UFC Nashville: Anthony Pettis Discusses Move to 170, Taekwondo vs. Karate Bout With “Wonderboy”

Anthony Pettis is about to begin what could be an interesting stage in his career, as the former lightweight champ is moving up to welterweight this weekend to battle contender, Stephen Thompson.

Anthony Pettis is about to begin what could be an interesting stage in his career, as the former lightweight champ is moving up to welterweight this weekend to battle contender, Stephen Thompson.

After dropping to 145 in 2016, and eventually being stopped by reigning 145 king, Max Holloway, Pettis returned to 155. But, since then, “Showtime” has gone 2-2 and most recently, Pettis was stopped by Tony Ferguson in October.

Well, not long after that, Pettis raised eyebrows by campaigning for a bout with “Wonderboy”, which he received. You can watch the veteran fighter discuss his decision to face Thompson at UFC Nashville below.

Here is the complete line-up for UFC Nashville.

MAIN CARD (ESPN+/8 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis

Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis

Lightweight: John Makdessi vs. Jesus Pinedo

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Featherweight: Steven Peterson vs. Luis Pena

Female Flyweight: Maycee Barber vs. JJ Aldrich

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+/5 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett

Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera

Female Flyweight: Alexis Davis vs. Jennifer Maia

Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Angela Hill

Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez vs. Ryan MacDonald

Flyweight: Eric Shelton vs. Jordan Espinosa

 

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