This UFC 211 bout is kind of a make or break fight for both fighters! Henry Cejudo has matched expectations thus far, but is now in a sticky spot courtesy of a defeat at the hands of Joseph Benavidez. On the other end of the octagon is going to be Sergio Pettis who started off weak but has really turned the tables around thanks to his victory against the very reputable Chris Cariaso and not to mention a formidable win against John Moraga, both former contenders to the title.
While Cejudo will be keen to get back to winning ways, Pettis will do everything in his power to keep his winning run going. This is precisely what will make this match highly interesting. However, we believe Cejudo has the upper hand is the favorite here, he simply has a tad too much quality and experience for Pettis to deal with. If Pettis wants to stand a chance of actually causing an upset result, he will have to bring his A game for sure, or maybe even more.
For our prediction, while Pettis is certainly a fighter with good potential, we simply cannot see him outdoing the brute strength, technicality and agility of Henry Cejudo. Having said that, over confidence could prove to be the demise of Cejudo here. We will have to go with Henry Cejudo for the win by unanimous decision.Author : Rory McGregor