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Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis full fight video preview for UFC Nashville main event

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, will jump up to the 170-pound weight class to battle one of the division’s premiere strikers in the form of ex-welterweight title contender, Stephen Thompson, in the UFC Fight Night 148 main event on ESPN+ (get your free trial here) tonight (Sat., March 23, 2019) inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pettis (21-8) has not won back-to-back fights in nearly five years, and was recently put away by Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. “Showtime” flirted with a run at featherweight, but found the weight cut way too grueling to continue.

Thompson (14-3-1) has also struggled to win consecutive fights, with losses to former champion Tyron Woodley and top contender Darren Till sandwiched around a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 in New York.

Check out their fight video preview above. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 148 fight card TONIGHT (click here), starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at UFC Nashville click here.

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