For the first time in nearly two decades, the UFC is going back into Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The card will be headlined with a conflict in the welterweight division as Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson stands toe to toe with Anthony”Showtime” Pettis. Thompson is seeking to get back into the win column for the first time since November 2017 and is a -380 favorite to do so, while Pettis is competing in welterweight for the very first time in 11 decades and is a +290 underdog. I have a breakdown and select for every single fight on the main card.
Stephen Thompson only absorbs 2.51 significant strikes per minute.
Stephen Thompson hasn’t lost back-to-back conflicts.
Anthony Pettis is 3-6 in his last nine fights.
Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis
Thompson (-380) is on the worst stretch of his career, going 1-2-1 in his last four fights, including a draw and a loss against Tyron Woodley in his two efforts for the welterweight strap and a unanimous-decision defeat to Darren Until last May. Prior to this recent rough patch, Wonderboy had gone 13-1, including victories over now-middleweight winner Robert Whittaker and present Bellator welterweight champ Rory MacDonald.
The 36-year-old is. That having been said, if you pressure him, he has the capability to put you to sleep because seven of his 14 professional wins have come by T/KO, though he has not earned a success in that way since 2016. Thompson fights long and is very fast, picking his enemies apart when in kicking range.
Pettis (+290) was on a win-one, lose-one series over his last seven fights and most recently lost to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 when he broke his hand in the next round. Showtime is competing at the welterweight division for the first time beneath the UFC banner, having just one bout at the weight class back in 2008, when he earned a first-round knockout over Gabe Walbridge.
Read more: mlb-2019.com