UFC Nashville was exactly about “Showtime”.
Anthony Pettis, competing at 170 lbs in the UFC for the first time, included with his impressive selection of $50,000 post-fight bonuses with a “super man hook” knock out of Stephen Thompson at Saturday’s chief event, a finish that is sure to wind upon every “Knockout of the Year” list when 20-19 concerns a close.
It was the very first time ever that Thompson was put off inside the exact distance and Pettis is now able to maintain finishes over “wonder boy ”, Gilbert Melendez, Benson Henderson, along with Donald Cerrone, among others. This Performance of the Night award marks the eighth fight night time bonus of Pettis’s 7 1/2-calendar yr UFC career.
The other Performance of the night time bonus went to Canada’s Randa Markos, who picked up her first ending in 11 trips to the Octagon. She filed Angela Hill with a first-round armbar, making her initial incentive considering that winning Fight of the Night Inside Her UFC debut against Jessica Penne at the Best Fighter 20 Finale.
Saturday’s Fight of the Night moved to first-time incentive recipients Bryce Mitchell and Bobby Moffett. Both featherweights engaged in a backandforth three-round struggle that Mitchell went on to win by unanimous conclusion.