Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Pettis vs Thompson?
Anthony Pettis beat Stephen Thompson by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 6, on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anthony Pettis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Pettis vs Thompson stats
Anthony Pettis stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Stephen Thompson made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Thompson had a slight advantage in power over Pettis, with a 50% knock out percentage over Pettis' 48%.
Anthony Pettis was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pettis. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Pettis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in , 12 years and 3 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 83 to Thompson's 65.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Pettis had been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Going to this contest, Anthony Pettis had last fought 3 years, 7 months and 11 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 24 days ago.
Pettis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Thompson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.