UFC Fight Night Nashville Results: Stephen Thompson & Anthony Pettis Headline, Plus Curtis Blaydes & Justin Willis Settle Their Rivalry

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

#8 (LW) Anthony Pettis def. #3 Stephen Thompson by KO via superman punch (4:55, R2)

#4 Curtis Blaydes def. #10 Justin Willis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#1 Jussier Formiga def. #4 Deiveson Figueiredo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Luis Pena def. Steven Peterson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maycee Barber def. JJ Aldrich by TKO via strikes (3:01, R2)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saenz by TKO via strikes (1:25, R1)

Jennifer Maia def. #5 Alexis Davis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Randa Markos def. Angela Hill by submission via arm bar (4:24, R1)

Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#14 Jordan Espinosa def. #12 Eric Shelton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


#12 Eric Shelton vs. #14 Jordan Espinosa

Round One: The round begins with Espinosa nailing Shelton with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Espinosa starts hunting for takedowns against Shelton. Espinosa also starts attacking Shelton with some leg kicks, Shelton attacks a kicking Espinosa with a two punch combination. Shelton then pops a swinging Espinosa with a counter right hook, Espinosa charges forward and he lands a three strike combination. Espinosa accidentally kicks Shelton low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Espinosa kicking away at Shelton. Espinosa gets Shelton up against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Espinosa lands a knee strike on Shelton as they separate. Shelton attacks Espinosa with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Espinosa

Round Two: The round begins with Espinosa attacking Shelton with some leg kicks, Shelton looks to hit Espinosa with counter strikes. Espinosa and Shelton exchange some left hook attempts, Espinosa nails Shelton with a kick to the midsection. Espinosa comes forward and he pops Shelton with a short right, Shelton comes forward and he takes a few swings at Espinosa. Shelton also nails Espinosa with a kick to the midsection, Shelton backs up Espinosa by landing a three punch combination. Espinosa uses the jab to keep Shelton at a distance, Espinosa scores a takedown on Shelton and Shelton gets right back up. Shelton swings at Espinosa as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Espinosa (Overall Score: 20-18 for Espinosa)

Round Three: The round begins with Espinosa popping Shelton with a head kick, Espinosa accidentally pokes Shelton in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Shelton popping Espinosa with a few jabs, Shelton charges forward and he swings away at Espinosa. Espinosa goes for a high kick and Shelton blocks it, Espinosa goes back to attacking Shelton with some leg kicks. Shelton responds by hitting Espinosa with some leg kicks of his own, Shelton eats a body kick before nailing Espinosa with some rights. Espinosa and Shelton swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shelton (Final Score: 29-28 for Espinosa)

Official Result: #14 Jordan Espinosa def. #12 Eric Shelton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Ryan MacDonald vs. Chris Gutierrez

Round One: The round begins with Gutierrez attacking MacDonald with some leg kicks, MacDonald also lands some leg kicks of his own. Gutierrez nails MacDonald with a kick to the midsection, Gutierrez attacks MacDonald with a variety of kicks. Gutierrez nails MacDonald with a right to the midsection, Gutierrez again nails MacDonald with a kick to the midsection. Gutierrez backs up MacDonald after landing another right to the midsection, MacDonald backs up Gutierrez after throwing a few combos. Gutierrez goes for a spinning elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gutierrez

Round Two: The round begins with Gutierrez attacking MacDonald with a high kick, Gutierrez starts attacking MacDonald with some more leg kicks. MacDonald comes forward and he takes a few swings at Gutierrez, Gutierrez keeps MacDonald at bay while peppering him with strikes. Gutierrez again attacks MacDonald with more high kicks, Gutierrez lands a spinning back kick to the midsection of MacDonald. MacDonald looks for a takedown and Gutierrez defends, MacDonald grabs Gutierrez and he gets him against the cage wall. Gutierrez cracks a swinging MacDonald with a counter right to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gutierrez (Overall Score: 20-18 for Gutierrez)

Round Three: The round begins with MacDonald peppering Gutierrez with lefts, Gutierrez goes back to attacking MacDonald with leg kicks. MacDonald attacks Gutierrez with some leg kicks of his own, Gutierrez cracks MacDonald with a kick to the midsection. Gutierrez again nails MacDonald with a spinning back kick to the midsection, MacDonald charges forward and takes a few swings at Gutierrez. Gutierrez goes for a spinning elbow strike to the midsection of MacDonald, MacDonald grabs Gutierrez and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Gutierrez drops for a heel hook and MacDonald gets top position on the ground, Gutierrez rolls for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gutierrez (Final Score: 30-27 for Gutierrez)

Official Result: Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#15 Randa Markos vs. Angela Hill

Round One: The round begins with Hill attacking Markos with a high kick, Hill also nails Markos with a kick to the midsection. Hill grabs Markos and gets her against the cage wall after landing a knee strike, Markos hits Hill with knee strikes and a counter right after separating. Markos scores a takedown on Hill and she gets side control, Markos gains back control on Hill while landing strikes. Markos rolls for an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #15 Randa Markos def. Angela Hill by submission via arm bar (4:24, R1)

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