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Images from Bellator 242 on July 24, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

MMA Athlete

Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis

United States United States


Born to fight! Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis was raised on a steady diet of martial arts as the younger brother of MMA icon Anthony Pettis. But he quickly stepped out of his sibling’s shadow to become a phenomenon in his own right. Since completing his first televised fight at the age of 19, he’s been on a mission to become an unstoppable fighting machine: Known for his well-rounded and explosive fighting style, Sergio Pettis holds black belts in taekwondo, kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Plus, he already claimed the RFA Flyweight Championship and North NAFC Bantamweight Championship belts to match. Now the hard-training Roufusport MMA Academy athlete is set to take his title shot in the major leagues: After making the switch from the UFC to Bellator MMA with back-to-back wins in 2020, Pettis is a strong contender for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title. Make sure to follow #TeamPettis for The Phenom’s next fight, because as he said himself: “2021 can’t come soon enough!”