UFC 185

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UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos
UFC 185 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 14, 2015 (2015-03-14)
VenueAmerican Airlines Center
CityDallas, Texas
Total gate$2,155,630[1]
Event chronology
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare

UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos was a mixed martial arts event held on March 14, 2015, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.[3]


The event was the third that the UFC has hosted in Dallas, Texas.[4]

The event was headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between then champion Anthony Pettis and top contender Rafael dos Anjos.[5]

The co-main event featured a UFC Women's Strawweight Championship bout between then champion Carla Esparza and top contender Joanna Jędrzejczyk.[6]

Matt Brown was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 60 headliner in favor of a matchup with former UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at this event.[7]

Vagner Rocha was expected to face promotional newcomer Joseph Duffy at the event. However, Rocha pulled out of the bout in early February and was replaced by Jake Lindsey.[8]

Daron Cruickshank missed weight on his first attempt at the weigh ins, coming in at 157.5 pounds. He was given additional time to make the lightweight limit, but missed weight again, coming in at 157 pounds. Subsequently, he was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to Beneil Dariush.[9]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos def. Anthony Pettis (c) Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Carla Esparza (c) TKO (punches) 2 4:17 [b]
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def. Matt Brown Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Henry Cejudo def. Chris Cariaso Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (FX)
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. Sam Stout KO (punches) 2 1:33
Middleweight Elias Theodorou def. Roger Narvaez TKO (punches) 2 4:07
Catchweight (157 lb) Beneil Dariush def. Daron Cruickshank Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:48
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt def. Josh Copeland TKO (punches) 3 3:12
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Ryan Benoit def. Sergio Pettis TKO (punches) 2 1:34
Lightweight Joseph Duffy def. Jake Lindsey TKO (head kick and body punch) 1 1:47
Women's Bantamweight Germaine de Randamie def. Larissa Pacheco TKO (punches) 2 2:02


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[11]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Ross Pearson and Beneil Dariush

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC 185 attendance and gate". venuestoday.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. March 15, 2015.
  3. ^ UFC Press Release (2015-01-20). "UFC returns to Dallas in March with two title fights". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  4. ^ John Morgan (2015-01-01). "UFC now targets Montreal for UFC 186 on April 25, Dallas for UFC 185 on March 14". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  5. ^ Staff (2015-01-03). "Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC 185 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-01-14). "Esparza makes first defense at UFC 185". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  7. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-01-13). "Thatch-Wonderboy to main event; Brown-Hendricks to Dallas". UFC.com.
  8. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-02-04). "Jake Lindsey replaces an injured Vagner Rocha, meets Joseph Duffy at UFC 185". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  9. ^ Brian Knapp (2015-03-13). "UFC 185 Weigh-In Results: Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos Cleared For Title Headliner". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  10. ^ "UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  11. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-03-15). "UFC 185 bonuses: Who joined the two new champs with $50,000 checks?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-15.