Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in MMA. Week in and week out fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters others not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the UFC lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos.

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pettis will look to defend his title for the second time at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Since taking a disappointing loss in his UFC debut at the hands of Clay Guida, Pettis has been nothing short of spectacular; winning five straight with his last four all by stoppage.

A dynamic striker with a true killer instinct in the submission game, Pettis is a unique talent with the potential to be one of the best ever. What’s even scarier is that Pettis is just now entering the prime of his career at 28 and he is just going to keep getting better and better.

Dos Anjos’ journey to the top has been very different. The 30-year-old has been in the UFC for over six years now and he’s seen a lot of ups and downs over that time. Through his first eight Octagon appearances, dos Anjos was just 4-4. But things began to come together for the well-rounded Brazilian; since 2012, dos Anjos is 8-1 with his lone loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Even though Pettis will have a decided speed advantage, more diverse striking and a better finishing skill set, fans shouldn’t sleep on dos Anjos. His gradual transformation has made him into one of the most complete fighters in the division and he has the power to end the fight in a flash. This one is going to be fun.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.