UFC 197 is coming. I mean, March 5th is more than a month away, but not way more. Just enough time to get good and hyped up for a what should be one of the most compelling match ups in MMA for 2016. Conor McGregor is taking the jump out of his featherweight division to fight lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. The two men are scheduled to battle in the main of event on PPV, in what promises to be a big night of fights built largely off McGregor’s star power.
McGergor and dos Anjos got one of several upcoming chances to square off for a staredown at the UFC press conference on January 20th. You can check out the video above.
And just as a reminder, here are the bout’s currently scheduled for the March 5th card:
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor
Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.
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