It did not take long for the UFC to return to ESPN+, following a weekend in London that saw Jorge Masvidal put his hands on not just Darren Till but Leon Edwards too.
The streaming service has become a close partner with the top MMA promotion in the world. On Monday, news broke that ESPN will now be the UFC’s exclusive pay-per-view provider through 2025.
So the partnership is strong heading into the weekend for UFC Nashville, headlined by a pair of exhilarating strikers Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis.
Both men return to the cage coming off a loss. Thompson, a two-time welterweight title challenger, presents a stern test for Pettis’ first action in the 170-pound division and fittingly opened as the betting favorite at over one-four odds (-440).
Though if anybody can overcome those odds, it is a stylist with snapping kicks and a dynamic submission game like Pettis.
Keep reading to see how the moneyline has moved for the rest of the 12-fight card.
Main card: 8 p.m. ET
Prelims: 5 p.m. ET
Stephen Thompson (-460) at Anthony Pettis (+365)
Curtis Blaydes (-275) at Justin Willis (+235)
Deiveson Figueiredo (-150) at Jussier Formiga (+130)
Luis Pena (-300) at Steven Peterson(+250)
Maycee Barber (-235) at JJ Aldrich (+195)
Angela Hill (-155) at Randa Markos (+135)
Alexis Davis (-165) at Jennifer Maia (+145)
John Makdessi (-325) at Nasrat Haqparast (+265)
Bobby Moffett (-185) at Bryce Mitchell (+160)
Marlon Vera (-155) at Frankie Saenz (+135)
Eric Shelton (-190) at Jordan Espinosa (+165)
Chris Gutierrez (-175) at Ryan Macdonald (+155)
All odds provided by 5Dimes.eu.