UFC Nashville: Anthony Pettis Knocks Out Stephen Thompson in “Showtime” Fashion

Pettis stepped up!

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis had his challenges against Stephen Thompson tonight at UFC Nashville, but the former lightweight champ knocked the welterweight contender in electrifying fashion.

Pettis came out pressuring and moving forward, but Thompson countered frequently with kicks and punches. Later in the round, Pettis missed with a spinning head-kick as Thompson appeared to be landing more often. Before the first round ended, Pettis scored with a nice right hand but he headed to his corner with a bloody nose.

“Showtime” moved forward again in round two and scored with a leg kicks. Thompson, meanwhile, planted more jabs that continued to bloody Pettis. Then, moments before round two was going to end, Pettis dropped Thompson with a booming Superman punch that appeared to KO “Wonderboy” instantly. Massive, massive win for the former lightweight champ.

Here are the results for UFC Nashville.

Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via KO (Superman punch) R2, 4:55

Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jussier “Formiga” def. Deiveson Figueiredo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Luis Pena def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maycee Barber def. J.J. Aldrich via TKO (strikes) R2, 3:01

Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (punches) R1, 1:25

Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Randa Markos def. Angela Hill via submission (armbar) R1, 4:24

Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jordan Espinosa def. Eric Shelton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)