UFC on ESPN+ 6 went down tonight (Sat. March 23, 2019) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis jumped up to welterweight in the main event. He faced two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.
In the co-main event, Curtis Blaydes took on Justin Willis after weeks of verbal back-and-forth from the pair. It was a great night of fights from “Music City.” Check out MMA News’ coverage of UFC Nashville below:
Main Card (ESPN+)
- Welterweight: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis
Body kick lands for Pettis. He follows it up with another and Thompson has a head kick blocked before landing a jab. A hard leg kick from Pettis. Thompson fires back with a side kick to the body. Pettis really closing distance on Thompson, not allowing his to use his length. Thompson catches Pettis with a hard jab and spinning heel kick. The round comes to an end.
Pettis attempting to break Thompson’s legs down with leg kicks. Thompson still doing a good job of busting Pettis up with strikes. He’s clearly the supperior striker. Hard jab lands for Thompson, but Pettis responds with one of his own. Pettis hits Thompson with a massive superman punch after bouncing off the cage, and Thompson is out COLD! Some follow up shots and that’s it!
Official Result: Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via R2 KO (superman punch, 4:55)
- Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
- Lightweight: John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Flyweight: Jussier Formiga def.
Figueiredo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Deiveson
- Catchweight (148 pounds): Luis Pena def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Flyweight: Maycee Barber def. J.J. Aldrich via R2 TKO (punches, 3:01)
- Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Bantamweight: Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saenz via R1 TKO (punches, 1:23)
- Flyweight: Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Strawweight: Randa Markos def. Angela Hill via R1 submission (armbar, 4:24)
- Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Flyweight: Jordan Espinosa def. Eric Shelton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)