The sad reality is that there are a lot many fans out there that have unknowingly been complaining about the lack of top notch, high quality fighters in the flyweight division lately. However, if you are to consider the fashion and dominance with which these two fighters, Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis, have risen through the ranks, you will certainly understand why that argument is flawed. These fighters have not only been getting results, but have done so in a way which has been highly entertaining for the fan that wants to see some quality mixed martial arts action. And now, they come up against each other – you really can’t ask for more.
In terms of lineage, it does not get much better than what the pedigree that Cejudo has. Cejudo holds an Olympic gold medal in the sport of freestyle wrestling – how about that for silencing the complaints about the lack of flyweight talent? In fact, since his entry into the MMA after he concluded his freestyle wrestling career, he became one of MMA’s hottest new prospects.
On the other hand, Pettis has risen through some harder times. He had a hard time finding his footing when he got into the MMA as a hot prospect and a former RFA champion. However, a win against Chris Cariaso is what it took for him to build up momentum and confidence and he went on a four win streak and has looked solid ever since.
This UFC 218 bout is an already incredible fixture which is only made better by the fact that the winner here could go on to get a shot against the current flyweight champion – Demetrious Johnson. In terms of prediction, this one is hard to call, but Cejudo might have the edge considering his grappling expertise, we will have to go with Cejudo to win via submission.Author : Rory McGregor