UFC 186 Montreal: Johnson vs. Horiguchi fight card preview

April 21, 2015


UFC 186 Montreal: Johnson vs. Horiguchi fight card preview

UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held on April 25, 2015 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.   The event will be the seventh event that the UFC has hosted in Montreal, Quebec.

The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barão. It was announced on March 24 that Dillashaw had to pull out of the fight due to a broken rib and the fight postponed to a later date.

The main-event will now feature a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Demetrious Johnson and top contender Kyoji Horiguchi, originally scheduled for the co-main event.

Johnson is currently riding a seven-fight win streak with recent wins over Chris Cariaso and Ali Bagautinov.

Horiguchi is undefeated in his UFC career with a four-fight win streak. He holds a win over Louis Gaudinot back at UFC 182 in January.

The co-main event will feature one of the most popular UFC veterans of all time, Quinton Rampage Jackson as he returns to the UFC against heavy hitter Fabio Maldonado

The event will showcase some of Canda’s brightest stars like Patrick Cote, taking on Joe “Diesel” Riggs, Quebec’s John Makdessi returning to the Octagon to battle Abel Trujillo, Montreal’s Yves Jabouin facing off against Thomas Almeida.

Canadians Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman will be one of the talked about bouts of the evening as these two Canadians are fighting for a chance to climb back up the ladder towards a title shot.

Do not miss this extravagant event as the UFC returns to La Belle Province!


Event: UFC 186: “Dillashaw vs. Barao 2”
Date: Sat., April 25, 2015, on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

UFC 186 Main Event:

125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

UFC 186 Co-Main Event:

205 lbs.: Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado

UFC 186 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
135 lbs.: Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo

UFC 186 FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” (8 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
135 lbs.: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
170 lbs.: Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud

UFC 186 Fight Pass “Prelims” (6:30 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
115 lbs.: Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
115 lbs.: Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos



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