About Us  |   Contact

UFC on ESPN+ 6 live results: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN+ 6: Thompson vs. Pettis, emanating from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Octagon heads back to the Music City with an entertaining main event headlined by a former champion and former title challenger.

Former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson returns after a ten-month layoff looking to get back in the win column as he takes on former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis, who moves up to 170 pounds for this fight looking to get back in the win column and win a third different UFC weight division.

In the co-main event, it will be heavyweight action as Curtis Blaydes takes on winner of eight straight, Justin Willis. Also on the main card is a flyweight bout with potential title shot implications on the line as Jussier Formiga takes on the undefeated Deiveson Figueiredo, and a women's flyweight bout between undefeated hot propsect Maycee Barber and JJ Aldrich.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5 PM ET/2 PM PT

> Eric Shelton (#11, 12-5, 2-3 UFC) vs. Jordan Espinosa (#14, 13-5 1 NC, 0-0 UFC)
Flyweights

Espinosa with a quick spin kick to the body of Shelton. Espinosa shoots in but Shelton defends. Espinosa with a leg kick. Shelton lands a right hand. Shelton with a left hook. Shelton with a counter right hand after Espinosa misses a punch. Shelton with a right hand. Espinosa with the jab and then a body kick. Espinosa with a kick to the cup and we have a timeout. Espinosa with some leg kicks as we get back to action. Shelton with a body kick. Espinosa shoots and Shelton defends against the cage but Espinosa lands a knee to the body on the break. Shelton with the double jab. Shelton with a leg kick. 10-9 Espinosa.

Shelton landing more to start the second. Espinosa with a body kick but eats a combo counter from Shelton. Espinosa with a leg kick. Shelton just misses a right hand. Espinosa with a leg kick. Shelton lands a right hand and a body kick. Shelton with a leg kick. Shelton lands a right hand. Espinosa gets a takedown but Shelton scrambles out from the bottom. Shelton lands a right hand. Espinosa with an outside leg kick. Shelton charges in with a combo. 10-9 Espinosa, 20-18 Espinosa.

Espinosa with a front kick and then pokes Shelton in the eye and we have a timeout. Shelton with the double jab as we get back to action. Shelton with a right hand. Shelton catches a kick from Espinosa and lands a right hand. Espinosa with a leg kick. Shelton with a body kick and then comes with a heavy leg kick. Shelton lands a right hand and then the jab. Shelton landing more punches. Shelton continuing to come forward. Shelton with the jab. They trade punches. Shelton with a right hand. They trade wild punches late. 10-9 Shelton, 29-28 Espinosa.

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

> Ryan MacDonald (10-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Chris Gutierrez (12-3-1, 0-1 UFC)
Bantamweights

Gutierrez with a leg kick. They trade low kicks. Gutierrez with a body kick. Gutierrez landing punches as MacDonald comes inside. Gutierrez with a right hand to the body. Gutierrez with a big body kick. MacDonald with a right hand. Gutierrez with a side kick to the body. Gutierrez with a right hand to the body. MacDonald with a combo ending with a leg kick. 10-9 Gutierrez.

Gutierrez with a strong leg kick that knocks MacDonald off balance. MacDonald has a cut open on his head. Gutierrez with a jab. Gutierrez with a high switch kick. Gutierrez with a body kick. Gutierrez with a head kick. Gutierrez with another high kick. MacDonald now limping. Gutierrez really effective with his kicks. Gutierrez with a spin kick to the body. Gutierrez defending a takedown by grabbing the neck of MacDonald. MacDonald catches a kick and looks for a takedown but nice defense by Gutierrez. Gutierrez with a right hand to the body. 10-9 Gutierrez, 20-18 Gutierrez.

Gutierrez with more kicks. Gutierrez with a big body kick. MacDonald bleeding heavily from the cut on his head. They trade kicks. Gutierrez with more inside leg kicks but he has slowed down his pace and isn't as active. Gutierrez with a body kick. Gutierrez with a leg kick. Gutierrez with more leg kicks. Gutierrez tries a takedown but ends on his back. MacDonald gets into his guard. Gutierrez rolled out from the bottom as the fight ends. 10-9 Gutierrez, 30-27 Gutierrez.

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

> Randa Markos (#15, 8-6-1, 4-5-1 UFC) vs. Angela Hill (8-5, 3-5 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

They trade and then clinch against the fence. Markos with some knees as they break and they trade and Markos coming out firing. Markos gets a takedown against the fence and into side control. Markos looking to get the mount and takes the side and almost the back against the fence and is landing punches. Markos has the back and one hook in. Markos landing punches. Markos has full back control now and now looks for an armbar. Hill holding on. Markos still attacking and has it and Hill quickly taps! That was an impressive showing from Markos.

Official Result- Randa Markos def. Angela Hill by submission (armbar) at 4:24 of Round 1

> Alexis Davis (#5, 19-8, 6-3 UFC) vs. Jennifer Maia (15-5-1, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

They trade inside early on. Maia lands a combo. They trade and clinch against the fence. Davis with some knees in control of the clinch. They trade knees. They break and Maia lands a combo before Davis clinches. They break and Maia lands a big combination. Maia hurts Davis with the big punches. Davis shoots but Maia sprawls away. Maia lands more combos. Davis initiates another clinch. Maia trades positions to control the underhooks. Maia applying pressure as the round ends. 10-9 Maia.

Davis lands a combo to start the second. Davis with another combo and Maia pushes her away with a front kick to the body. Maia lands a right hand. They continue to trade. Davis catches a kick and sweeps the leg for a takedown and gets right into mount. Davis lands some punches from the top. Davis with some punches and elbows from the top as she looks to be trying to set up a choke but Maia has an underhook from the bottom. Davis ends the round in a dominant positon from the top. 10-9 Davis, 19-19.

They trade to start the third. Both land combos inside the pocket. Davis with a body kick. Davis with a one-two but Maia lands an overhand right. Davis with a body kick. Davis with a high kick. Maia with a combo. Both are landing but Maia landing harder. Maia with the jab. Maia with a hard punch. Davis with a leg kick. Maia lands a right hand. Davis with a leg kick. Maia with a right hand. Davis with a couple body kicks. Davis clinches. Maia breaks and lands a combo. Davis with a body kick. Close fight. 10-9 Maia, 29-28 Maia.

Official Result- Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Marlon Vera (12-5-1, 6-4 UFC) vs. Frankie Saenz (13-5, 5-3 UFC)
Bantamweights

Vera with an outside leg kick and Saenz coming back with aggressive striking attacks. Vera with a high kick. Saenz with a right hand. Vera with a heavy leg kick that hurts Saenz. Vera then drops Saenz with a hard jab and starts landing punches on the ground and the referee stops it. Vera gets the stoppage but some of the punches did land behind the head of Saenz. Still, an impressive showing for Vera.

Official Result- Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saenz by TKO (punches) at 1:25 of Round 1

> Bryce Mitchell (10-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Bobby Moffett (14-3, 1-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Mitchell with an inside leg kick. Mitchell throwing punches towards the body. Mitchell with a high kick and then drops Moffett with a left hand. Moffett recovers and shoots for the single leg. Moffett completes the takedown. They get up and Mitchell has the neck. Moffett chasing the takedown. Moffett gets to the top and Mitchell locks in a triangle and Moffett is in trouble. Mitchell now attacking for an armbar. Moffett pushes off and escapes and they get to their feet. Mitchell shoots against the fence but it is defended. Mitchell with a body kick. Mitchell with an inside leg kick and Moffett counters with a right hand. They battle for underhooks against the fence. 10-9 Mitchell.

Moffett gets an early takedown. Moffett landing punches as Mitchell gives up a little bit of his back. Moffett takes the back but they get to their feet. Mitchell escapes and they get back to the center. Mitchell with a spin kick to the body. They trade and Moffett gets a takedown. Moffett setting up a choke from the top. He has a D'arce choke locked in but Mitchell is defending. Moffett lets it go and Mitchell is on top. Mitchell now takes the back of Moffett. Mitchell lands some elbows. Moffett gets back to side control. 10-9 Moffett, 19-19.

They trade and Moffett goes for a takedown but Mitchell defends. Moffett then scores on the takedown. They scramble back to their feet. Moffett scores a takedown but Mitchell is trying to attack the arm. Moffett landing from the top and now attacks for the D'arce choke again. Mitchell trying to explode back to his feet and takes the back of Moffett looking for a choke. Mitchell has the choke locked in as he flattens Moffett out. The choke is let go but Mitchell still has the back and lands a couple of punches. Mitchell attacking for the choke again. Mitchell lets go and they get to their feet at the end. 10-9 Mitchell, 29-28 Mitchell.

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

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

> Maycee Barber (6-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. JJ Aldrich (7-2, 3-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Barber with a body kick. Aldrich coming forward. Aldrich rocks Barber with a straight left hand. Barber on her back but gets to her feet. They trade. Aldrich landing well. They trade left hands. Barber with a leg kick but is eating combos from Aldrich. Aldrich with a right hook. They clinch for a moment and Barber with an elbow. Aldrich with a straight right hand. Aldrich with a left hand and Barber goes to the mat again. She gets to her feet. Barber with an inside elbow. 10-9 Aldrich.

They trade early in the second. Aldrich is countering all of Barber's attacks. Aldrich lands some strikes in the clinch. Barber now pressing forward and lands some punches. She is landing more now. Barber with a low kick. They clinch and Barber with an inside elbow. Barber rocks Aldrich with a left hand and starts landing as she comes forward. Aldrich initiates a clinch against the fence. Barber landing big punches and lands a big knee and more punches and she stops Aldrich! Wow. Barber came back from being down in the fight as she stays undefeated.

Official Result- Maycee Barber def. JJ Aldrich by TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of Round 2

> Luis Pena (5-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Steven Peterson (17-7, 1-1 UFC)
Featherweights* (Pena missed weight by 2.5 pounds)

Pena did miss weight for this one. Peterson attacking for the takedown right away. Pena attacking for a kimura. They are scrambling around and Pena gets top position but Peterson looks for an armbar but gets slammed down by Pena. Pena escapes and lands a left hand. Peterson rolling for a leg lock but Pena ends up in side control. Pena gets in the full guard and Peterson cut above his eye. Peterson gets up and gets wobbled by a right hand from Pena. They clinch against the fence. They break. Peterson with a leg kick. Pena with a flying knee. Pena with a late combo. 10-9 Pena.

Peterson lands a right hand. Pena with a combo. They trade in close range. Peterson gets the back and climbs on him but Pena shakes him off. Pena with a right hook. Peterson has the clinch and gets a takedown. They get up and Peterson has back control and gets another takedown. They scramble to their feet. Peterson has the back and eats some back elbows from Pena. They break and Pena lands an elbow and a knee. Pena with an elbow and a flying knee. Peterson with a spinning back elbow. Peterson goes for a takedown against the fence but Pena defending. Pena with some late combos. 10-9 Pena, 20-18 Pena.

Peterson immediately gets the clinch but Pena gets away. Pena with an uppercut followed by a head kick. Pena lands a left hand and Peterson wobbles. Peterson goes for a takedown but Pena switches to get the back. They break and Peterson lands a right hand. Peterson with an inside leg kick. They scramble and Pena gets in the guard. Pena lands from the top and then stands. Pena trying to get back in the guard. Peterson gets to his feet but eats a big head kick from Pena. They clinch at the end. 10-9 Pena, 30-27 Pena.

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

> Jussier Formiga (#1, 22-5, 8-4 UFC) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (#4, 15-0, 4-0 UFC)
Flyweights

Formiga misses a head kick. Formiga lands a combo. They clinch and trade knees before breaking. Figueiredo with a front kick and then lands an uppercut. Figueiredo with a spin kick. Formiga with a right hand and gets a takedown and in the guard of Figueiredo. Figueiredo able to get to his feet but Formiga still has the body locked against the fence. Figueiredo tries a trip but Formiga keeps ahold of him as they get to their feet. Formiga has the underhooks and gets a takedown. Formiga gets to full mount and starts throwing down punches. Formiga with a big elbow. Strong end to the round for him. 10-9 Formiga.

Formiga with a leg kick. Figueiredo tries for a big overhand right but Formiga ducks under it. They trade punches. Figueiredo with an inside elbow. Formiga misses a spin kick. Formiga with a high body kick. Formiga shoots for the single leg and completes the takedown and is in the full guard of Figueiredo. Figueiredo throwing some elbows from the bottom. Formiga with some punches from the top. Formiga with more punches from the top. Figueiredo with an elbow and Formiga is cut open pretty badly. Formiga moves to the half-guard. Formiga rides out the round in that position. 10-9 Formiga, 20-18 Formiga.

Figueiredo stalking Formiga around the Octagon as he moves forward. They clinch and Formiga is against the fence but they break. Figueiredo with an uppercut. Figueiredo tries to wind up a punch but stumbles as Formiga escapes the attack. Formiga circling around the Octagon. Formiga lands a combo. Formiga gets a takedown and Figueiredo has the neck. Formiga escapes and is in the half-guard. Formiga steps over to the mount. They trade punches on the ground. Figueiredo pushes him off as they get to their feet. Figueiredo looking to land a big punch. Formiga with an elbow and he shoots late. 10-9 Formiga, 30-27 Formiga.

Official Result- Jussier Formiga def. Deiveson Figueiredo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> John Makdessi (16-6, 9-6 UFC) vs. Jesus Pinedo (16-4-1, 1-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Both looking to land kicks. Pinedo just misses a head kick. He misses another. Makdessi is a notorious slow starter. Makdessi with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Makdessi with a side kick to the body. They trade in close range. Makdessi catches a side kick from Pinedo but lets him go. The crowd is booing loudly in this fight, and nothing is happening. A real lack of action. Makdessi with a low kick and right hand. Nothing happened, more of a 10-10 round, but gotta pick someone. 10-9 Makdessi.

Pinedo with a body kick and goes down for a moment but gets back up. Makdessi with a side kick. Pinedo with a body kick again. Makdessi with some kicks. Pinedo with a body kick and Makdessi blocks and fires back with his own kicks. There is a real lack of action in this fight. Pinedo with a combo. Makdessi with a couple of side kicks. Pinedo fires a kick and Makdessi catches it. Pinedo starts teeing off and lands a kick that wobbles Makdessi. Pinedo misses a flying attack and falls to the mat. 10-9 Pinedo, 19-19.

Makdessi landing leg kicks and Pinedo is limping. Makdessi continuing with leg kicks and Pinedo misses a high kick. The crowd is booing again. Pinedo with a combo. Makdessi with some kicks to the leg and goes to the body. They trade kicks. Makdessi lands a right hand. Makdessi catches a kick from Pinedo. Not gonna lie, this fight is awful. Makdessi lands the left hook. Pinedo with a left hand. Makdessi with a right hand and a spin kick. 10-9 Makdessi, 29-28 Makdessi.

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

> Curtis Blaydes (#4, 10-2 1 NC, 5-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Justin Willis (#10, 8-1, 4-0 UFC)
Heavyweights

Blaydes with a right hand followed by a leg kick. Blaydes with another leg kick and goes for a takedown. Blaydes with a knee and then finishes the takedown. Blaydes has Willis secured and looks to land punches. Blaydes with some knees to the thighs. They get to their feet and Blaydes immediately suplexes Willis to the mat. They get up and Blaydes takes him right down again. Blaydes with more knees to the thighs. Blaydes suplexes Willis down again. Blaydes with big punches from the back. 10-8 Blaydes.

Blaydes with a straight right hand that rocks Willis and Blaydes chases him around and gets the body lock and scores a big takedown. Blaydes on top looking to get to the mount. Blaydes gets the back and Willis trying to get to his feet. Blaydes with knees. Blaydes landing punches. They get to their feet and Blaydes with another suplex as he retains back control. Blaydes lands some punches. Blaydes with more punches. 10-8 Blaydes, 20-16 Blaydes.

Willis lands a punch but is standing flat and out of Blaydes' range. Patient start to the round from both men. Blaydes changes levels to shoot but was too far away from Willis. Blaydes shoots in looking to finish a takedown. They still battle in the tie-up against the fence as Blaydes is working hard for the takedown. They separate. Blaydes gets an easy takedown into side control. They get to their feet but nothing happens. Pure domination from Blaydes. 10-9 Blaydes, 30-25 Blaydes.

Official Result- Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

> Stephen Thompson (#3, 14-3-1, 9-3-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Pettis (#8 LW, 21-8, 8-7 UFC)
Welterweights

Thompson with a quick kick. Pettis with a body kick. Pettis with another body kick and Thompson counters with his own body kick. They trade leg kicks. Thompson with a combo ending with a high kick. Pettis with a big leg kick. They trade kicks. Thompson with another combo. Pettis with a body kick. Pettis slips on a spin kick. Thompson with a body kick followed by a combo. They trade punches. Thompson with a spin kick. They trade kicks. Pettis with a spin kick. 10-9 Thompson.

Thompson with a head kick. They trade leg kicks. They continue to trade kicks. Thompson lands a left hand. Pettis with a right hand to the body. Thompson with some leg kicks. Pettis with an outside low kick. Thompson with a couple of left hands. Thompson with a combo. Pettis with some leg kicks. They trade leg kicks. Thompson with a high switch kick. Pettis with a couple of leg kicks. Pettis then lands a Superman punch and knocks Thompson out cold! Wow. That was a massive knockout by Anthony Pettis. Incredible finish.

Official Result- Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson by knockout (punch) at 4:55 of Round 2