Two title fights will headline UFC 185 in Dallas as lightweight champion Anthony Pettis puts his belt on the line for the second time as he faces rising contender Rafael Dos Anjos while new women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza faces off with dangerous striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Pettis returned last December after a long layoff from injury as well as coaching The Ultimate Fighter where he dispatched Gilbert Melendez by submission. With his body healthy, Pettis wanted to keep a very active schedule for 2015 so he returns in March, just four months after his last title defense.
Dos Anjos will get his first crack at a UFC title since joining the promotion in 2008. The Brazilian has been on a tear of late, winning eight of his last nine fights before earning the shot at Pettis in Dallas.
The co-main event will feature recent Ultimate Fighter winner and new 115-pound women’s champion Carla Esparza as she takes on multi-time Muay Thai champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Esparza looked virtually untouchable through her run on the reality show and title fight, but Jedrzejczyk will be the most dangerous striker she’s faced in her career.
To make sure you catch all the action from Dallas, here’s a complete viewing and schedule guide for everything happening with UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
Friday at 5p ET – UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos weigh-ins
To officially kick off the fight weekend, get ready to see all the fighters hit the scale before staring down just 24 hours away from the show. The weigh-ins can often times tell the tale before the fights on Saturday night so this is a great way to see who has the edge before even stepping foot in the cage.
Saturday at 6:30p ET – UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos early prelims
Before the main card starts on pay-per-view, the UFC 185 prelims shift over to FX for four fights taking place in Dallas. At the top of the prelims, former Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson takes on fellow knockout artist Sam Stout in a guaranteed crowd pleaser. The fights included on the prelims:
Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez
Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Jared Rosholt vs. Josh Copeland
Saturday at 10p ET – UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
Where to watch: Pay-Per-View
The lightweight title is up for grabs in the main event as Anthony Pettis takes on Rafael Dos Anjos while the women’s strawweight title fight serves as the co main event with champion Carla Esparza faces off with Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The five fight main card includes:
MAIN EVENT: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
CO-MAIN EVENT: Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown
Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem
Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
Sunday at 1:30a ET — UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos post fight show
Following the night’s action, don’t change the channel because to hear a breakdown of all the events that just happened as well as exclusive post fight interviews with the biggest winners of the night, keep it locked to FOX Sports 1 with the special UFC post fight show.