The younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Sergio Pettis, had his UFC debut in jeopardy as his original opponent Vaughan Lee was forced to withdraw from the match up at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 due to injury.
With Lee out, the UFC was feverishly searching for a replacement opponent and they have finally made an announcement.
Pettis will be staying on the card, where he will be facing off against UFC veteran Will Campuzano, who is returning to the octagon on a five-fight win streak.
The preliminary match up will now feature two fighters who hold the flyweight title in other organizations. Pettis is the RFA flyweight champ, while Campuzano was able to stake his claim to the Legacy FC flyweight title.
However, the bout is expected to be at bantamweight in the UFC.
With the changes to UFC 167, here is how the current fight card looks for the 20th anniversary show:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks - for welterweight title
- Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
- Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
- Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
- Ali Bagautinov vs. Timothy Elliott
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
- Ed Herman vs. Thales Leites
- Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story
- Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez
- Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley
- Will Campuzano vs. Sergio Pettis
- Cody Donovan vs. Gian Villante