Mitch Sanderson

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Sergio Pettis defeated Brandon Moreno by unanimous determination in the primary occasion of UFC Struggle Night time: Mexico Metropolis on Saturday.

The loss is Moreno’s first within the UFC.

The Mexican flyweight appeared to be in fine condition to start out the battle, spending just about the whole first spherical on Pettis’ again, however might solely deal out restricted injury as he did not safe a rear-bare choke.

Pettis managed the second and third rounds, touchdown a barrage of fast, correct photographs from the standing place, refusing to grapple with Moreno. The Mexican appeared drained and harm because the third spherical ended.

Moreno appeared to get well to a point within the fifth spherical and was capable of take down Pettis within the first minute, nevertheless, he was unable to do a lot injury and ended the spherical consuming photographs from his opponent.

Whereas he gave up 4 take downs, Pettis outscored Moreno seventy six-forty five in vital strikes to earn the unanimous choice (forty nine-forty six, forty eight-forty six, forty eight-forty six).