Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has abandoned his post at 155 pounds following a dreadful run from 2015-16, which included an unsuccessful stint in the promotion’s featherweight division.
Time to see what a little extra muscle can do in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 148 welterweight main event this Sat. night (March 23, 2019) inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
That’s why “Showtime” is jumping up to the 170-pound weight class to battle one of the division’s most dangerous strikers in the former of ex-welterweight title contender, Stephen Thompson, who’s only seen the win column once in his last four trips to the cage.
Watch them come face-to-face at the conclusion of the UFC Nashville weigh-in event in the embedded video above.
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