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UFC Nashville’s Anthony Pettis Says Welterweight Move Isn’t One & Done

Anthony Pettis doesn’t plan on being exclusive to the welterweight division, but he certainly isn’t treating his UFC Nashville main event as a one-off. Pettis will meet Stephen Thompson on …read more

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Anthony Pettis says welterweight move no one-off: 'I want big fights'

Anthony Pettis admits he wasn’t sure the UFC would grant him a chance to fight Stephen Thompson but figured he might as well give it a go.
“Man, I just posted …read more

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Thompson wanted Lawler, RDA fights before landing Pettis matchup

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson explains why the Anthony Pettis fight was made, from his perspective. UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is currently slated to face former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis …read more

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Stephen Thompson: Anthony Pettis Thinks He Has My Number

One of the most interesting striking match-ups in the UFC has just been made at welterweight. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson will take on Anthony Pettis at UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson: I'm Definitely a Better Striker Than Anthony Pettis

UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville will be headlined by a much-anticipated battle between Stephen Thompson and former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, who moves up to welterweight for the first …read more

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Stephen Thompson: Anthony Pettis called me out because he thinks ‘he’s got my number’

If you thought the welterweight pairing of Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis felt a bit odd from the moment it was announced as the main event of UFC Nashville, you’re …read more

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Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis Staredown Ahead Of UFC Nashville (Photo)

In the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 6, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson will welcome Anthony Pettis to 170 pounds. The former 155-pound champion takes on “Wonderboy” …read more

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Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis all smiles during Nashville Predators pre-game show

Some fights bring a ton of beef and animosity, and some are just firecrackers between a couple nice guys.
It appears the latter might be the case for the UFC on …read more

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Stephen Thompson thinks Israel Adesanya will ‘school’ Anderson Silva at UFC 234

Aside from his short-notice entry into UFC 200, which came immediately following surgery to remove his gallbladder, Anderson Silva has never been a bigger underdog in his life than he …read more

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The MMA Hour with Trevor Wittman, Stephen Thompson, Jose Torres, Ricardo Almeida, Sound Off, Monday Morning Analyst and more

12 p.m.: Show open. How did Jose Aldo make relatively quick work of Renato Moicano? What about Marlon Moraes getting past Raphael Assuncao? We’ll examine both of those questions and …read more

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Stephen Thompson to up aggression for Anthony Pettis, who is no easy fight

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Stephen Thompson is known for baiting opponents into his range and blasting them with counters.
But after a 1-2-1 run in the octagon, the two-time …read more

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Blaydes vs. Willis among new fights set for UFC Nashville

The UFC’s return to Tennessee’s capital city includes a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Justin Willis. Last Saturday the UFC that Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis is going to …read more

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Pettis: ‘Wonderboy’ is one of those guys I need to fight before I’m done

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis talks about his recent jump to 170 pounds and fighting Stephen Thompson. Fans were caught off guard when former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis …read more

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Latest UFC Nashville Fight Card, TV Line Up

For a seven-day free trial of ESPN+ click here; otherwise, you might miss the welterweight fireworks in the UFC Nashville five-round main event, which features kickboxing sensation, Stephen Thompson, welcoming …read more

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Thompson rooting for Usman to usurp Tyron Woodley at UFC 235

“For my career-wise, I would want Kamaru Usman to win. But man, Tyron is just another animal.” It’s highly unlikely that Stephen Thompson will get another chance to challenge Tyron …read more

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Anthony Pettis: Stephen Thompson Is A Guy I Needed To Fight Before I'm Done

In March, Anthony Pettis will move up from the 155-pound division to challenge former title challenger Stephen Thompson at welterweight, and win or lose, Pettis claims the fight was a …read more

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Anthony Pettis Reveals Why He’s Moving Up To Welterweight

Anthony Pettis has explained why he’s competing at 170 pounds for his next fight. Pettis will go one-on-one with Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC Nashville on March …read more

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UFC's return to Nashville official with Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis headliner

The UFC returns to Nashville in March, and a former lightweight champion meets a former welterweight title challenger in the main event.
UFC on ESPN+ 6 is official for March 23 …read more

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Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis Verbally Agree to Welterweight Bout at UFC Nashville

Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis have verbally agreed to a welterweight bout for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming visit to Nashville on March 23. …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis in works for UFC Nashville

Maybe Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis have a future as matchmakers.
Following a social media exchange that saw Pettis asking fans if he should step up to welterweight to fight Thompson, …read more

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Pettis Vs Thompson In The Works For UFC Nashville

Ask and ye shall receive.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently caught everyone by surprise when he called for a fight against Welterweight contender Stephen Thompson.
Not one …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis Set For March 23 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Sources have confirmed to MMA News that Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis is indeed the plan for UFC Nashville. A welterweight clash between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis is …read more

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Wonderboy vs. Pettis expected to headline UFC Nashville

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is heading up to welterweight for a main event spot vs. Stephen Thompson. They expressed mutual interest on social media, and now a welterweight …read more

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Report: Anthony Pettis moving to welterweight to meet Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville

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The UFC reportedly is returning to “Music City” in March, and a fight targeted for the event no doubt has a sweet sound to …read more

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Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis targeted for March 23

The power of social media is real, people.
Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has fought as low as 145-pounds in his career. Although it was a brief …read more

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Sources: Pettis moving to 170 for Thompson tilt

Anthony Pettis will move up to welterweight and fight Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night in March, sources told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. …read more

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Anthony Pettis’ Coach Believes He Has The Playbook For Thompson Fight

Anthony Pettis’ coach hopes to prepare “Showtime” for a welterweight showdown against Stephen Thompson. Pettis turned a lot of heads when he challenged Thompson to a bout. Pettis is a …read more

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Anthony Pettis coach has 'playbook and experience' to beat Stephen Thompson in potential fight

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A matchup between Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson is looking more and more likely.
What started as a random social media callout has quickly evolved …read more

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Flashback | Watch Stephen Thompson score a spectacular head kick KO in Kickboxing

Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson is currently awaiting his next assignment from UFC officials.
“Wonderboy” was offered a fight with perennial division contender Santiago Ponzinibbio for next weekend’s …read more

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Wonderboy accepts Pettis’ welterweight fight offer

Anthony Pettis grabbed headlines with an unusual call-out this past week: a welterweight bout against Stephen Thompson. It’s a challenge Thompson sounds happy to accept. Is Anthony Pettis headed …read more

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Stephen Thompson accepts challenge from Anthony Pettis

The ball is now in the UFC’s court.
A day after Anthony Pettis stated he might head up to 170 pounds to face Stephen Thompson, ‘Wonderboy’ says he would gladly welcome …read more

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‘Wonderboy’ Accepts Pettis’ Welterweight Challenge ‘For The Fans’

In less than 24 hours, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson has accepted a proposed 170-pound clash with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
It was an unexpected callout considering …read more

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Stephen Thompson welcomes Anthony Pettis fight 'for the fans'

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Challenge accepted.
Less than 24 hours after ex-UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis pitched a fight with two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson, he’s gotten the …read more

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Stephen Thompson responds to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis!

Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson has responded to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
“Showtime” had called out “Wonderboy” for a scrap earlier this week posting the following on …read more

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Ex-UFC champ Anthony Pettis gauges interest in welterweight fight with Stephen Thompson

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Could Anthony Pettis be moving up to the UFC welterweight division? It’s an option that’s apparently on the table for the former lightweight champion.
Former …read more

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Anthony Pettis expresses interest in welterweight fight with Stephen Thompson

When it comes to top strikers in MMA, there are few that are quite as unique as former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and former UFC and …read more

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