Pettis v Barboza for UFC 197

Lightweight’s Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza are scheduled to fight each other at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas.

In his last fight, Pettis (18-4, 5-3 UFC) lost the lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos in March 2015. Pettis will have his hands full against tough contender Barboza.

Barboza (16-4, 10-4 UFC), like Pettis, is also coming off a loss against Tony Ferguson in December. The 30-year-old Brazilian will be targeting a win to earn another lightweight title shot.

So far, UFC 197 has two title fights lined up – Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo for the flyweight championship and the headlining fight is a light heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and champion Daniel Cormier.