UFC Nashville: Pettis vs Thompson Results, Recap & Odd’s


Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:56 AM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 2:56 AM UTC

Another entertaining week in the world of mixed martial arts and another Main Event underdog is victorious.

<h2>Post-Fight Analysis / Recap</h2><p><br /><strong>Anthony Pettis vs Stephen Thompson</strong><br /><br />Coming in as the biggest betting favourite this weekend, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson left the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with the first knockout defeat in his entire career.<br /><br /><strong>4.00 – 3/1 underdog</strong> with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Will Hill UFC Odds">William Hill</a>, Anthony ‘ShowTime’ Pettis gave punters who backed him something to smile about in devastating fashion. Towards the end of the second round, Anthony took a body kick in style by returning fire with a superman hook punch to end the fight. This was a shock to some; many believed this was a “walk in the park” for Thompson, leaving no love at all for ‘Showtime’ let alone the thought that he could potentially knock Thompson out.<br /><br />With the unknowns, I skipped this fight altogether. Anthony’s price jumped out at me whilst I was writing <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/the-dogs-and-their-odds-ufc-fight-night-148-pettis-vs-thompson/89641/" title="Dogs and Their Odds">‘Dogs and Their Odds’ UFC 148</a> but that’s as close as I got to betting anything on this fight. With Pettis jumping up a weight class and holding so much confidence, I certainly wasn’t going to back Thompson at <strong>1.25 – ¼</strong> with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Will Hill UFC Odds">William Hill</a>.<br /><br />From the outset, the fight did seem to swing in Thompson's favour but I think the audience was swayed by Thompson's slick movement and forward pressure, as the statistics show Pettis landed a 58% significant strike rate over Thompson's 43%. Leg kicks were certainly building up in Anthony's tally as he landed 20 of 22 attempted kicks.</p><p><img alt src="https://usatmmajunkie.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/anthony-pettis-stephen-thompson-ufc-on-espn-plus-6-11.jpg?w=640" style="width:600px;height:399px" /></p><p>Although Pettis was fighting a good fight, I still believe Thompson was winning and would have won the five-round battle if Pettis didn’t finish inside the distance. Pettis backers certainly should have rethought their betting strategy and maybe taken a stab at the unthinkable 10.55 – 86/9 odds for Pettis by knockout considering the 25 minutes most likely never would have gone his way.<br /><br />I stand by what I say that mixed martial arts are one of the single most difficult sports to handicap; you can’t make a comeback or hedge a bet when your selection is unconscious on the mat. At the same time, Pettis is proof that given the right spot you can also make some lucrative return on <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/fighting/" title="UFC and MMA Betting">UFC and MMA betting.</a><br /><br />What will we see next for the seemingly newly improved, healthier welterweight version of Anthony Pettis? This is totally up in the air at the moment, with so much going on in a division where anybody inside the top 10 could be matched up against Pettis; it’s anybody’s guess who’s up next.</p><p><img alt src="https://usatmmajunkie.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/anthony-pettis-stephen-thompson-ufc-on-espn-plus-6-18.jpg?w=640" style="width:600px;height:399px" /></p><p><u><strong>Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis defeats Stephen Thompson via KO (Round Two)</strong></u></p><p> </p><p><strong><img alt src="https://www.lowkickmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/USATSI_12404444_168382968_lowres.jpg" style="width:600px;height:409px" /></strong></p><p><u><strong>Randa Markos submits Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 148, Nashville</strong></u></p><h2><font color="#1e1e1e">Randa Markos vs Angela Hill</font></h2><p><br /><font color="#1e1e1e">What could possibly make a better woman’s strawweight fight than former </font><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Fighter" target="_blank" title="TUF">TUF</a><font color="#1e1e1e"> housemates and veteran rivals Randa Markos and Angela Hill?</font></p><p><font color="#1e1e1e">Four minutes into the first round Randa showed her ground game isn’t to be ignored nearly snapping Angela’s arm before the referee stepped in. That will be two wins against former TUF housemates who Randa didn’t see eye to eye with a similar defeat against Carla Esparza back in 2017.</font></p><p><font color="#1e1e1e">Angela didn’t get a chance to do much at all, with only 2 significant strikes landing before getting outworked by the superior grappler and ground technician in Randa Markos.</font></p><p><font color="#1e1e1e">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;ARMBAR!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🇨🇦 First finish of the night goes to Canada's &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/randamma?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@RandaMMA&lt;/a&gt;! What a submission! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCNashville?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFCNashville&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/mldBC3OhYp\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/mldBC3OhYp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC (@ufc) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1109582242903281664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 23, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</font></p><p><font color="#1e1e1e">Great closing odd’s for Randa Markos at </font><font color="#1e1e1e"><strong>2.30 – 13/10</strong> with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Will Hill UFC Odds">William Hill</a></font><font color="#1e1e1e">, which was a highlight fight mentioned in this weeks ‘</font><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/the-dogs-and-their-odds-ufc-fight-night-148-pettis-vs-thompson/89641/" title="Dogs and Their Odds">Dogs and Their Odds</a><font color="#1e1e1e">’ article.</font></p><p><img alt src="https://usatmmajunkie.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/randa-markos-angela-hill-ufc-on-espn-plus-6-10.jpg?w=640" style="width:600px;height:399px" /><br /><br /><u><b>Randa Markos Defeats Angela Hill via Arm Bar (Round 1)</b></u></p><h2> </h2><h2><font color="#1e1e1e"><b>Full Card</b></font></h2><p><font color="#1e1e1e"><b>Main Card</b></font></p><ul> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via KO (superman punch) at 4:55 of round two</font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision </font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo via unanimous decision </font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Jussier Formiga def. Deiveson Figueiredo via unanimous decision </font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Luis Pena def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision</font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Maycee Barber def. JJ Aldrich via TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of round two</font></p> </li></ul><p><font color="#1e1e1e"><b>Undercard</b></font></p><ul> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision </font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of round one</font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision </font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Randa Markos def. Angela Hill via submission (armbar) at 4:24 of round one</font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald</font></p> </li> <li> <p><font color="#1e1e1e">Jordan Espinosa def. Eric Shelton via unanimous decision </font></p> </li></ul><p><strong><span style="font-size:16px"><i>All opening/closing odds for these events are available <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/?dt=20190223" title="Fighting Odds">HERE</a>.</i></span></strong></p>
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