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Dillashaw-Barao 2, Rampage-Maldonado, Bisping-Dollaway among announced UFC 186 bouts

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 is confirmed as the UFC 186 main event in Montreal, Quebec. This card also boasts the return of Rampage Jackson and Michael Bisping.

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UFC 186 now has a full main card along with a few announced preliminary card fights. In an official press release made by UFC officials, the following fights are now confirmed for the April 25th PPV at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 - Bantamweight championship
Rory MacDonald vs. Hector Lombard - Co-main event
Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado - Main card
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway - Main card
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs - Main card
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud - Preliminary card
Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau - Preliminary card

Dillashaw-Barao 2, Rampage-Maldonado, and Cote-Riggs were all reported bouts that hadn't been finalized until today. MacDonald vs. Lombard was the only fight on the card that had previously been confirmed.

The newest major fight worth additional coverage is Bisping vs. Dollaway. This is really something of a must-win for both men who were absolutely pulverized in their last respective bouts. Bisping (25-7) is coming off a submission loss to Luke Rockhold, marking the first time he'd ever tapped out. The 35-year-old middleweight veteran is 4-4 in his last 8 bouts and went 1-2 in 2014. Dollaway (15-6) was given a huge step up in competition when he headlined against Lyoto Machida in December, but his hopes of a famous win were dashed with a body kick and several punches in a 62 second span. The TKO loss came on the heels of a 4-1 record, including wins over Francis Carmont and Cezar Ferreira.

Another notable from these newly announced bouts is news that Rakoczy and Letourneau are dropping from 135 lbs to 115 lbs, so they become the first two women in the UFC to make the 20 lbs drop.

Tickets for UFC 186 go on sale February 14th, with pre-sales starting on February 12th.

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