On Saturday, April 25, the UFC hosted UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s flyweight kingpin, Demetrious Johnson, put his 125-pound on the line against Japanese challenger Kyoji Horiguchi. Johnson aimed to make the sixth defense of his title. He was previously in action in September, submitting Chris Cariaso via kimura at UFC 178. The 24-year-old Horiguchi entered the title affair riding a nine-fight winning streak that included four straight inside the Octagon.
The co-main event of the evening featured former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against Brazilian Fabio Maldonado. Rampage was pulled from the card after a court injunction from former employer Bellator MMA, but a last-minute appeal opened the door for his return. The 36-year-old had won three straight outside the Octagon. Maldonado, meanwhile, had won four of his last five fights.
Also on the main card, a pair of The Ultimate Fighter alums met when middleweights Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway locked horns. England’s Bisping had alternated wins and losses for the past three years and will look to bounce back from a submission loss to Luke Rockhold in November. Dollaway saw his climb up the 185-pound ladder come to a halt in December when he was stopped by Lyoto Machida in just 62 seconds.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Above are the video highlights of the main card bout between Jabouin and Almeida (courtesy of the UFC).
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for flyweight title
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell
Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida
FX Preliminary Card
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements
Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos[/su_box]
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