Nashville: Thompson vs. Pettis happened March 2-3 in Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tenn.. heavyweight fighters Curtis Blaydes (11-2, 1 no-contest) and Justin Willis (8-1) collided at the night’s co-main celebration, that aired live on +. Catch more video under control.

For much more on Blaydes vs. Willis, Checkout the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs.

Round 1: Blaydes instantly pops to the outside as Willis slowly evades a couple of leg kicks. Blaydes presses forwarded and pushes Willis into the fence. Defending, Willis looks for underhooks but finds himself chucked the canvas. Blaydes traps Willis’ arm and continues to grind off as the clock ticks closer to this 90-second mark.

Willis compromises with a Kimura however Blaydes instantly escapes and plants a series of knees to his rival ’s leg. Refusing to offer Willis some room to breath, then Blaydes slams Willis back to the canvas whilst the rounded ticks to a finish.

Round 2: Blaydes looks to pick picks up right where he left as he stuns Willis using a jab before yanking him up and ditching him his spine . Blaydes doing work for full bracket as Willis cracks smile towards his corner by the floor. Securing full bracket, Blaydes plants a collection of elbows from the most effective. Willis squirms back again to a knee but Blaydes proceeds to eat away in his calf with knees. Willis once again compromises using a Kimura however Blaydes pulls his arm and connects with another brief punch to the jaw. Willis finally climbs to his feet but is immediately tossed back down.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 Blaydes

Round 3: With only one round left, Willis opens using a quick combo. Blaydes reacts with a leg kick evading a high kick. With three-minutes abandoned, Blaydes shoots in for a takedown but is shoved off as the crowd begins to voice their disapproval. Whilst the clocks strikes on the 90-second mark, Blaydes simplifies a takedown and instantly starts employed by a mounted crucifix before transitioning to the back. Willis literally crawls on his hands and knees to the fence but may ’t even shake Blaydes off his spine as the struggle comes to an end.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 Blaydes

Official end result: def. Justin Willis through unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)


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