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McGregor v dos Anjos set to top mouthwatering UFC 197 bill in March

Las Vegas – are you ready?

McGregor: History beckons for the Notorious.
McGregor: History beckons for the Notorious.
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CONOR MCGREGOR’S HISTORIC title shot against Rafael dos Anjos is set to top a mouthwatering bill at UFC 197.

Less than three months after his stunning 13-second demolition of Jose Aldo, McGregor will make the step up to lightweight when he returns to Las Vegas on 5 March.

The hugely anticipated fight will see McGregor bid to become the first man to simultaneously hold UFC titles in two different weight classes.

Fight fans are in for a treat with Holly Holm’s first bantamweight title defence against Miesha Tate pencilled in as the co-main event on the blockbuster card.

The line-up, first reported by Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report overnight, is expected to be announced by the UFC on Sunday during Fox Sports’ live coverage of the NFL playoffs.

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