UFC 186 is a card that has been hindered by injuries and has had some drama. The biggest injury was TJ Dillashaw, who hurt his ribs and his title defense against Renan Barao was canceled. The drama leading up to UFC 186 was between Bellator and Rampage Jackson. One minute Rampage was no longer fighting and then the next he was back on the card. You can look here to read more about it.

All of the drama and injuries aside, UFC 186 features the flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi.

Johnson is arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He is currently 21-2-1 and has won his last seven fights. Five of the seven victories have been title defense and he will be defending his belt once more against Horiguchi.

Horiguchi is 4-0 in the UFC and 15-1 in his career. He is currently the #7 ranked flyweight, but that does not mean he is not ready for this opportunity. Many believe that Johnson cannot be beat and Horiguchi is going to try and show the world they are wrong.

Other notable fights:

Rampage Jackson vs. #12 Fabio Maldonado

#10 Michael Bisping vs. #11 CB Dollaway

Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs

#3 Alexis Davis vs. #5 Sarah Kaufman

Here are my predictions for the Fight Night bonuses:

Fight of the Night:

This is a hard one for me because there is a couple fights I believe could take home the bonus, but I have to go with the main event. I think the Johnson vs. Horiguchi fight is going to surprise a lot of people. Many believe Johnson will run through Horiguchi and dominate the fight. However, I do not, I think that Horiguchi will hold his own against Johnson and make this a fight to remember earning this fight the Fight of the Night bonus.

Performance of the Night:

First performance of the night bonus is easy for me: Michael Bisping. I think Bisping is going to run through Dollaway and end the fight with a bang. His TKO/KO finish will earn him a Performance of the Night bonus.

Next one was a little harder, but I did some digging and made my prediction: Oliver Aubin-Mercier. Aubin-Mercier has won all six of his professional fights by submission and I think he will get number seven on Saturday. Look for him to finish the fight with an impressive submission and earn himself a Performance of the Night bonus.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.