A pair of fights have been added to the upcoming UFC 197 event, as Erick Silva faces Nordine Taleb and Corey Anderson battles Tom Lawlor.
Set for March 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Rafael dos Anjos defends his lightweight title against Conor McGregor in the main event.
Silva (18-6) is coming off a split decision loss to Neil Magny that snapped a two-fight win streak. Overall, he is 5-4 in his last nine. Taleb (11-3) is 3-1 in his last four, suffering a submission defeat at the hands of Warlley Alves last August.
Anderson (7-1) is a former Ultimate Fighter winner who rebounded form his first pro loss in April by defeating Fabio Maldonado and Jan Blachowicz to conclude 2015. Lawlor (10-5) returned from a two-year hiatus to knock Gian Villante out in July.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Lightweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor