Daron Cruickshank and Beneil Dariush have agreed to meet at UFC 185, officials announced recently.
Set for March 14 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the card will feature two title fights. Rafael dos Anjos challenges Anthony Pettis for lightweight gold, while Carla Esparza defends her strawweight belt vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Cruickshank (16-5) has won six of nine UFC fights. In his last appearance, a fight with K.J. Noons was declared a no-contest after an eye poke left Cruickshank unable to continue.
Dariush (9-1) is 3-1 since signing with the promotion, including two straight wins over Tony Martin and Carlos Diego Ferreira.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Rafael dos Anjos
UFC Female Strawweight Championship
Carla Esparza (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson
Flyweight: Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown
Middleweight: Elias Theodorou vs. Roger Narvaez
Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Ryan Benoit
Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. Beneil Dariush