Sergio Pettis, younger brother of Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, is set to make his professional MMA debut on Sept. 10, at Canadian Fighting Championship 7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“It’s going to mean a lot,” Pettis said. “If I lose, it could determine my future in the sport, and if I do well, it could be a huge boost. So there’s a lot of pressure on me, but I’m going to have to pull through.
Pettis, who is undefeated in his amateur career, is looking to carry over that same success when he makes his pro debut, and according to “Showtime,” Sergio is well on his way to achieving that goal.
“He’s my main training partner, and he’s only 17-years-old,” Showtime said. “Whether it’s me, Erik Koch, or Danny Downes, Sergio is holding his own against all of us in training. He’s going to be a monster, and he’s going to do huge things in MMA.”
Pettis credits his brother and fellow Roufusport teammates for his continued success and evolution as an MMA fighter.
“It’ means a lot that my brother and the team have helped me like they have,” Pettis said. “They’ve always [been] there for me, and Anthony always calms me down. I’ve gotten frustrated in some of my amateur bouts, and he’s done a great job at helping me keep my composure. It means a lot, and it helps me out a lot. He’s a good coach.”
It’s Pettis’ talent and skill that caught the eye of CFC President Giuseppe DeNatale and led him to sign the young up-and-comer.
“I’ve been hearing about the Pettis boys for several years now, and I know they’re both very, very talented,” DeNatale said. “I’m excited and honored to have Sergio competing on our show, and I look forward to seeing him put on a great performance. It’s going to be a great night for fight fans.”
In an interview with ProMMAnow.com earlier this year, Pettis said that he was working on his own moves like the now famous wall kick his brother showcased when he won the WEC Light Heavyweight Title from Ben Henderson at WEC 53 in December.
“I’m trying to come up with something new,” Pettis said. “[My brother’s] got so many ideas that it is hard to compete with that, but I think I can pull some tricks out of my sleeve.”
Whether he performs a highlight reel move like his brother or not, Pettis is ready to make his debut.
“I’d like to thank Coach Roufus, the fight team, my brother Anthony, and the CFC for giving me this opportunity. I plan to take advantage of it!”
For more about Canadian Fighting Championship 7, including ticket information, you can visit their website at Canadianfighting.com.
You can read ProMMAnow.com’s interview with Sergio Pettis from earlier this year by clicking here.
To learn more about Roufusport you can visit their website at Roufusport.com.
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