UFC Fight Night 148 Results: The Old “Showtime” Pettis Returns
With a thunderous punch, Anthony Pettis made a name for himself in the UFC’s welterweight division Saturday night.
Pettis, a former lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger, knocked Stephen Thompson out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 148. The card streamed live on ESPN+ from Nashville.
Also an ex-WEC champion, “Showtime” delivered as the second round dialed down, skipping off the cage and connecting with a shot that floored Thompson. After a few punches on the ground, the referee stepped in, stopping the contest at the 4:55 mark.
In the co-main event, Curtis Blaydes got back on track from a November loss to Francis Ngannou by besting Justin Willis. The win moved Blaydes’ record to 11-2 overall with a no-contest.
John Makdessi, Jussier Formiga and Luis Pena all earned decisions, with Maycee Barber stopping JJ Aldrich. Formiga took a giant step towards competing for the UFC flyweight title with his win over the previously-unbeaten Deiveson Figueiredo.
On the prelims, Bryce Mitchll, Marlon Vera, Jennifer Maia, Randa Markos, Chris Gutierrez and Jordan Espinosa all had wins.
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Complete results from UFC Fight Night 148 are below:
Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via KO (Superman punch) at 4:55 of Round 2
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. JJ Aldrich via TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of Round 2
Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saeniz via TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 1
Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Randa Markos def. Angela Hill via submission (armbar) at 4:24 of Round 1
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)