Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Takes UFC 186 Main Event Slot

March 24, 2015
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With TJ Dillashaw having to withdraw from his UFC 186 main event title defense against Renan Barao, UFC officials have opted to move Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi into the headlining slot.

It took officials little time to make the call, announcing that Johnson’s flyweight title defense would take the main slot just hours after Dillashaw fell out of his scheduled bout. Johnson vs. Horiguchi was already the co-main event on the bill.

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Demetrious Johnson vs Kyoji Horiguchi 750In moving the flyweight championship into the spotlight, UFC officials added that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson‘s return to the Octagon would move into the main support slot vacated by Johnson vs. Horiguchi. Rampage squares off with Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186.

The Rampage bout could also be in jeopardy, however, as Bellator has filed suit against the defecting fighter, asking a judge for an injunction to stop his return to the Octagon, while the legalities of him breaking his contract are sorted out.

But for now, the new-look UFC 186 features Johnson vs. Horiguchi and Rampage vs. Maldonado on April 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    You’re more than right Ken. The courts will send a stop order to the UFC until Bellator gets their day in court. Maybe they can get Brock to… awe snap, he just signed with the WWE.

  • Brian Shepherd76

    UFC 186 welcome to the lowest PPV buys ever. This card stinks from top to bottom!

  • snapdad

    this card is now officially sh*t.

  • polk14

    Only Mighty Mouse family members will buy this card. It should be moved to Fox sports 1.

  • shakejunt

    rabble rabble rabble.

    get over it. you were all just gonna stream it anyway.

  • Dan

    Wonder how much attention Horiguchi has in Japan so far.