The octagon will be under the bright lights of Bridgestone Arena this evening for UFC Nashville: Pettis vs. Thompson.
The event is headlined by a welterweight bout featuring former division title challenger Stephen Thompson taking on former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
Pettis will fight at welterweight for the first time since 2008 when he squares off with “Wonderboy” this evening.
Meanwhile, Stephen Thompson will also enter tonight’s UFC Nashville main event looking to rebound. “Wonderboy” suffered a controversial decision loss to Darren Till in his most recent octagon appearance in May of 2018.
The co-main event of the evening features a heavyweight bout between division staples Curtis Blaydes and Justin Willis.
Blaydes (10-2 MMA) recently had his impressive five-fight win streak come to a stop at the hands of Francis Ngannou.
As for “Big Pretty”, Justin Willis (8-1 MMA) has won eight fights in a row, his latest being a unanimous decision win over MMA legend Mark Hunt.
Get all of the UFC Nashville Results and prelim highlights below:
UFC Nashville Main Card (8pm EST)
Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis – Pettis def. Thompson via KO in Round 2
Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis – Blaydes def. Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
John Makdessi vs. Jesus Pinedo – Makdessi def. Pinedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jussier Formiga – Formiga def. Figueiredo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Luis Pena vs. Steven Peterson – Pena def. Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
J.J. Aldrich vs. Maycee Barber – Barber def. Aldrich via TKO (knee and punches) at 3:01 of Round 2
UFC Nashville Prelims (5pm EST)
Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett – Mitchell def. Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera – Vera def. Saenz via TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 1
Alexis Davis vs. Jennifer Maia – Maia def. Davis via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Angela Hill vs. Randa Markos – Markos def. Hill via submission (Armbar) at 4:24 of Round 1
Chris Gutierrez vs. Ryan MacDonald – Gutierrez def. MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Espinosa vs. Eric Shelton – Espinosa def. Shelton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
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