Vaughan Lee out, Sergio Pettis now fights Will Campuzano at UFC 167

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With Vaughan Lee out, WEC veteran Will Campuzano returns to the UFC to fight Sergio Pettis next week at UFC 167.

We have a late switch to the UFC 167 preliminary card with barely a week before the much anticipated PPV from Las Vegas. Sergio Pettis (9-0), younger brother of current lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, was supposed to make his debut against England's Vaughan Lee, but Lee pulled out and left Pettis needing a new opponent. A WEC veteran has stepped up and will return to the UFC to take on Pettis, as Will Campuzano confirmed he will face Sergio next week:

Campuzano (13-4) went 1-2 in the WEC, most notably winning a thriller against Coty Wheeler and losing via body shot TKO against Eddie Wineland. An 0-2 run in the UFC resulted in a pink slip for the 27-year-old, but he's since carved out success at flyweight. At 4-0, he's the reigning Legacy FC flyweight champion and also holds a KO win over Josh Sampo. Will's last fight, a split decision over Hideo Tokoro, took place at bantamweight in October so it's not too big of a surprise that he can take this fight on short notice. I expect him to drop to flyweight regardless of the outcome.

Pettis (9-0) has toggled between flyweight and bantamweight, and is one of the top prospects in either weight class. The 20-year-old has an even 3 wins by TKO/KO, 3 by submission, and 3 by decision. Pettis' last fight was a submission win over James Porter, contested at 135 lbs.

This fight will air on the Facebook and Youtube streamed portion of the UFC 167 preliminary card.

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