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Video: Anthony Pettis arrives at welterweight with superman punch KO of Stephen Thompson

Welcome to 170-pounds, Anthony Pettis.

By Oscar Willis - 24 Mar 2019

About a month ago, Anthony Pettis moving up to welterweight seemed like an odd decision to revitalize a slowing career. Tonight, it seems like a brilliant argument against weight cutting in MMA.

In the main event of UFC Nashville, Pettis met Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in a fight where he was clearly tagged as the underdog. And, while he seemed to struggle with Thompson’s range for around 9 minutes, Pettis landed a picture perfect superman punch to knockout Thompson cold in the second.

Immediately following the fight, Pettis said he was more than happy to stay at welterweight, pointing to a rematch with Rafael Dos Anjos as a fight he wanted in the near future.

Check it out below:

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