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