ufc 186UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi takes place tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and features a flyweight championship bout between reigning title-holder Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (21-2-1) and Japanese knockout artist Kyoji Horiguchi (15-1). Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) makes his promotional return against heavy-handed Fabio Maldonado (22-7) in the co-main event.

PMN will provide live results and round-by-round updates starting with the Fight Pass prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET, moving to the Fox Sports 1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET and the main card at 10 p.m. ET.


Main Card

  • Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
  • Catchweight (215 lbs): Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Middleweight: Michael Bisping def. CB Dollaway via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Catchweight (160 lbs): John Makdessi def. Shane Campbell via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:53
  • Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida def. Yves Jabouin via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:18

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

  • Welterweight: Patrick Cote def. Joe Riggs via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Alexis Davis def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:52
  • Lightweight: Chad Laprise def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. David Michaud via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:24

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Welterweight: Nordine Taleb def. Chris Clements via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Women’s Strawweight: Valerie Letourneau def. Jessica Rakoczy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Women’s Strawweight: Randa Markos def. Aisling Daly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


115 lbs: Randa Markos vs. Aisling Daly

Round 1 – Leg kick and right hand from Markos. Daly with a leg kick but gets tagged with a counter punch. Markos ends up taking Daly’s back after countering a takedown. Markos has both hooks in, moves to top control and locks up an arm triangle from half guard. Markos gets to side mount with the choke. Daly survives and gets to her feet and scores a takedown before the bell. 10-9 Markos

Round 2 – Daly with a body kick, right hand. Right hook from Markos. Right from Daly. She presses Markos to the cage, drops levels looking for the takedown, and gets it. Daly is unable to hold her down. Markos gets up and uses a hip toss to take Daly down head first into the canvas. Markos tries working from side mount but Daly gets to her feet and presses Markos back to the cage. Daly gets Markos back down and cuts her open and is working the ground and pound from North-South. Markos gets up but Daly locks on her neck before the bell. 10-9 Daly

Round 3 – Leg kick Markos. Daly pressing forward, backs Markos to the cage. Marks is able to get the body lock and turn Daly to the cage. Daly turns her back around but Markos gets a trip takedown into side mount. Markos traps an arm and lands some short punches. Markos gets to her feet but Daly doesn’t give her an inch, looks for a leg but ends up on bottom with Markos in full mount with 90 seconds to go. Marks looks for an armor with a minute to go. Daly defends but remains in danger the rest of the round. 10-9 Markos

OFFICIAL RESULT: Randa Markos def. Aisling Daly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

115 lbs: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau

Round 1 – Rakoczy pushes her to the cage where she works some body shots. They separate to the center. Rakoczy scores with a takedown. Letourneau locks up a triangle, Rakoczy tries slamming her way out but just makes it tighter. She also has a straight armbar but Rakoczy escapes. Back to the feet, Letourneau gets Rakoczy back to the canvas. Rakoczy tries to sweep and ends up on top. Valerie goes for a leg lock but Rakoczy pulls out and takes top control in half guard. Jessica gets to side mount with a head lock. Letourneau sweeps before the bell. Competitive round. 10-9 Rakoczy

Round 2 – Lots of clinch fighting for the first half of the round. Letourneau landing the more significant shots causing Rakoczy to break out of the clinch and back up. Letourneau with a nice couple body kicks. Thai clinch and knee from Rakoczy, and a nice left uppercut to the body. 10-9 Rakoczy

Round 3 – Rakoczy’s right eye is swollen badly from Letourneau’s jab. The doctor checks it before the round starts. Letourneau scores with a head kick early that stuns Rakoczy momentarily. They clinch up and Rakoczy backs out. Body kick from Letourneau. They trade kicks and Letourneau defends a takedown attempt. Rakoczy pushes her to the cage. Elbow from Letourneau on the break. Leg kick follows. Body kick counter from Letourneau. Again. Jab from Rakoczy. 90 seconds to go. Straight right from Rakoczy. Jab. Right hand. Left hook. Jab from Letourneau. Rakoczy still coming forward but Letourneau takes her down before the bell and takes mount. Close round. Rakoczy 10-9

OFFICIAL RESULT: Valerie Letourneau def. Jessica Rakoczy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

170 lbs: Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements

Round 1 – Round 1 – Taleb takes a low blow and time is called. Left hook from Taleb stuns Clements. Heavy leg kick from Clements. Taleb gets a takedown from the clinch. Clements back to the feet as Taleb presses him to the cage. Jab from Taleb, leg kick from Clements which sets up a takedown from Taleb. Taleb takes side mount, drops an elbow and looks to pass. Taleb postures up with an elbow. And a couple more before the bell. 10-9 Taleb

Round 2 – Right hand from Clements, leg kick. Another leg kick. Taleb with the takedown though. Clements gives up his back. Taleb ends up on his back, with Taleb on top. Clements gets to his feet but immediately Taleb pulls his legs out from under him. Clements goes for a chimera but Clements escapes and returns to top control. Big right from Taleb. Clements gets to his feet before the bell. 10-9 Taleb

Round 3 – Taleb with a takedown early. Clements eventually gets back to his feet. Overhand right from Clements scores. He’s looking for the big one. High kick from Taleb. Again. Big right counter from Taleb. Taleb counters a leg kick with a right hand and takedown. One minute to go. Taleb controlling from side mount as the bell sounds. 10-9 Taleb

OFFICIAL RESULT: Nordine Taleb def. Chris Clements via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

155 lbs: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud

Round 1 – High kick from Mercier. Right hook follows. Mercier times a duck under takedown. Michaud fighting to get up as Mercier rides his back, landing punches. Body lock from Mercier. Michaud in a 3 and 4-point stance. Mercier putting knees to thighs, lands more punches softening Michaud up. Half the round gone. More knees to thighs. Mercier takes his back with both hooks in. Body triangle locked. Lets the triangle go and is searching for the choke/back to the cage. Mercier tightens the body triangle back up. 10-9 Mercier

Round 2 – Right counter from Mercier. Right from Michaud. Another right from Mercier. Michaud lands a counter right that drops Mercier to one knee. He’s right back up though and scores with a head kick. Michaud eats it and continues pressing forward. Mercier hurts Michaud with a body kick and he goes down. Mercier trying to finish but Michaud gets to a four point stance. Left right from Michaud on the break. One minute to go. Right counter from Michaud. Body kick from Mercier. 10-9 Mercier

Round 3 – Mercier trying to drag Michaud down early with a body lock. Mercer gets him down and gets both hooks in, moves to a body triangle. Mercier locks up the RNC and Michaud taps quickly.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. David Michaud via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:24

155 lbs: Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena

Round 1 – Big inside leg kick from Barberena. Inside kick from Laprise. Barberena with another. They trade a few more. Laprise with a couple nice high kicks. They trade punches. Laprise with a big right left combo. Inside leg kick from Barberena. Low kick from Laprise. Spinning back kick follows. Jab. Laprise scores again with a couple head kicks and is teeing off with punches now. Barberena with a body kick. Jab from Laprise. Leg kick. Overhand right from Barberena. Laprise with a left hook counter. 10-9 Laprise

Round 2 – Laprise takes the center quick. Inside leg kick. Left counter, high kick from Laprise. He backs him to the cage with a couple punches. Body kick from Laprise. Barberena scores with a right jab. Right counter from Laprise. Leg kick from Barberena. Again. Inside leg kick from Laprise. Overhand right from Barberena. Clinch and takedown attempt from Barberena. Elbow on the break from Laprise. Jab. Right counter from Laprise. Nice leg kick from Barberena. Body kick. Barberena pressuring. Clinch, knee from Barberena. Closer round but I’d still give it to Laprise 10-9 even though he’s slowing down.

Round 3 – Body kick from Barberena. Nice jab from Laprise. Again. High kick. Clinch, trip from Barberena. He can’t hold him down though. Clinched against the cage. Laprise backs out. Leg kick Barberena. Right from Barberena. Laprise with a right counter. Nice left from Barberena. Two minutes to go. Laprise bleeding from a cut on top of his head. Clinch, knees and elbows from Barberena. he taunts Laprise by throwing his hands up. Clinch and knees from Barberena. Barberena pressuring. Overhand right, spinning backfist from Laprise. 10-9 Barberena

OFFICIAL RESULT: Chad Laprise def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

135 lbs: Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman

Round 1 – Couple of leg kicks from Kaufman. Davis scores with punches. Kaufman scores with a couple rights. Another right. Jab. Clinch, dirty boxing from both. Davis turns her to the cage. Front kick from Kaufman after the separation. Clinch, Kaufman presses her to the cage. Davis with a Thai clinch, turns Kaufman to the cage and looks for the single. Kaufman with some knees and a short elbow on the break. Jab from Davis at the bell. 10-9 Kaufman

Round 2 – Inside leg kick from Davis. Kaufman returns same. Right hand over the top. Kaufman with a solid right counter punch. Davis scores a takedown and lands in mount. Looking for a triangle as Kaufman rolls her over. Kaufman landing some hammerfists. Davis transitions to an armbar, goes belly down and Kaufman taps out. It takes a while for the ref to realize what’s going on but Davis wins.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Alexis Davis def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:52

170 lbs: Patrick Côté vs. Joe Riggs

Round 1 – Riggs with a takedown early, he takes Cote’s back with both hooks in. Cote gets to his feet but Riggs is still on him. Cote peels off one hook and ends up on top in half guard and landing punches. Riggs trying to get up, Cote pressing him to the cage landing punches. Cote drops levels and puts Riggs on his butt. Cote working from top control. Riggs gets ton one knee. Cote with a knee to body. Riggs gets to his feet. Cote takes him right back down though, and takes top control in half guard. Riggs makes his way up but Cote immediately puts him back down. Cote looking for a chimera from half guard. Riggs pulls his arm out. Cote moves to side mount. Riggs gets to his feet before the bell but Cote puts him back down. 10-9 Cote

Round 2 – Leg kick and right hand from Cote, but Riggs counters with a right of his own that stuns Cote. Cote clinches up. Cote scores with a couple punches. Inside leg kick from Riggs. Clinch. Riggs with a right elbow in the clinch as he presses Cote to the cage. Another elbow. Cote puts Riggs on his back before the bell. 10-9 Cote

Round 3 – Riggs jumps on a guillotine attempt early but Cote escapes. Riggs takes his back. Cote spins around and takes top control where he unloads with punches. Cote inside full guard. Cote staying busy with 2 minutes to go. Cote moves to side mount. Under a minute to go as Riggs gets to his feet. Cote pressing him to the cage, Riggs reverses and has Cote against the cage where he’s throwing knees. Cote tries to hit the switch but ends up with Riggs on his back. Cote tries to scramble before the bell. 10-9 Cote

OFFICIAL RESULT: Patrick Cote def. Joe Riggs via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

135 lbs: Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida

Round 1 – I like Jabouin trap style hand movements. Inside leg kick from Almeida. Body kick from Jabouin. He dumps Almeida on his back, inside full guard. Almeida gets to his feet. Left body kick from Jabouin. Inside leg kick from Almeida. Nice block from Jabouin. Right from Almeida. Left body kick and jab from Jabouin. Left hook to the body from Almeida. Overhand right follows. Body kick from Jabouin again. Again. Almeida swinging heat. Nice left right from Jabouin. Left to body from Almeida. Head kick from Jabouin slaps the cheek. Nice left hook stuns Jabouin but Almeida comes back strong with a big body/head punch combo that hurts Jabouin and the ref stops it on the feet.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Thomas Almeida def. Yves Jabouin via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:18

160 lbs: John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell

Round 1 – Leg kick from Campbell. Another. Body kick. Right hand from Makdessi. Left. Leg kick from Campbell. Makdessi catches the next kick and clinches up, looking for the takedown. Campbell is wiry and evades the takedown. Right hook, front kick, leg kick from Campbell. Right hook from Makdessi. Leg kick from Campbell, body kick. Front kick from Makdessi. Knee to the body from Campbell. Leg kick. Right hand lands solid from Makdessi. Body jab follows. Makes stuffs a takedown and counters with punches. He drops Campbell with a big right and is all over him. Campbell takes several big punches but gets to his feet and fires back. Makes with a big left on the chin. Campbell, still hurt, shoots in and presses Makdessi to the cage. Campbell backs out. Makdessi catches a kick and trips him. He’s back up but gets dropped with a left. Makdessi swarms him and the ref stops it.

OFFICIAL RESULT: John Makdessi def. Shane Campbell via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:53

185 lbs: Michael Bisping vs. CB Dollaway

Round 1 – Touch gloves. Jab from Lisping. Big leg kick from Dollaway. Another. Inside leg kick from Bisping. Left lead hook from Bisping. High kick, blocked. Inside leg kick from Bisping. Then stuffs a Dollaway takedown attempt. Nice punch combo from Bisping. Inside leg kick. Low kick from Dollaway. Big right hand from Dollaway. High kick from Bisping is blocked. Nice leg kick from Bisping. Leg kick from Dollaway. Jab from Bisping. Overhand right follows. Right hook but Dollaway drops Bisping with a punch. He stacks Bisping, lands a right. Bisping is up and lands a big right. Dollaway fires back. Then Bisping lands a head kick and punches before the bell. Great fight! 10-9 Dollaway

Round 2 – Overhand right from Bisping. Inside leg kick from the Brit. Right hook counter from Dollaway. Jab. CB shoots, stuffed. Wheel kick from Bisping lands on the shoulder. Body kick from Bisping. Overhand right from Bisping. Dollaway looks hurt as Bisping follows up with punches and kicks. Dollaway throwing heat though. If he connects it could be over. Uppercut from Bisping scores as CB ducks into it. CB with a couple left hooks that cut Bisping over his left eye. Dollaway shoots and gets Bisping down before the bell. 10-9 Bisping

Round 3 – Takedown from Dollaway early. Bisping gets back up. Nice left hook from Dollaway. Bisping returns with a one two. Inside leg kick and a right hand from Bisping. Left hook from Dollaway. Body kick. Bisping scores with a left. Jab from Dollaway. Bisping with a couple inside leg kicks. Right hand from Dollaway. Jab and a left hook from Bisping. Inside leg kick from Bisping. Bisping is being much more active. CB shoots. Bisping stuffs it and lands a left and gets top control of Dollaway and landing punches. Dollaway back up. Bisping with a big right. 10-9 Bisping. Great fight.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Michael Bisping def. CB Dollaway via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

215 lbs: Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado

Round 1 – Rampage in his face flashing a jab. They exchange lead left hooks. Big leg kick from Rampage. Clinch, Maldonado’s back to the cage. Rampage backs out with an uppercut. Left hook to the body from Rampage. Jab, right uppercut from Rampage, nice leg kick. Great seeing Rampage throwing leg kicks. Body shot from Fabio. Right hook and big punch combinations from Rampage, Maldonado backed to the wall. Rampage looks really good tonight. Best he’s looked in a very long time. Maybe ever. Double jab from Rampage. Leg kick. Body shot from Maldonado. Rampage to the body and uppercut. Maldonado calls him on. Rampage just misses a head kick. 10-9 Rampage

Round 2 – Dirty boxing, Maldonado backs him to the cage. Thai plum and a knee from Jackson. Rampage circles out to center. Rampage backed to the cage. He lands a uppercut and circles out. Left hook to the body and three more hooks from Page, looking beastly. Another combo from Rampage, kick, left hook. Damn, who is this guy? Elbow from Maldonado against the cage. Knee from Jackson. Body shot from Fabio, more. Jab. Right to the body from Rampage, leg kick. Uppercut from Fabio. Body jab. Leg kick. Uppercut from Jackson. Fabio calls him on. Uppercut from Page. Leg kick, body kick. Uppercut. Page stalking. Fabio dodges a combo and puts Page down with a takedown. Ends the round on top. 10-9 Rampage

Round 3 – Both these guys have incredible chins. Maldonado took some big shots in that last round. Double jab from Jackson. They trade jabs. Fabio checks a leg kick. Body shot from Fabio. Page with a big right hook to the body. Boom. Great head movement from Jackson. Body jab. Left lead hook from Maldonado. Right left from Page. Jab from Fabio. Uppercut, and another from Page. Jab from Maldonado. Big four punch combo from Page to the head. Fabio’s mouthpiece falls out. He picks it up. Clinched against the cage. Rampage with an elbow as Maldonado presses him to the cage. Rampage circles out. Elbow from Rampage. Punch combo to the head. Body shot, uppercut. Left hook from Maldonado. He presses Page to the cage. Nice elbow from Page. They hug after the bell. 10-9 Rampage

OFFICIAL RESULT: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Here’s the most important thing. Quinton cut probably the best MMA promo I’ve ever seen after his interview. I don’t even know what he said aside from “I’m back” and something about repping Memphis but it was amazing. Who is this guy? His fighting looks the best I remember. His boxing is off the richter. Seriously. And he looks like a heavyweight. He should fight at heavyweight. He looks huge. But the promo he cut was absolutely tremendous. Watch it if you can. I’ll try to find it. Or send us the link if you see it please. Beast. This Quinton Jackson can sell a lot of tickets and PPVs.

125 lbs TITLE FIGHT: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

Round 1 – Touch gloves. Body kick from Horiguchi. Leg kick from DJ. Right hook from DJ. Body kick from Kyoji. Leg kick from DJ. Lead left from Horiguchi puts Johnson on his heels.  Body kick from Horiguchi. DJ shoots, presses Horiguchi to the cage. Knee. Knee. Kyoji circles out. Front kick from Johnson. Two right hooks, a left hook and a takedown from DJ. Wow. Horiguchi on his butt, back to the cage. Johnson on top trying to flatten him out. Horiguchi back up. Big inside leg kick from Horiguchi. DJ ducks into a knee looking for a takedown. Body kick from Horiguchi. Close round. Gun to head pick Horiguchi.

Round 2 – Knee, inside leg kick from DJ. Horiguchi with a punch combo and knee. Johnson presses him to the cage. Kyoto turns him around and gets the trip takedown. DK back up. Left on the break from Kyoji. DJ with a duck under takedown. He fights to hold Horiguchi down but can do little more than control him. Knee to the body from Johnson as Horiguchi gets up. High kick, takedown from Johnson. Takedown from DJ. They trade punches until Johnson scores another takedown with under a minute to go. Knee to the body and a couple rights from DJ as Horiguchi gets up. Body kick, right hand from Johnson. 10-9 Johnson

Round 3 – Round 3 – Big body kick from DJ. Leg kick. He shoots, stuffed. Leg kick inside from Horiguchi. Brief clinch. Body lock takedown from DJ. Side mount. Front headlock. Horiguchi gets back to his feet using the cage. Left hook from Horiguchi as Johnson rushes in. Body kick from DJ. He times a perfect takedown after having one stuffed a moment earlier. DJ in side mount but can’t get anything off with under a minute left. DJ gets him in a crucifix and is landing shots but Horiguchi survives the round. 10-9 Johnson

Round 4 – Leg kick from Johnson. Right from Horiguchi. Body kick from Johnson. Clinch against the cage, dirty boxing. Exchange knees. Johnson with a takedown but can’t keep him there. Drags him back down, controlling. Back to the feet. Leg kick from DJ. Body jab. Leg kick, jumping knee from DJ. Right hook and knee from Johnson following a clinch. Johnson looks a little off tonight. Horiguchi’s nose bleeding. Kyoji catches a kick and tries to dump Johnson but is unable to get him fully down. 10-9 Johnson

Round 5 – Takedown from DJ. Passes to side mount. Horiguchi with a hip escape to his knees. DJ gets on his back with one hook in. Horiguchi escapes to his feet. Leftt hand and a takedown from DJ. Side mount. Horiguchi scrambles to his feet but DJ immediately puts him back down. Back to side control. With 1:11 left DJ takes his back but can’t hold it. Knee to the body from DJ, again as they stand. Another takedown from DJ. Side mount with crucifix. DJ is teeing off with right hands and elbows. In the final seconds of the bout DJ transitions to an armbar and gets the tap in the final second of the match at 4:59 of the 5th round… the latest stoppage ever according to Joe Rogan. Very impressive.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Demetrious Johnson def. Kyoji Horiguchi via submission (armbar) – Round 5, 4:59


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