Final Combating Championship (UFC) makes its return to “Music Metropolis” TONIGHT (Sat., March 23, 2019) with the UFC Struggle Evening 148 on ESPN+, which is able to happen inside Bridgestone Area in Nashville, Tennessee. On the high of the cardboard, former welterweight No. 1 title contender, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, tries to get again into the 170-pound title hunt by buying and selling blows with ex-lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Within the UFC Nashville co-main occasion, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes will try and shake off his latest loss on the expense of Justin “Huge Fairly” Willis. As well as, Luis Pena — affectionately often known as “Violent Bob Ross” — makes his featherweight return reverse Steven “Ocho” Peterson.
MMAmania.com will ship LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow protection of your complete UFC Struggle Evening 148 combat card beneath, beginning with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 5 p.m. ET, adopted by the ESPN+ most important card begin time at Eight p.m. ET.
Take into account that we can even be the spot for the newest information, recaps, and post-fight evaluation following “Thompson vs. Pettis.” With out additional delay, see beneath for the newest UFC Struggle Evening 148 outcomes. (Observe: It will go from the underside up; due to this fact, scroll towards the underside for the newest detailed round-by-round motion.)
UFC NASHVILLE QUICK RESULTS:
Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis
Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis
John Makdessi vs. Jesus Pinedo
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jussier Formiga — Formiga def. Figueiredo by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Luis Pena vs. Steven Peterson — Pena def. Peterson by unanimous resolution (30-27 x3)
J.J. Aldrich vs. Maycee Barber — Barber def. Aldrich by TKO (punches) at Three:01 of Spherical Two
Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett — Mitchell def. Moffett by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera — Vera def. Saenz by TKO (punches) at 1:25 of Spherical One
Alexis Davis vs. Jennifer Maia — Maia def. Davis by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Angela Hill vs. Randa Markos — Markos def. Hill by submission (armbar) at four:24 of Spherical One
Chris Gutierrez vs. Ryan MacDonald — Gutierrez def. MacDonald by unanimous resolution (30-27 x3)
Jordan Espinosa vs. Eric Shelton — Espinosa def. Shelton by unanimous resolution (29-28, 30-27 x2)
UFC NASHVILLE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis
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265 lbs.: Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis
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155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Jesus Pinedo
Spherical 1: Each males seeking to kick early. Neither man touchdown clear but. One minute in. Makdessi leg kick. Pinedo solutions in sort. Aspect kick from Makdessi. Two minutes in. They commerce punches, Makdessi lands clear. Pinedo leg kick. Makdessi catches a facet kick. Leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Makdessi tries to spin. Leg kick. One minute to go. Nashville desires extra motion. Proper hand by Makdessi connects. 10-9 Makdessi.
Spherical 2: Makdessi eats a physique kick, catches one and kicks at his legs. Extra Makdessi leg kicks and a facet kick. One minute in. Physique kick by Pinedo, Makdessi tries a facet kick a minute in. Crowd desires extra. Two minutes in. Makdessi tries a head kick. Nonetheless largely sparring and staring. Makdessi physique kick, Pinedo knee kick. Two minutes to go.
We’re at a few ten to 1 feint to strike ratio. Three-2 from Pinedo. Each attempt kicks, blocked. Makdessi leg kic. Counter proper from Makdessi lands clear. One minute to go. Pinedo tries a leaping kick, lands a proper hand. Makdessi catches a kick and lands some jabs, then eats a left hand. Pinedo lastly on the assault, grazes Makdessi with a head kick. Leaping knee try. 10-9 Pinedo?
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125 lbs.: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jussier Formiga
Spherical 1: My web dirty itself, so I missed the primary minute. Let’s begin from right here.
Figueiredo threatens an uppercut, eats a counter proper. Two minutes in. Figueiredo tries to spin, eats a spinning again fist from Formiga. Transient clinch. Lead proper from Formiga with two minutes to go.
Formiga hits his first takedown with ease, ending up in guard. Seeking to move to facet management. Figueiredo will get to his knees after which his ft. One minute to go. Formiga retaining him on the fence. He spins Figueiredo, hops to mount, and drops elbows till the bell. 10-9 Formiga.
Spherical 2: Figueiredo swinging larger to start out the spherical. Good elbow on the break a minute in. Formiga appears for a spinning again kick. They commerce physique blows. Figueiredo slips on his manner into the clinch. Formiga shoots, completes a single-leg. On high in guard. Brief punches from Formiga, elbows from Figueiredo. Two minutes to go.
Formiga nonetheless chipping away. Figueiredo making an attempt to make separation, opens Formiga up with an elbow. One minute to go. Formiga chilling in half guard, bleeding however unperturbed. 10-9 Formiga.
Spherical Three: Figueiredo tries to cost in. Straight left lands for him, however Formiga places him on the fence. They separate. Nasty counter uppercut and left hand from Figueiredo. One minute in. Formiga avoids a proper hand, ties up, and lands an uppercut on the break. Proper hand from Formiga. Figueiredo making an attempt to wavehim on. Two minutes in. Formiga steps into the clinch, avoids a foot sweep. Formiga geese a left and Figueiredo ill-advisedly jumps guard on a guillotine, touchdown in half guard. Formiga passes to mount with two minutes to go.
Figueiredo regains half guard after which stands, Formiga nonetheless connected. They separate with a minute to go. Figueiredo stalking after him. Formiga avoiding the proper straights. Spinning again fist from Formiga. Lead elbow connects and he takes one final shot. 10-9 Formiga.
Last end result: Formiga def. Figueiredo by unanimous resolution
145 lbs.: Luis Pena vs. Steven Peterson
Spherical 1: Peterson marching ahead with strikes, appears for a takedown inside 15 seconds. Switches to a single-leg, which Pena tries to counter with a kimura. Pena makes use of it to comb to high place, just for Peterson to lock up an armbar. Pena slams his manner out and postures above Peterson. Peterson turns for a leglock, nothing doing. Aspect management for Pena. Two minutes in. Peterson regains guard. Pena clips him with punches on the way in which up, follows up with a knee and proper hand. Nasty elbow from Pena. Two minutes to go.
Exchanging knees. Proper hand from Peterson, who avoids a takedown. Pena pumping his jab after they separate. Peterson with a proper downstairs, takes a straight left and lands a leg kick. Pena tries a flying knee. One minute to go. Peterson nonetheless selecting on the lead leg, clipped by a left with a minute to go. One other 1-2 by Pena. Peterson left hand. Peterson ties up on the fence and lands some quick punches. Pena with a chopping left on the break. 10-9 Pena.
Spherical 2: Pena opens with a entrance kick, selecting off Peterson because the latter tries to step in. Peterson staying on him, although, and takes him down in opposition to the fence. Peterson hops onto his again, Pena shakes him off and lands a mix a minute in. Huge proper hook stings Peterson. Pena hauls him to the fence. Peterson reverses and hits one other takedown. Pena stands, nonetheless caught in a physique lock. Two minutes in. One other takedown for Peterson, almost will get swept and jumps on his again. Loses the hooks, nonetheless connected on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Peterson grabs a physique lock, avoids a throw, eats a giant elbow. Peterson with a slow-motion spin, takes one other elbow. Flying knee by Pena and two huge lefts. Physique shot. Spinning again fist by Peterson. One minute to go. Teep and physique kick from Pena. Peterson wades again into the clinch and Pena grabs a kimura. Punching combo from Pena to finish the spherical. 10-9 Pena.
Spherical Three: Peterson marches again into the clinch, eats a knee and punches on the break. Uppercuts from Pena. Peterson marches again into the clinch, Pena hits the change. Extra photographs land for Pena on the way in which up. Peterson low kick and he geese in for one more takedown try. Pena will get in deep on a kimura, however loses it and winds up on the underside in guard. He sweeps his manner into high place earlier than lengthy. Two minutes to go.
Peterson tosses up an armbar and Pena postures out of it. Peterson then turns for a leg. Pena solutions with punches, goes again to standing over him and kicks him within the head on the way in which up. One minute to go. Peterson zombies his manner right into a takedown try. Pena strikes to his again, then double unders. Another combo earlier than the bell. 10-9 Pena.
Last end result: Pena def. Peterson by unanimous resolution
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Maycee Barber
Spherical 1: Aldrich pressuring early, lands a knee and avoids a mix. Enormous straight left drops Barber! Barber pops up, then falls again to her guard. One minute in. Stiff jab and 1-2 from Aldrich. Elbow and proper hook land for Barber inside. Laborious 1-2 from Barber. Counter proper by Aldrich, good jab as Barber kicks. Two minutes in. Barber jab, Aldrich 1-2. Extra onerous counters from Aldrich. Good proper hand within the middle. Two minutes to go.
Barber with a knee and elbow within the clinch. Physique kick. 2-1 from Aldrich. Laborious counter jab. One minute to go. Barber lands a counter left. Aldrich counters a low kick for one more knockdown. Aldrich lets her up. Barber elbow, Aldrich proper hand. 10-9 Aldrich.
Spherical 2: Barber tries, fails to clinch, lands a physique kick. Entrance kick. Aldrich lands a counter left. Barber proper hook. Barber lands a knee, eats huge photographs on the break. One minute in. Stiff Aldrich jab. Laborious overhand left by Barber, who walks right into a counter. Barber together with her personal counter proper. Left hook met by an Aldrich jab. Barber left hand and low kick. Elbows from Barber. Left hand and physique kick try. Left hand briefly buckles Aldrich. Barber on the assault. Aldrich ties up in opposition to the fence. Barber reverses, then unloads till Aldrich covers up and the ref steps in.
Last end result: Barber def. Aldrich by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett
Spherical 1: Mitchell with some early aggression. One minute in. Head kick try, then a cracking left that drops Moffett. Moffett will get in on a takedown, completes a single-leg however can’t safe it. Mitchell seeking to take the again within the scramble. Two minutes in. Moffett finally ends up on high, just for Mitchell to right away cinch up a triangle. Mitchell transitioning to an armbar. Moffett escapes and so they reset on the ft with two minutes to go.
Mitchell shoots in opposition to the fence. They separate. Mixture from Moffett, physique kick from Mitchell. One minute to go. Counter uppercut by Mitchell as he denies a takedown. Good leg kick and overhand proper right into a takedown try. Moffett defends on the cage. Jockeying for place. 10-9 Mitchell.
Spherical 2: Moffett hits an early takedown. Mitchell scoots to the fence. Searching for a kimura a minute in. Moffett appears for the again, Mitchell hits the change and separates. Moffett low kick, Mitchell straight left and spinning again kick. Two minutes in. Jabs from Mitchell. Moffett making an attempt to stroll him down, eats a left. Physique knee from Moffett and he drags Mitchell to the bottom. Moffett on high in half guard with two minutes to go.
Moffett establishing the d’arce. He appears like he’s acquired it, however Mitchell defends, in the end making it into high place. He jumps on Moffett’s again and will get thhe rear crucifix. Moffett works his manner into facet management. Good combat. 10-9 MOffett.
Spherical Three: Mitchell lands an early mixture and appears for a takedown. Rebuffed. Moffett shoots below an overhand proper, then once more for a takedown into half guard. Mitchell turns for an armbar a minute in. Moffett avoids it and appears for facet management. Mitchell srambles up and so they begin buying and selling. Higher photographs from Mitchell. He avoids a takedown. Overhand proper by Moffett and he hits one other takedown two minutes in. On high in half guard. Moffett making an attempt to chip away at shut vary. Two minutes to go.
Mitchell turns into him and Moffett appears to lock up the d’arce once more. It’s not fairly deep sufficient. Mitchell appears for his personal takedown and hops onto Moffett’s again. The choke appears deep, however Moffett survives. Nonetheless in search of the end. 10-9 Mitchell.
Last end result: Mitchell def. Moffett by unanimous resolution
135 lbs.: Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera
Spherical 1: Vera kicking the leg and physique early. Saenz leg kick. Leg kick and left hook from Vera, Saenz tries an overhand proper a minute in. Knee from Vera, uppercut from Saenz. Saenz tries to cost in as soon as once more and will get smoked by a jab. Saenz appears for a leg, his legs aren’t there, and Vera pummels the again of his head till the ref intervenes.
Last end result: Vera def. Saenz by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: Alexis Davis vs. Jennifer Maia
Spherical 1: They commerce within the middle. Good jab from Maia. Davis will get a physique lock and takes her to the fence. One minute in. Knees to the physique. Elbow from Davis on the break. Maia lands a knee, hauled again to the cage. Two minutes in. Extra knees from Davis. Maia all of the sudden explodes out of the clinch with a nasty mixture. Davis pulls guard. She steps proper again into the pocket after standing, however Maia is tearing her up. Two minutes to go.
Davis takes her to the fence, Maia reverses. One minute to go. Maia with double underhooks and so they commerce knees. 10-9 Maia.
Spherical 2: Davis opens with a combo and goes again to buying and selling, touchdown on the within. Davis leg kick, Maia jab. Extra exchanges. One minute in. Physique kick and low kick from Davis, proper hand upstairs. Maia with a proper cross of her personal. Physique kick by Davis. Maia to the physique. Davis catches a physique kick for a takedown into facet management, then a right away transfer to mount. Two minutes in. Maia manages to regain half guard. Two minutes to go.
Elbows join for Davis. Proper palms as properly. One minute to go. Extra ground-and-pound. 10-9 Davis.
Spherical Three: They open the spherical buying and selling within the middle. Punches from Maia, physique kick from Davis. One minute in. Buying and selling 1-2s, Maia goes downstairs. Good trades. Physique kicks by Davis. 1-2 by Maia. Davis with a clear 1-2. 1-2-1-2 by Maia two minutes in. Davis physique kick. Teep, leg kick. They commerce, Davis lands when Maia falls off-balance. Two minutes to go.
Leg kicks by Davis, onerous punches by Maia. Extra punches; Maia’s found out the counter. Davis with a jab and leg kick. Physique kick. One minute to go. Leg kicks. Huge proper cross from Maia. Davis leg kick. Maia counter jab and 1-2. Davis takes her to the fence. Physique kick lands. Shut spherical. 10-9 Davis.
Last end result: Maia def. Davis by unanimous resolution
115 lbs.: Angela Hill vs. Randa Markos
Spherical 1: Hill tries a head kick. Buying and selling within the middle. She places Markos on the fence. One minute in. Knees and a nasty elbow by Markos, met by a left hook. Markos marching after her, will get put again on the cage however hits an inside reap into facet management. Two minutes in. She goes from mount to in search of the again, touchdown onerous left palms. Two minutes to go.
Full again management transition from mount. Markos in search of the RNC, makes a clean transition to the armbar. Patiently seeking to break Hill’s grip on her personal arm, does it and will get the faucet.
Last end result: Markos def. Hill by submission (armbar)
135 lbs.: Chris Gutierrez vs. Ryan MacDonald
Spherical 1: Low kicks from Gutierrez to start out. Counter proper, checks a low kick from MacDonald and appears for a change kick. Leg kick alternate. One minute in. Gutierrez already doing injury together with his leg kicks. Physique kick connects. One other. Proper hand to the physique. Two minutes in. Wheel kick simply misses, leg kick connects. Left straight falls quick, leg kick checked. Two minutes to go.
Gutierrez nonetheless selecting him aside at vary. One minute to go. Proper hand to the physique. Wheel kick misses, low kicks land. Physique kick and leg kick from MacDonald, his greatest photographs of the spherical. Gutierrez simply misses a spinning elbow. 10-9 Gutierrez.
Spherical 2: That spinning elbow truly linked; MacDonald’s sporting a hairline reduce. Cracking low kick journeys MacDonald up. Laborious physique kick by Gutierrez. Leg kick lands a minute in and a jab behind it. Gutierrez continues to land kicks to the top, leg, and physique. Laborious physique kick. Head kick blocked. Two minutes in. Stiff jab lands. Counter left, one other leg kick that has MacDonald switching stance. Gutierrez misses with an axe kick, lands a spinning again kick. Two minutes to go.
Extra low kicks and a proper hand. Proper hand to the physique. MacDonald shoots below a proper hand, sprawled on. He tries unsuccessfully to drag guard. One other leg kick by Gutierrez. One minute to go. MacDonald catches a physique kick and appears for a single-leg. Nothing doing. One other leg kick prompts a determined shot. Crushing physique shot. 10-Eight Gutierrez.
Spherical Three: One other leg kick and MacDonald can barely stroll. Gutierrez calmly speaking him to high school. One minute in. One other heavy physique kick. MacDonald lands a mix. Gutierrez with a spinning again kick and low kick. Two minutes in. Low kick by Gutierrez. MacDonald lands a few of his personal. Gutierrez change kick. Two minutes to go.
Knee and proper hand. Low kick to the alternative leg. Spinning again fist to the physique. MacDonald tries to spin, then shoots. Denied. One minute to go. Leg kick by Gutierrez. Straight left lands and he tries a flying scissor takedown, solely to land on the underside in guard. He spins for an armbar, then jumps guard on a guillotine. 10-9 Gutierrez.
Last end result: Gutierrez def. MacDonald by unanimous resolution
125 lbs.: Jordan Espinosa vs. Eric Shelton
Spherical 1: Espinosa opens with a spinning again kick that’s blocked. Lengthy-distance shot denied, as is a head kick on the break. Proper cross, low kick join. One minute in. Counter proper by Shelton. Espinosa low kick. Shelton lands a two-piece counter. Two minutes in. Counter proper this time after Espinosa’s proper misses. Low kick by Espinosa, who walks into one other counter. One other counter proper by Shelton. Espinosa leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Epinosa appears to spin once more, then boots Shelton within the nards. Extra low kicks from Espinosa once they resume. Espinosa with a well-timed takedown try with a minute to go. Shelton defending on the cage, eats a knee on the break. Jab connects. Leg kick. 10-9 Espinosa.
Spherical 2: Shelton counters a low kick with a proper hand, beginning to be extra aggressive. Jab from Espinosa, Shelton with one other proper hand to counter a leg kick. Espinosa physique kick, Shelton counter proper a minute in. Espinosa darts in with a proper cross. Choosing at Shelton’s lead leg. Two minutes in. Shelton simply isn’t doing sufficient. Espinosa leg kick, Shelton left hook. Shelton lands a physique kick and leg kick, seemingly turning it up a tad. Good double proper hand cracks Espinosa. Two minutes to go.
Shelton lands a jab, takes a proper hand and a jab. Espinosa tries to spin and eats a number of punches for it. One minute to go. Espinsa shoots, completes it, can’t preserve Shelton down. They commerce lefts. Shelton blitzes, doesn’t join. 10-9 Espinosa.
Spherical Three: Shelton making an attempt to weave his manner in, eats a head kick and a finger within the eye behind it. Espinosa pumping his jab. One minute in. Leg kick lands. Shelton with a glancing proper and clear leg kick. Shelton catches a physique kick, fires a proper and a knee. Cross counter connects. Espinosa tries a head kick, will get one other kick caught. Two minutes in. Good leg kick by Espinosa. Shelton with a physique and leg kick in sequence. Two minutes to go.
Left hook connects, then a counter proper as Espinosa jabs the physique. Espinosa lands a jab upstairs, takes a proper hand off a caught physique kick. Superman punch by Shelton and leg kick. One minute to go. Buying and selling jabs. Examine hook by Espinosa. Three-2 by Shelton attracts a struggle cry and so they commerce. They slug it out on the cage. I odor a cut up resolution. 10-9 Shelton.
Last end result: Espinosa def. Shelton by unanimous resolution
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