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Stephen Thompson plans August comeback: ‘You can’t condition the brain’

Former UFC title challenger Stephen Thompson reveals his target date for his return to the Octagon. Stephen Thompson wants to return to the Octagon in the best-shape possible and that …read more

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Ponzi Scheme Includes ‘Beating’ Over Pettis

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, is already ranked ahead of 170-pound smashing machine, Santiago Ponzinibbio, thanks to a knockout win over Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Challenges Former UFC Champion Anthony Pettis

Santiago Ponzinibbio has his sights set on a showdown with “Showtime.” Anthony Pettis competed last month. He shared the Octagon with Stephen Thompson in a welterweight clash. This was Pettis’ …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio calls out Anthony Pettis: ‘Come get this beating’

Anthony Pettis made some noise in his 170-pound debut, knocking out former title contender Stephen Thompson.
It got the attention of top-ranked welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio.
“Showtime” stopped “Wonderboy” with a spectacular …read more

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Duke Roufus Wants To Test 'Pettis-Kwondo' Against Conor McGregor

Anthony Pettis is fresh off his come-from-behind victory over former two-time welterweight title contender Stephen Thompson last month at UFC Nashville and his longtime coach is already eyeing another exciting …read more

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Coach Wants Anthony Pettis vs. Conor McGregor

Anthony Pettis’ coach wants to see his fighter go one-on-one with Conor McGregor. Pettis scored a knockout victory over Stephen Thompson last month. It was Pettis’ first welterweight bout under …read more

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Pettis suffered broken nose in win vs. Thompson

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis tells ESPN he suffered a broken nose in his highlight-reel knockout of Stephen Thompson. …read more

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Posted on April 4, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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UFC rankings: Pettis ranked at 170, but below Thompson

Anthony Pettis’ big KO win over Stephen Thompson earned him some accolades, but not a higher 170-pound ranking than the man he finished. Anthony Pettis shocked a lot of …read more

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Daily Debate results: Should Anthony Pettis stay at welterweight after UFC Nashville?

Anthony Pettis made quite the impression in his UFC welterweight debut.
Pettis over the weekend rallied back to score a violent and stunning knockout of former title challenger Stephen Thompson with …read more

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‘Wonderboy’ on KO loss to Pettis: I know Tyron has hit me harder

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson reflects on his first career knockout loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville on Saturday. Stephen Thompson suffered the first knockout loss of his career against …read more

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Coach: ‘Brilliant’ KO of Stephen Thompson was Anthony Pettis ‘at his best’

Don’t try and tell Duke Roufus that his team’s latest win was a fluke.
It was undeniably shocking to see Anthony Pettis land a “Superman hook” knockout punch on Stephen Thompson …read more

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Stephen Thompson knows he has been hit harder than Anthony Pettis’ KO punch

Stephen Thompson suffered the first knockout loss of his MMA career to Anthony Pettis on Saturday night in Nashville.

After seemingly dominating the opening few mintues of the fight, ‘Wonderboy’ …read more

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The Break: Golly, Stephen Thompson deserves a hug after Anthony Pettis' Superman punch

Ever have one of those weeks and/or weekends when, by the time you get to Monday, you can barely remember everything that happened? That’s more or less every week in …read more

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Stephen Thompson on KO punch from Anthony Pettis: ‘I know I’ve been hit harder than that’

For the first time in his career, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson was knocked out cold.
The man to do it: former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
During their scrap, …read more

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Dana White Applauds Anthony Pettis For Doing What Tyron Woodley Couldn’t

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has massive praise for Anthony Pettis following UFC Nashville. Pettis took on Stephen Thompson this past Saturday night (March 23). “Showtime” was the …read more

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The MMA Hour with Stephen Thompson, Maycee Barber, Kevin Lee, Jack Marshman, Monday Morning Analyst, Sound Off and more at 12 p.m. ET

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, we’ll take your calls in of the Sound Off.
12:20 p.m.: ‘Wonderboy’ will join us to recap his tough main event loss at …read more

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Anthony Pettis: UFC Nashville Octagon Interview

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Anthony “Showtime” Pettis talks with Daniel Cormier about his incredible knockout victory against Stephen Thompson at Fight Night Nashville. It was the welterweight debut for the former lightweight …read more

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Dana White: Anthony Pettis did to Thompson what Tyron Woodley ‘couldn’t do twice’

Count UFC president Dana White among those blown away by Anthony Pettis’ stunning second-round knockout of Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville.
After getting busted up by Thompson for the opening nine …read more

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‘Wonderboy’ on Pettis KO loss: ‘Crap happens, you know?’

“Wonderboy” spoke from the hospital after getting knocked out by Anthony Pettis in the UFC Nashville main event. Stephen Thompson has been dropped in five of his last seven fights, …read more

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Stephen Thompson Reacts to KO Loss at UFC Nashville: ‘I Don’t Even Remember a Dang Thing’

One moment, Stephen Thompson appeared on his way to a 20-18 lead on the scorecards against Anthony Pettis. The next, he was out cold courtesy of a spectacular Superman punch …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Anthony Pettis and UFC on ESPN+ 6's other key winners?

(Also see: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Stephen Thompson?)
After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next.
And with another night of UFC action in …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Stephen Thompson following UFC on ESPN+ 6 loss?

(Also see: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Anthony Pettis?)
Stephen Thompson is on the first two-fight losing streak of his career after experiencing his first career knockout at the hands …read more

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RECAP! Pettis Crushes ‘Wonderboy’ in Nashville!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight ninjas Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson threw down last night (March 23, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 148 inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
It’s been …read more

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What's next for Anthony Pettis, Stephen Thompson and other UFC Nashville fighters?

Anthony Pettis shocked the MMA world by knocking out Stephen Thompson with a superman punch on Saturday in Nashville. Who should he face next? …read more

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The five biggest takeaways from UFC Nashville, including ninja stuff and camo shorts

What really mattered at UFC on ESPN+ 6 in Nashville on Saturday night? Here’s a few things…
1. Superman (punch) saves the day

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Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville: Best …read more

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UFC Nashville video highlights: Anthony Pettis knocks out Stephen Thompson

Anthony Pettis struggled to find his range against Stephen Thompson, but “Showtime” only needed a single moment to claim a brilliant victory.
Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) used a hooking Superman …read more

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Anthony Pettis Open To Conor McGregor Showdown In July

Throw in Anthony Pettis’ name for the Conor McGregor sweepstakes. Last night (March 24), Pettis made the move up to welterweight to take on Stephen Thompson. The bout headlined UFC …read more

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UFC Nashville, The Morning After: Thompson On 1st KO Loss in 80 Fights: ‘What The Heck?’

What you may have missed from last night Stephen Thompson experienced his first knockout loss ever last night, Anthony Pettis sending him to the shadowlands with a superman punch with …read more

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Pettis: A fight against McGregor is something ‘the fans would love to see’

Anthony Pettis is looking at a “big money fight” as a next option after winning his UFC welterweight debut against Stephen Thompson. Many were surprised about the booking of …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Stephen Thompson gives update after UFC Nashville KO loss: ‘I don’t even remember a dang thing’

Coming off of his first-ever knockout loss, Stephen Thompson was in as good a mood as one can be.
“Wonderboy” was unavailable to speak to the media about his defeat at …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Anthony Pettis wants Conor McGregor ‘at 170’ following KO of Stephen Thompson

Anthony Pettis speaks to the media at UFC Nashville about his highlight-reel knockout of Stephen Thompson, his desire to fight Conor McGregor next, his move up to the welterweight division, …read more

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UFC Nashville video recap: Pettis pulls out superman punch KO on Thompson

Anthony Pettis made his welterweight debut in dramatic fashion by knocking out Stephen Thompson in the UFC Nashville main event. Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis was epic!
Thompson got off …read more

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Stephen Thompson issues statement following KO loss to Anthony Pettis

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson took on former 155-pound champ Anthony Pettis in tonight’s UFC Nashville headliner.

Both Pettis and Thompson entered tonight’s welterweight fight looking to rebound. …read more

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Stephen Thompson on KO loss to Anthony Pettis: 'It was so ninja I didn't even see it coming'

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Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville: Best photos

NASHVILLE – Stephen Thompson is in disbelief he got knocked out by Anthony Pettis in highlight-reel fashion at UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 6 draws announced 10,863 attendance for $939,095.99 live gate

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Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville: Best photos

Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 6 event drew an announced attendance of 10,863 fans for a live gate of $939,095.99.
UFC officials announced …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 4:46 am By
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Blaydes dominates Willis, calls out three top heavyweights

Before UFC Fight Night: Nashville’s main event between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis, several undercard fights have major implications. Here’s how it’s all going down. …read more

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Pros react to Anthony Pettis finishing Stephen Thompson

Tonight’s UFC Nashville event was headlined by a welterweight bout featuring Stephen Thompson taking on former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.

The bout marked Pettis’ first appearance at welterweight in over a …read more

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Fighters react to Anthony Pettis knocking out Stephen Thompson

Former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis made his welterweight debut on Saturday in the UFC Nashville main event and made a statement by knocking out fourth ranked Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. …read more

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UFC Nashville in Tweets: Pros react to Anthony Pettis’ stunning KO of Stephen Thompson, more

Welcome to the welterweight division, Anthony Pettis.
“Showtime” scored a stunning upset over Stephen Thompson on Saturday night in his 170-pound debut, starching Thompson with a ridiculous knockout via superman punch …read more

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UFC Nashville results: Anthony Pettis shocks Stephen Thompson with ‘Superman hook’ KO

Anthony Pettis may have finally topped his infamous “Showtime Kick”.
Through almost two rounds of the UFC Nashville main event at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Pettis (22-8) had been picked apart …read more

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Pros react to Pettis’ superman punch KO win at UFC Nashville

Anthony Pettis scored another highlight reel finish at UFC Nashville, knocking out Stephen Thompson with a Superman punch. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout. ‘Showtime’ strikes again.
After struggling …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 3:46 am By
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Video: Pettis whacks Wonderboy with superman punch

Check out the full fight video highlights of Anthony Pettis stopping Stephen Thompson in the UFC Nashville main event. The UFC Nashville main event witnessed an insane superman punch …read more

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Anthony Pettis Superman Punch KOs Stephen Thompson in UFC Fight Night 148 Headliner

Anthony Pettis flattens Stephen Thompson in the UFC Fight Night 148 main event on Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee. …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 3:46 am By
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Pettis stuns Thompson with Superman-punch KO

Anthony Pettis connected with a right-handed Superman punch to the chin of Stephen Thompson to score a second-round KO in the UFC Nashville main event Saturday night. …read more

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UFC Nashville Results: Anthony Pettis KO’s Stephen Thompson (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Nashville event is headlined by a welterweight bout featuring former division title challenger Stephen Thompson taking on former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.

Anthony Pettis will be returning to welterweight …read more

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UFC Nashville results: Pettis superman punch KOs Thompson

Anthony Pettis just completely knocked out Stephen Thompson in the UFC Nashville main event. The UFC’s #3 ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson was just brutally knocked out by former UFC lightweight …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2019, 3:16 am By
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UFC Nashville results: Anthony Pettis battered, but rallies for one-punch stunner over Stephen Thompson

Things weren’t looking great for Anthony Pettis through nearly a full two rounds with Stephen Thompson – but one punch changed everything.
The welterweight bout was the main event of today’s …read more

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Twitter reacts to Anthony Pettis' highlight-reel KO of Stephen Thompson at UFC on ESPN+ 6

Anthony Pettis made a splash in his welterweight debut on Saturday when he upset former title challenger Stephen Thompson in the UFC on ESPN+ 6 headliner.
Former UFC lightweight titleholder Pettis …read more

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‘Showtime’ Knocks ‘Wonderboy’ Out Cold With Superman Punch

“Wonderboy” faced off against “Showtime” as Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis tried to get their careers back on track in what was billed as an action fight. The bout headlined …read more

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Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson full fight video highlights

Watch Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson full fight video highlights from UFC Nashville’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN.
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis took place March 23 at the …read more

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UFC Nashville Highlights: Anthony Pettis Lands Crazy KO To Finish Stephen Thompson

Anthony Pettis was back at it again and it came at the expense of Stephen Thompson. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Nashville from the …read more

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UFC Nashville live blog: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis

This is the UFC Nashville live blog for the Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis welterweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event inside the Bridgestone Arena.
Thompson, a two-time welterweight title challenger, is …read more

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UFC ‘Nashville’ Clash: ‘Wonderboy’ Vs. ‘Showtime!’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight kickboxers Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson will duel TONIGHT (Sat., March 23, 2019) from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
There is some logic in Pettis’ decision …read more

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UFC Nashville Video! Watch Thompson’s Top 5 Octagon Finishes

In one of the funnest fights of the year, former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will collide in a welterweight main event later …read more

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UFC Nashville predictions

This Saturday, Stephen Thompson finds himself in a matchup with a former UFC champion, but it probably wasn’t the one he was expecting.
After a couple of failed bids to win …read more

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Posted on March 23, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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‘Wonderboy’ Wants Lawler After UFC Nashville

Former UFC title challenger Stephen Thompson will try to reclaim his spot among the welterweight best tomorrow night (Sat., Mar. 23, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 6 live on ESPN+ …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Wonderboy!’

One of the sport’s finest strikers, Stephen Thompson, will duel with fellow traditional martial artist, Anthony Pettis, this Saturday (March 23, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 148 from inside Bridgestone …read more

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Stephen Thompson on fighting as long as 'daddest man' Daniel Cormier

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NASHVILLE – Stephen Thompson has been in martial arts since childhood, and he’s been a professional fighter for two decades.
He’s got the scars to …read more

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UFC Fight Night 148 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; Pena Heavy

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading back to Nashville, Tenn. with a solid card full of significant contender matchups, and is headlined by a welterweight clash of Stephen Thompson vs. …read more

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With all the shake-ups at welterweight, Stephen Thompson eager to remind everyone that he’s still there

If the recent shake-ups in the UFC’s welterweight division mean better routes for bygone contenders to return, count Stephen Thompson among the reborn. After a draw and a majority decision …read more

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If he beats Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville, Stephen Thompson wants fight with Robbie Lawler next

Stephen Thompson still
has Robbie Lawler on his mind

“Wonderboy” asked for a fight with “Ruthless” last year only instead to see Lawler face off against Ben Askren at UFC 235. …read more

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UFC Nashville top 5 finishes

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Check out a list of the top 5 performances from fighters on the Fight Night Nashville card on Saturday featuring Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson. Pettis and Thompson …read more

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Wonderboy: Usman as champ is ‘better for my career’

“Wonderboy” believes another title shot is much more possible with Tyron Woodley no longer the UFC welterweight king. UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson will make his return to the Octagon …read more

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Stephen Thompson wants hometown showdown with Robbie Lawler after UFC Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stephen Thompson is trying not to look past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 6 headliner with Anthony Pettis, but it’s difficult to ignore what’s on the horizon.
The UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson: ‘I expect some straight-up ninja stuff’ from Anthony Pettis

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Stephen Thompson being the southern gentleman that he is didn’t really have much bad to say about his UFC on ESPN+ 6 headlining opponent Anthony Pettis, but admitted, …read more

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Stephen Thompson expecting ‘straight up ninja stuff’ from Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville

NASHVILLE — At UFC Nashville media day, Stephen Thompson discusses getting older as a fighter, fighting Anthony Pettis, how he thinks Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington might go, wanting to …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Showtime!’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight kingpin, Anthony Pettis, will jump up a division to face the Welterweight division’s Karate Kid, Stephen Thompson, this Saturday (March 23, 2019) at UFC …read more

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Anthony Pettis says he’d never fight Ben Askren: ‘I’ll save myself the embarrassment’

NASHVILLE — Anthony Pettis speaks to the media at UFC Nashville media day about his headlining bout with Stephen Thompson, his move up to welterweight, Tony Ferguson’s situation, Ben Askren, …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Pro fighters make their picks for Anthony Pettis vs Stephen Thompson fight

The Octagon heads to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend, with a very interesting welterweight matchup in the main event. Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be moving up in weight to …read more

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Pettis: My striking against Stephen Thompson is going to ‘shock the world’

Anthony Pettis says he is going to ‘shock the world’ with his striking at UFC on ESPN+ 6 …read more

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Posted on March 21, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Anthony Pettis Reveals Why Stephen Thompson Is Right Opponent For UFC Nashville

Anthony Pettis believes he made the right choice taking a bout with Stephen Thompson. Pettis and Thompson will collide in the main event of UFC Nashville this Saturday night (March …read more

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Posted on March 20, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Stephen Thompson feels he has quicker path to title after UFC 235, ‘Nobody wants to see Thompson vs. Woodley 3’

Stephen Thompson is back! After 10 months away from the Octagon, a lot has happened. And because of that, ‘Wonderboy’ likes where he stands in the division.

This Saturday night at …read more

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Why Stephen Thompson's striking could prove too much for Anthony Pettis

The accuracy of Stephen Thompson should be a concern on Saturday for Anthony Pettis, who has absorbed more significant blows than he has landed on a per-minute basis in his …read more

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UFC Nashville: Anthony Pettis – ‘I’m going to show the world that weight doesn’t matter’

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Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis looks forward to the new challenges moving up in weight presents, including his main event matchup with Stephen Thompson at Fight Night Nashville …read more

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UFC Nashville: MMA fighters predict Wonderboy vs. Showtime

Notable MMA fighters break down the highly-technical striking matchup between Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville. …read more

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Quote: I’d Smash UFC Welterweights Stephen Thompson & Darren Till

One welterweight prospect is already taking aim at Stephen Thompson and Darren Till. Thompson and Till are both former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title contenders. Thompson fought Tyron Woodley to …read more

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Curtis Millender's simple goals: Win at UFC Wichita, get bonus, smash Stephen Thompson or Darren Till

WICHITA, Kan. – As “a huge fight nerd,” Curtis Millender would have known whomever the UFC had offered him as an opponent.
So, when they offered Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (20-5 …read more

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