On Friday, March 13, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos which takes place Saturday, March 14, from the American Airlines Center inDallas.
In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will look to make the second defense of his 155-pound title as he takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Pettis rides a five-fight winning streak, including back-to-back submission finishes of Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. Dos Anjos, meanwhile, steps 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 features UFC gold on the line as women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza puts her belt on the line for the first time as she takes 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 kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on FX, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters will hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Anthony Pettis (155) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155) – for lightweight title
Carla Esparza (115) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (115) – for strawweight title
Johny Hendricks (170) vs. Matt Brown (171)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Chris Cariaso (126) vs. Henry Cejudo (125)
FX Preliminary Card
Ross Pearson (156) vs. Sam Stout (156)
Elias Theodorou (186) vs. Roger Narvaez (186)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5)* vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
Jared Rosholt (245) vs. Josh Copeland (264)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Sergio Pettis (126) vs. Ryan Benoit (126)
Jake Lindsey (156) vs. Joseph Duffy (156)
Larissa Pacheco (136) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136)
* – Cruickshank was given two hours to reach the 156-pound lightweight limit
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