Tyson Nam Steps in to Face Sergio Pettis at UFC Mexico City on Sept. 21
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 28, 2019
Twenty-eight fight veteran Tyson Nam will
get his first Octagon opportunity next month, as he has agreed to
step in on short notice to face Sergio
Pettis at UFC Mexico City.
The Las Vegas-based promotion recently announced the new bout. Nam
will replace Alex Perez,
who was forced to withdraw from the flyweight contest. UFC Fight
Night 159 takes place at Mexico City Arena on Sept. 21 and is
headlined by a featherweight tilt pitting Yair
Rodriguez against Jeremy
Nam is 6-1-1 in his last eight professional outings. The
35-year-old Sports Lab product initially rose to prominence thanks
to a first-round knockout of then Bellator bantamweight champion
Dantas at a Shooto Brazil event in August 2012. Nam would go on
to lose his next four bouts, including a pair of appearances in
World Series of Fighting.
Pettis, meanwhile, is returning to 125 pounds after losing a
decision to Rob Font in a
bantamweight scrap at UFC on Fox 31 this past December. The
Roufusport product has lost three of his last four appearances
within the Las Vegas-based promotion.