Posted by Stephen Adamson
Stephen Adamson

There have been Tweets, rumors, and gossip surrounding UFC 197 and specifically its marquee fights.

There was some doubt as to whether Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos would fight. It was also slightly more likely (but still not confirmed) that Holly Holm would be matched up with Miesha Tate.

But now we are happy to report that UFC 197 is set. Both fights have officially been confirmed!

There will be two title fights headlining UFC 197 on March 5 in Las Vegas, and it was officially announced Tuesday on

Take a look for yourself at the current front page of the promotion's website:

Conor McGregor is stepping into the lightweight division (from featherweight) where he plans to attain the belt, making him the first ever fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.

The rumors have been swirling since Thursday, but now it's definitely going down

Brazilian media outlet Lance was the first to report the champion vs. champion fight Thursday. Shortly thereafter, Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter had the news on both huge bouts. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources Thursday night that the fights were a go.

Holm and Tate should be an interesting fight as well. Holm will be defending her belt, and doing so against one of the top ranked contender in the division.

Here are the odds for both fights if you're the gambling type

This is likely to be one of the best cards of the year, and potentially will be one of the most entertaining in years.

What do you think?

Can McGregor get the lightweight belt? Will Holly hold court as female bantamweight champ?
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(Via:, MMAFighting)