UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis puts hit belt on the line this Saturday, March 14th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas for UFC 185 to face Rafael dos Anjos for the Lightweight Championship Title.
Pettis,whom is a long time student at the Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which also happens to be the training home of newly signed UFC fighter CM Punk, for which he also stated that CM Punk will accompany him to the octagon for his fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 said “we want to make him feel part of the family”.
You can watch the whole interview that took place with Inside MMA in the video below:
On episode No.5 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, things get tense between strawweight champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza and salty challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk, culminating in a media day staredown.
Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his brother, flyweight Sergio, make-weight while dreaming of snacks. Then both Pettises and Esparza sneak in one final training session.
UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship double-header at UFC 185, taking place this Saturday, March 14th.
Saturday’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas, will feature a lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, and also a female strawweight title belt between Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The rest of the main card includes a big welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, plus alot of other huge contenders.
Before we get to the fights we must make sure everyone makes weight, so without further a-do, here are the all important results:
MAIN CARD: BT Sports UK 2 am and Pay-Per-View else-where 10 pm ET
Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155 lbs)
Carla Esparza (115 lbs) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (171 lbs)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Henry Cejudo (125 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126 lbs)
Preliminary Card:BT Sports in the UK 12 Midnight and FX elsewhere 8PM ET
Sam Stout (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (156 lbs)
Elias Theodorou (186 lbs) vs. Roger Narvaez (186 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5 lbs)* w/Towel vs. Beneil Dariush (156 lbs)
Jared Rosholt (245 lbs) vs. Josh Copeland (264 lbs)
Preliminary Card : Fight Pass 10.30 pm UK 6.30 PM ET
Sergio Pettis (126 lbs) vs. Ryan Benoit (126 lbs)
Jake Lindsey (156 lbs) vs. Joseph Duffy (156 lbs)
Larissa Pacheco (136 lbs) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136 lbs)
*Daron Cruickshank has two hours to drop 1.5 lbs to make-weight
UFC lightweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC women’s strawweight Champion Carla Esparza, both of whom are scheduled for fights at UFC 185 this Saturday, March 14th, dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio for interviews with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.
In this clip, Rafael Dos Anjos shares his journey to his first ever title shot whom he faces UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on Saturday March 14th, while Carla Esparza discusses preparing for her first title defense against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk for this Saturday’s up-coming UFC 185 card.