The biggest fight to be made in women’s MMA will take place on Saturday, February 28th. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown for the fifth time against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. The unbeaten Rousey has ripped through all contenders at 135 pounds, needing just a combined 82 seconds to defeat Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in her two most recent title defenses. Colorado’s Zingano is also undefeated as a pro, and after back-to-back knockouts of Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes, she has plenty of momentum on her side.
UFC 185: Pettis vs Dos Anjos
Pettis vs Dos Anjos — Saturday, March 14th , live on Pay-Per-View from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
UFC will return to Dallas on Saturday, March 14th for UFC 185. UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his crown for the second time against surging Brazilian contender Rafael dos Anjos. Jumping right back into the Octagon following his impressive second-round submission win against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181, Milwaukee’s Pettis promised to stay active in 2015. He believes this is just the start of another big year. Dos Anjos has long been one of the most underrated lightweights in the UFC, but in 2014, he had three wins— including knockouts of Benson Henderson and Jason High, plus a decision win against Nate Diaz. Plus, Carla Esparza will defend her UFC strawweight title for the first time against Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Long considered MMA’s top 115-pound athlete, Esparza ran through the field on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned. She capped things off by submitting Rose Namajunas in December to win the finale and the first UFC strawweight title. Poland’s unbeaten Jedrzejczyk earned her shot at the belt with two impressive Octagon wins against Juliana Lima and Claudia Gadelha, setting the stage for an explosive showdown.