The UFC octagon was in Nashville on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 6. The 12-bout fight card took place at Bridgestone Arena. Following the event, the fight promotion released the attendance and gate numbers stemming from the event.
Those in attendance witnessed Pettis, the former lightweight champion, knockout Thompson late in the second round. Down on the scorecards, Pettis landed a spectacular superman punch that connected and rendered Thompson unconscious. The knockout win earned Pettis a Performance of the Night bonus.
In the co-main event, No. 4 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes destroyed No. 10 ranked Justin Willis. Blaydes used his superior wresting to take Willis down and control him. The one-sided fight solidified Blaydes’ ranking and ended an eight-fight winning streak for Willis.
Kicking off the main card, 20-year old prospect Maycee Barber defeated JJ Aldrich by TKO to remain undefeated. Barber was knocked down in the opening moments of the bout but poured it on the second frame to get the finish.