Thompson, a two time welterweight title challenger, is looking to get straight back into the pillar after coming up against Darren Until in-may 2018. Pettis, a former lightweight champion, is making the jump upto 170 pounds after coming up to Tony Ferguson at a light weight scrap last October.
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Round 1: Herb Dean could be your next person in the Octagon for this most important event. With a little the gloves, Thompson opens up a string of side kicks directed toward Pettis’ midsection. Dancing around the surface, Thompson threatens with a directly left before eating a human anatomy kick from Pettis. With his fingers completely at his side, Thompson proceeds to seep off as he batters Pettis along with combinations. Pettis responds with thunderous outside leg kick.
Pettis eats a human body kick and responds with yet another leg kick. Pettis continues to work with the midsection with the right kick before narrowly missing with a spinning high heel kick. Smiling, Thompson nods in approval. Plodding forwards, Pettis awakens at a straight right between your eyes. Thompson switches stances and immediately connects with a higher kick. A snarling Pettis shakes from the blow also continues on.
MMAFighting scores it 10-9 Thompson
Round 2: Thompson sees the second frame right where he left as he threatens with the right high kick before attacking with his trademark sidekick. Pettis reaches another higher kick but responds with a straight right to the chin. Pettis showing indications of damage as blood flows from his moutharea. Thompson relying heavily onto his kicks now as he joins with a high, body and leg kick. Pettis responds with a collection of lead leg kicks.
Halfway through the round now and Thompson continues to land at will on his permanent competitor. Thompson finding a house for his best jab now as he lands three directly onto the busted up nose of Pettis. Walking his opponent into the fence. Thompson lowers his hands, leaving himself open for a attack. Taking advantage of this window, Pettis unloads with an image perfect super man punch square on the bottoms of Thompson, sending him tumbling to the canvas The referee jumps in! Anthony Pettis yells out Stephen Thompson!
Stephen Thompson through KO (Super Man punch) at 4:55 of Round two