ?

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Posted by JoeWarren33

Does anyone actually think Sergio has what it takes to be a top 3 fighter in the division at some point this year or next ?



No. Maybe sometime in his career but there's too many guys ahead of him to be a Top 3.

He needs to get past Kaledes first and try and crack that Top 10 first.

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Posted by JoeWarren33

Does anyone actually think Sergio has what it takes to be a top 3 fighter in the division at some point this year or next ?



In that timeframe, I would say no. Beyond that, I'm not sure. It's hard to say since he's only 22 though.

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That's the problem and what Sergio needs to understand is even tho there is a slot of pressure being Anthonys brother he's still so young. No rush. Lawler started in the UFC young around the same age, was above average and just now is peaking.

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Posted by JoeWarren33

Does anyone actually think Sergio has what it takes to be a top 3 fighter in the division at some point this year or next ?



Definitely not this year, he won't get the opponents in that timeframe to even crack the top 5. He's young, talented and with time and improvement I can see him being a top 5 or even top 3 guy. But who knows what the division will look like 3-5-10 years from now. Multiple new prospects could (and will) pop up on the scene and shake all divisions up.

Post #8   2/27/16 10:53:42PM