Stephen Thompson Speaks On UFC Nashville Loss

Stephen Thompson was quick to provide an update following his UFC Nashville defeat. Last night (March 23), Thompson shared the Octagon with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Thompson was the favorite as he was the third ranked welterweigh…

Stephen Thompson was quick to provide an update following his UFC Nashville defeat. Last night (March 23), Thompson shared the Octagon with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Thompson was the favorite as he was the third ranked welterweight, a division that was foreign to Pettis under the UFC banner. “Showtime” ended up scoring a […]

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Stephen Thompson Addresses KO Loss To Anthony Pettis

Stephen Thompson addresses his latest defeat inside of the Octagon to one former UFC champion. Ex-UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis scored a second round knockout over the title contender in the headliner of UFC Nashville. This event went down on Saturday night (March 24, 2019) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on ESPN+. Following […]

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Stephen Thompson addresses his latest defeat inside of the Octagon to one former UFC champion.

Ex-UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis scored a second round knockout over the title contender in the headliner of UFC Nashville. This event went down on Saturday night (March 24, 2019) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on ESPN+.

Following this fight, Thompson had to be sent to a hospital, but that didn’t stop him from getting on social media to talk about the fight. He went live on his official Facebook page to give his reaction to the devastating finish.

“After 80 fights I’ve never been KO’d – this time by a small guy,” Thompson said (H/T to MMAJunkie). “I can’t believe he got me with the Superman punch. Golly. Superman off the cage. It was so ninja I didn’t even see it coming.”

“I was piecing him up with the jab,” Thompson said. “I was trying to break his arms with the roundhouse kick. I guess the side kicks, I switched over too much. His punches were slow. The heck? I don’t remember anything. Next thing I knew I was in the back wondering what happened.”

Thompson would add in this video that he hopes to headline the UFC’s debut in his home state of South Carolina this June. That could not happen depending on how long of a medical suspension he gets.

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The Real Winners and Losers from UFC Fight Night 148

The UFC returned to Nashville for UFC Fight Night 148, and the fans in the Bridgestone Arena were treated to an early Knockout of the Year contender in the main event…

The UFC returned to Nashville for UFC Fight Night 148, and the fans in the Bridgestone Arena were treated to an early Knockout of the Year contender in the main event…

UFC Fight Night 148 Results: Anthony Pettis Beats Stephen Thompson via Knockout

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis put himself back in the spotlight with a stunning second-round knockout win over Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 148 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday…

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis put himself back in the spotlight with a stunning second-round knockout win over Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 148 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday…

Twitter Reacts To Anthony Pettis Knocking Out Stephen Thompson At UFC Nashville

Earlier tonight (Sat. March 23, 2019) UFC Nashville went down from the Bridgestone Arena in Tennessee. In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis made a thunderous debut at 170 pounds. He knocked out two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Pettis pulled off a superman punch after bouncing […]

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Earlier tonight (Sat. March 23, 2019) UFC Nashville went down from the Bridgestone Arena in Tennessee.

In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis made a thunderous debut at 170 pounds. He knocked out two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Pettis pulled off a superman punch after bouncing off the Octagon cage.

It was a classic “Showtime” highlight-reel finish. Check out how the mixed martial arts (MMA) community reacted to the amazing knockout here:

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UFC Nashville Results: Anthony Pettis Sleeps Stephen Thompson In Music City

UFC Nashville‘s main event will pit Stephen Thompson up against the former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a welterweight scrap. As always, LowkickMMA will have you covered with all the results from UFC on ESPN+ 6 as they happen. Thompson (14-3-1) will look to bounce back from losing two of his last three fights. His […]

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UFC Nashville‘s main event will pit Stephen Thompson up against the former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a welterweight scrap.

As always, LowkickMMA will have you covered with all the results from UFC on ESPN+ 6 as they happen.

Thompson (14-3-1) will look to bounce back from losing two of his last three fights. His last victory was against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 back in November of 2017. As for Pettis (21-8). The 32-year-old has alternated between a win and a loss since defeating Charles Oliveira in August of 2016. A win over “Wonderboy” could rejuvenate “Showtimes” career.

Round One

The fighters touch gloves. Thompson throws a high kick to start. Pettis moves forward with a high guard. Thompson is using his typical karate style. He lands a sidekick. Pettis is trying to stay in his face as he lands a hard leg kick. They trade kicks as Pettis continues to wade forward. Thompson flicks his foot out into Pettis’ midsection. Pettis throws a spinning head kick that misses. Thompson retreats and lands a leg kick. He flurries some punches together. Pettis lands a right cross. Less than a minute to go. Thompson lands a stiff jab followed by a spin kick. Pettis’ face is busted up as the round ends.

Round Two

Pettis takes the center of the Octagon as Thompson smashes a head kick into his guard. Thompson switches stances and flicks a head kick, Pettis throws one of his own. Thompson is using his sidekick as a jab to keep Pettis at bay thus far. Pettis smashes a backside leg kick. Thompson finds a home for his jab again. Pettis lands an outside low kick. Thompson splits the guard with a straight right hand. Both fighters have relied heavily on their feet this fight. Thompson doubles up the jab and lands a leg kick. He flicks a head kick that clips Pettis. Both men look for the same leg kick at the same time. Thompson quickly lands a jab. From nowhere Pettis throws a superman punch and floors Thompson. The fight is over. He pushes off the fence and floored Thompson with a right hand. Unreal.

Anthony Pettis defeats Stephen Thompson via knock out at 4:55 of round two

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