On Saturday, March 23, the UFC will host UFC on ESPN+ 6: Thompson vs. Pettis from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

In the night’s main event, former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson takes on former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Thompson will look to get back in the column following a contentious decision defeat to Darren Till last May. Pettis debuts at 170 pounds having alternated wins and losses over his last six Octagon appearances, falling to Tony Ferguson in October.

The 12-fight event kicks off with six preliminary-card bouts streaming on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card follows at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.



The fighters hit the scales on Friday, March 22.

ESPN+ Main Card
Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (171)
Curtis Blaydes (262) vs. Justin Willis (266)
John Makdessi (154) vs. Jesus Pinedo (155.5)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (126)
Luis Pena (148.5)* vs. Steven Peterson (146)
Maycee Barber (126) vs. J.J. Aldrich (125)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Bobby Moffett (145.5)
Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Frankie Saenz (135.5)
Alexis Davis (125) vs. Jennifer Maia (126)
Randa Markos (116) vs. Angela Hill (116)
Ryan MacDonald (135.5) vs. Chris Gutierrez (135.5)
Eric Shelton (126) vs. Jordan Espinosa (126)

* – Pena missed the featherweight limit of 146 pounds

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