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Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos staredown pic, video and more from UFC 185 media day

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its special UFC 185 media day earlier today for the "Pettis vs. Dos Anjos" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (March 14, 2015) inside American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

That's where UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, along with division No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos, came face-to-face in anticipation of this weekend's big shebang (see above). "Showtime" will put his 155-pound strap on the line against the hungry Brazilian in what amounts to his second straight title defense.

That's not all.

Carla Esparza will defend her strawweight title for the first time against Polish import Joanna Jedrzejczyk. "Cookie Monster" was able to survive the gauntlet as part of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 and wants to prove her finale-winning submission over Rose Namajunas was no fluke.

See them bump bridges below:

esparza staredown

Of course, the PPV main card also features a phenomenal welterweight scrap between former 170-pound champion, Johny Hendricks, taking on top-ranked contender Matt Brown, as well as a clash of hard-hitting heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson.

Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown:

hendricks brown staredown

Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem:

nelson overeem staredown

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 185 fight card on fight night RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on Saturday night's UFC 185 mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza check out our complete "Pettis vs. Dos Anjos" news archive by clicking here.