UFC Nashville video highlights: Anthony Pettis flattens Stephen Thompson with superman punch

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By: Eddie Mercado | 4 years ago
UFC Nashville video highlights: Anthony Pettis flattens Stephen Thompson with superman punch
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The UFC Nashville main event witnessed an insane superman punch knockout when former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis blasted the UFC’s #3 ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson in the second round.

Thompson seemed to be off to good start, landing his hands early and bloodying up his adversary. Then, at the very end of the second round, Pettis pulled out a crazy fight-ending superman punch that sent Thompson crashing lifeless to the floor. A couple of ground strikes connected before the fight was officially stopped. This was wild!

Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of Anthony Pettis knocking out Stephen Thompson:

Round 2 – They trade low kicks. Hook kick from Thompson. Pettis still leg kicking. Side kick the chest from Wonderboy. Pettis lands a punch to the body. Slapping kicks from both men. Thompson is landing the jab with regularity. Thompson with a body-head combination. Pettis with some oblique kicks. Another hook kick. Body shot from Thompson. Pettis pushes off the cage with a superman punch and THOMPSON IS OUT COLD! HOLY HELL!

Anthony Pettis defeated Stephen Thompson via KO (superman punch), round 2

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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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