Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC 185 on March 14th in Dallas

The UFC will be returning to Dallas on March 14th for UFC 185 and the event will be headlined by a title fight as Anthony Pettis defends the UFC lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos.

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The fight was officially announced during the UFC 182 preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 and was initially reported by Front Row Brian on Twitter.

Pettis (18-2) made his first title defense last month as he defeated former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez by submission in the co-main event of UFC 181. It was his fifth straight victory and his last two wins have come by submission.

Dos Anjos (23-7) is currently on a three fight winning streak and has won eight of his last nine fights. Following a knockout victory over former UFC champion Benson Henderson in August, he returned last month and dominated former title challenger Nate Diaz to score a decision victory.

UFC 185 will come from the American Airlines Center and more information on this upcoming fight card will be announced by the UFC in the coming weeks.