Alman on UFC 185

The UFC recently announced four bouts for for their March 14 show.

The headliner will be a lightweight title bout between champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Rafael dos Anjos. Pettis is coming off of a big win over former Strikefor titleholder and fan favorite Gilbert Melendez. Dos Anjos put on a great performance against Melendez’s Scrap Pack partner Nate Diaz.

In the co-main event between women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza and undefeated Polish powerhouse Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Jędrzejczyk will be a good test for Esparza’s first title defense.

Two other big matches include a heavyweight slug fest between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, as well as a welterweight showcase with former champion Johny Hendricks vs. longtime octagon veteran Matt Brown.

Overeem is coming off of a knockout win over Stefan Struve while Roy Nelson is looking to rebound from his loss to Mark Hunt.

Hendricks was expected to face UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a second rematch while Lawler was scheduled to fight Tarec Saffiedine in February but the former Strikeforce 170-pound champion pulled out of the fight due to injury.

Hendricks isn’t the only one who is coming off a loss against Lawler. Brown dropped a decision to the UFC champion back in July 2014, which snapped his seven-fight winning streak.

These four fights alone make UFC 185 a worth-while card, particularly the two title matches.

Other bouts on this card include a pair of flyweight bouts (Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit) and a lightweight contest between Ross Pearson and Sam Stout.


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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