Johnson-Horiguchi headlines UFC 186

Returning former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson takes on sturdy brawler Fabio Maldonado, highly rated youngster Thomas Almeida has a golden opportunity against the popular Yves Jabouin and Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway takes to the Bell Centre in a middleweight contest between two veterans.

The UFC 186 headliner, though, features Demetrious Johnson, as he puts his flyweight belt on the line against the talented Kyoji Horiguchi in what promises to be a memorable battle.

Johnson is unbeaten in the division since dropping down to flyweight and has made short work of his last four opponents through a combination of brutality and intelligence.

Horiguchi has spent most of his professional career under the tutelage of legendary Norifumi Yamamoto and is blessed with a remarkable array of long-range attacking options.

Whether or not Horiguchi is able to impose his style on Johnson remains to be seen but the fight, and UFC 186 as a whole, promises to be a thrilling event.

Main Card

Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi for flyweight title
Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Shane Campbell vs. John Makdessi
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin

Preliminary Card

Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud

Preliminary Card

Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos