UFC 186 is set to go down in Montreal tonight with a title fight on top. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title for a sixth time when he takes on young Japanese fighter Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of the pay-per-view. The show was originally supposed to have two title fights, but a bantamweight bout was removed from the card due to injuries and will take place a few months down the road.
The main card will also feature a co-main event light heavyweight bout between the returning Quinton Jackson against Fabio Maldonado, and a feature middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway.
You can check out a preview of the main event here and the co-main event here.
We'll cover all the main card action in this post. This PPV portion of the card kicks off at 10pm ET/7pm PT.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Round 1 - Horiguchi with a body kick. Johnson with a hard leg kick. Horiguchi scored with a punch that sent Johnson stepping back. Johnson dove in for a shot but didn't commit to it. Johnson caught a kick and looked for a takedown against the cage. He couldn't get it, so they clinched up and stalemated. Front kick from DJ. Two rights and a left from Johnson, and he got Horiguchi to his butt. Horiguchi was in a sitting position with Johnson draped on him, but he managed to get up. Hard inside leg kick from Horiguchi. Nice right too. Another body kick. 10-9 Johnson, but it wasn't a blowout by any means.
Round 2 - DJ came out hard and landed a nice knee and a combo. Horiguchi responded with a knee of his own though, and they clinched up. Horiguchi with a trip takedown (wow). Johnson was up in a few seconds but Horiguchi scored with a right on the break. Johnson with his own takedown, but only to a seated position again. Horiguchi got up but DJ hit him with a knee. Johnson with a right, a left head kick, and a takedown. Kyoji up again, but back down again. And back up again. Hey, guess what? Back down again. Johnson scored with another right on the break. And another. Big round for the champ. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3 - Horiguchi came out kicking again. He fought off a takedown attempt. DJ dragged him down in the middle of the cage but Horiguchi squirmed his way to the cage and got up. DJ with a knee on the break, and both connected with rights. DJ ducked a right and planted Horiguchi on the mat in the middle of the octagon. Johnson held him down and moved to side control. The crowd is unamused. Johnson briefly trapped the arms but didn't land a lot. 10-9 Johnson again.
Round 4 - Horiguchi with a nice counter right. DJ with a body kick. Johnson spins around to Horiguchi's back and drags him down briefly. Both land rights. More grinding against the cage. Johnson with a knee to the body. He's all over Horiguchi, and gets him down briefly but rarely flat on his back. Johnson with a hard leg kick in the center. More clinching. Horiguchi had some blood coming out of his nose. Right lands for Horiguchi, but Johnson ties him up again right away. Kick to the body from DJ. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 5 - Immediate takedown from Johnson. Horiguchi trying to make something happen on the bottom but DJ's not having any of that. Hori got up, just to go back down. Sound familiar? Horiguchi gave up his back to spin away and get back to the feet, but DJ's all over him and gets him right back to the floor. This time against the cage. DJ passed to side. Knee to the body from DJ. Horiguchi back up. Body kick from Johnson. Back to the ground. Johnson trapped and arm and dropped a gaggle of punches, then spun to grab an armbar. He got Horiguchi to tap with one second to go! WOW! That's obviously the latest sub of all time. Wow.
Demetrious Johnson defeats Kyoji Horiguchi by submission (armbar), 4:59 of round five
Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Round 1 - Rampage walked him down but didn't throw anything for the first minute, but he pressed forward and landed a leg kick. That might be the first leg kick I've ever seen Rampage throw. He then clinched up and landed some shots inside. They continued to work against the cage. Rampage landed some good shots and had Maldonado backing off. Rampage connected with a nice knee against the cage, and another kick. Nice left hook by Maldonado. Jackson just missed with a head kick. 10-9 Rampage.
Round 2 - Rampage said he got poked in the eye but the referee didn't step in. Maldonado clinched up and tried to dirty box. Jackson escaped. Scored with a jab and just missed with the kill shot. Back against the cage. Tons of kicks from Rampage, and uppercuts. He seemed to be a little bit tired though. Maldonado with a takedown? Okay. 10-9 Rampage.
Round 3 - Rampage continued to show off a multi-faceted game while Maldonado was content with boxing. Rampage threw counter combos to Maldonado's one punch, and continued to throw kicks and knees when necessary. Rampage with a nice elbow. Maldonado missed with a superman punch but connected with a right hook. Jackson was in control of the round, and the fight. 10-9 and 30-27 Rampage.
Quinton Jackson defeats Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Round 1 - Hard leg kick from Dollaway. And a ball shot. Leg kick from Bisping, and a right hook. Jabs from Bisping. He's telegraphing his high kick. Dollaway has a takedown attempt stuffed. Nice combo from Bisping. Dollaway with a sneaky body kick. Bisping moving in and connecting, but getting out of the way of Dollaway's combos. Dollaway just missed with a big right. Heavy leg kick from Dollaway. Bisping with a good combo. Dollaway caught him with a counter left and dropped him. Dollaway stacked him up. Bisping got up and ate three heavy shots. But he fired back right away and wobbled Dollaway at the bell. Pretty good ending to what was a pedestrian round before that. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round 2 - Dollaway tried with the home run left right away but couldn't connect. Bisping connected with a right over the top. Both men score with right hooks. Bisping stuffed a Dollaway takedown attempt with beautiful technique. Bisping with a spinning...something. A right over the top to the temple staggered Dollaway. He may have been playing possum though as he came back with his own right hook. Bisping went to the body. Dollaway connected with two more left hooks. Dollaway with a late takedown. Very close round. 10-9 Bisping.
Round 3 - Dollaway with the left hook. Bisping responded with kicks and a solid right. Dollaway with a takedown. Bisping up after just a few seconds. Dollaway with the left hook again. Bisping caught a kick and landed his own left. Heavy right from Bisping makes Dollaway shake his head. Two-punch counter combo from Bisping that both connect. Head kick from Bisping landed partially. Dollaway slipped but got up and clipped Bisping. Bisping turning up the intensity, Dollaway throwing one punch at a time. He's still landing though. Dollaway clinched up and looked for a takedown. He couldn't get it and Dollaway rolled to his back. Bisping jumped into his guard and dropped some GnP. Big knee from Bisping as Dollaway comes up. Hard right from Bisping. 10-9 and 29-28 Bisping for me, but this will be close.
Michael Bisping defeats C.B. Dollaway by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Shane Campbell vs. John Makdessi
Round 1 - Campbell kicked the front leg at the body right away. Makdessi caught the next one and looked for a takedown against the cage. Campbell was able to spin away and started kicking again. He landed a right that opened a small cut on Makdessi's nose. More kicks. Makdessi scored with a straight right. Campbell had a takedown attempt denied and Makdessi landed some shots. A HUGE right dropped Campbell and he swarmed for the finish. Campbell got back to his feet but ate a left. Campbell was still wobbled but stayed in the fight. Campbell looked for a takedown. Clear cage grab from Makdessi help him stay on his feet. Campbell got tripped but Makdessi let him back up. Makdessi droppped him again with another right. Campbell covered up but Makdessi was getting shots through and the referee stopped the fight.
John Makdessi defeats Shane Campbell by TKO (strikes), 4:53 of round one
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
Round 1 - Both men went through a long feeling-out process. After some pitter-patter strikes from both men, Jabouin slammed Almeida to the floor. Almeida squirmed away, but caught a kick on the way back to his feet. Jabouin landed a gaggle of body kicks. Almeida scored with a right over the top. Jabouin with a spinning back kick. Almeida throwing bombs but Jabouin was doing well to avoid most of them. Left hook from Almeida hurt Jabouin and he turned it on against the cage, bombing away with elbows and punches. Jabouin was just covering up, so the referee stopped the fight despite Jabouin not going down. Good stoppage though.
Thomas Almeida defeats Yves jabouin by TKO (strikes), 4:18 of round one