On Saturday, March 14, the UFC hosted UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos from the American Airlines Center inDallas.
In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis looked to make the second defense of his 155-pound title as he took on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Pettis rode a five-fight winning streak, including back-to-back submission finishes of Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. Dos Anjos, meanwhile, stepped into the title affair having won eight of his last nine fights inside the Octagon. He demolished the aforementioned Henderson in August and bested former title challenger Nate Diaz in December.
The co-main event of the evening also featured UFC gold on the line as women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza put her belt on the line for the first time as she took on undefeated Polish challenger Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Esparza earned the 115-pound crown by winning TUF 20 and submitting Rose Namajunas in December. Jędrzejczyk upset Brazilian Claudia Gadelha on the scorecards the very next night to earn her title shot.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on FX, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Above are video highlights of the main card bout between Hendricks and Brown (courtesy of the UFC).
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos – for lightweight title
Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk – for strawweight title
Matt Brown vs. Johny Hendricks
Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem
Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
FX Preliminary Card
Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Roger Narvaez vs. Elias Theodorou
Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Josh Copeland vs. Jared Rosholt
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Ryan Benoit vs. Sergio Pettis
Joseph Duffy vs. Jake Lindsey
Germaine de Randamie vs. Larissa Pacheco
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