Pettis knocks out Thompson in main event in Nashville

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Anthony Pettis knocked out Stephen Thompson in the main event of the UFC Fight Night 148 on Saturday night. Pettis used the superman punch to get a second round knockout.

He won the bout at 4:55 in the second round. Pettis was one of two knockouts on the main card.

MMA fighter Anthony Pettis poses during his UFC 229 weigh-in
Anthony Pettis poses during his UFC 229 weigh-in (Getty Images)

Maycee Barber defeated JJ Aldrich by TKO (Knee and punches) in the Women’s Flyweight bout. Barber also won in the second round.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native improved to 22-8-0 in his MMA career. “Showtime” picked up his 10th knockout in his career. He also has eight wins by submission and four wins by decision.

This win ended his one-fight losing streak. In his previous bout, he was knocked out (Corner Stoppage) in the secound round at UFC 229 against Tony Ferguson.

This was his first KO (Punches) win of his career. This was his first KO since he defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FOX 6 by KO (Kick to the Body) in the first-round on Jan. 26, 2013.

Thompson fell to 14-4-1 in his MMA career. “Wonderboy” suffered his first loss by knockout, while his other three losses came by decision.

He has suffered back-to-back losses. The Simpsonville, South Carolina native also suffered a loss to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 130 by a unanimous decision loss on May 27, 2018.

Three of his four losses have come in his last four bouts. He also lost to Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 by majority decision on March 4, 2017.

Before losing to Woodley, he did not lose in nearly five-years, as his first loss came at UFC 145 in a unanimous decision to Matt Brown on April 12, 2012.

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