It wasn't that long ago when Sergio Pettis was known simply as "Anthony's brother."
Pettis remained undefeated following his first-round submission win over James Porter on Saturday night (Sept. 28, 2013) at the North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) "Battle in the Ballroom" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The victory moves the flyweight "Phenom" to a perfect 9-0.
After the fight, the 20-year-old Pettis said he's now ready for bigger and better opportunities, including an eventual transition to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where his older brother currently holds the 155-pound strap following his UFC 164 title fight last month in "Brew City."
"Showtime" is on board:
@Showtimepettis @ufc I love it!!! Congrats— Dana White (@danawhite) September 29, 2013
Here's a taste (via Jesse Wable) of what Sergio brings to the table.
See our recent exclusive interview with Pettis right here.
The good news is, the promotion is in dire need of 125-pound contenders. The bad news is, the division has a very top-heavy roster, including established stars like John Dodson, Joseph Benavidez and of course, reigning champion Demetrious Johnson. Then again, the Pettis family knows a thing or two about upsetting the apple cart.