Taleb, 34, gets a chance to break into the welterweight rankings with an impressive win. He’s looking to rebound from a submission loss to Warlley Alves back at UFC 190.
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Silva is also trying to rebound from a split-decision loss to Neil Magny.
Anderson, who is ranked #13 in the light-heavyweight division and Lawlor both have two-fight win streaks. It’s wrestler-vs-wrestler, although Lawlor has many more finishes.
The main event features featherweight champion Conor McGregor challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight crown, while bantamweight queen Holly Holm defends against #2 Miesha Tate.
UFC 197 takes place, March 5th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.