It looks like UFC 181 will be a family gathering for the Pettis family.

On Friday, the UFC announced a bantamweight matchup between Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar has officially been added to UFC 181 in December. The Las Vegas Review Journal was the first to report the news.

Pettis (11-1), younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, was last seen earning a unanimous decision victory over Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night 42 in June. Prior to this win, ‘The Phenom’ suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Alex Caceres in the form of a third round submission. Both men earned Fight of the Night for their performance. He will enter this bout with six career stoppage victories.

Hobar (9-2) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Aaron Phillips at UFC Fight Night 49 in August. Prior to this win ‘The Crowbar’ suffered first round TKO loss in his promotional debut to Pedro Munhoz at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in May. He will enter this bout five career stoppage victories, with four of them coming by way of submission.

UFC 181 is scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6. A welterweight title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will serve as the night’s main event. A lightweight title fight between Sergio’s brother Anthony and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Gilbert Melendez will take place in the co-main event.

Here’s how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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