Carla Esparza defends the UFC women’s strawweight title in co-main event of UFC 185 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The UFC 185 co-main event is now official as Carla Esparza will defend the UFC women’s strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.UFC 185

The fight booking was announced on tonight’s edition of UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 2.

UFC 185 will come from the American Airlines Center on March 14th and will be headlined by Anthony Pettis defending the UFC lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos.

Esparza (10-2) became the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion last month when she defeated Rose Namajunas by submission. It was her fifth win in a row and her fourth career win by submission.

Jedrzejczyk (8-0) made her UFC debut last year and has two wins in the promotion. Both of her wins in the UFC have come by decision and her last win came at UFC on FOX 13 last month against Claudia Gadelha.

The current UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos fight card is below.

Anthony Pettis (18-2) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (23-7)
Carla Esparza (10-2) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0)
Roy Nelson (20-10) vs. Alistair Overeem (38-14, 1NC)
Matt Brown (19-12) vs. Johny Hendricks (16-3)
Henry Cejudo (7-0) vs. Chris Cariaso (17-6)
Sergio Pettis (12-1) vs. Ryan Benoit (7-3)
Elias Theodorou (10-0) vs. Roger Narvaez (7-1)