On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Montreal to bring fight fans UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi live from the Bell Centre. The main card was featured on pay per view with preliminary card bouts being aired on UFC Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s 125-pound belt was on the line as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson looked to defend his title for a sixth time against Japanese phenom Kyoji Horiguchi.

The 28-year old Johnson (21-2-1) captured the inaugural UFC flyweight championship at UFC 152 and has defended it five times, including a second round submission win over Chris Cariaso in his last outing at UFC 178. The challenger Horiguchi (15-1) enters the bout riding a nine fight win streak that includes four straight in the UFC Octagon.

In the night’s co-main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) makes his return to the Octagon to face Brazilian slugger Fabio Maldonado (22-7).

The entire recap from the card along with the results from the prelims can be found below.

Main Card Summary

Kicking things off on the main card bantamweights Jabouin and Almeida took the center of the Octagon. Jabouin had some success early but once Almeida found his timing and range it was only a matter of time. The youngster starting landing hard precision shots that forced the referee to stop the bout late in the first round.

The next bout of the evening featured a catchweight bout between talented strikers Makdessi and Campbell. Campbell opened the fight by landing some vicious leg kicks, keeping the shorter Makdessi on the outside. But then Makdessi found his range and closed the distance. Makdessi dropped Campbell with a big punch and swarmed him but Campbell was able to survive. But the writing was on the wall and Makdessi continued to land heavy shots eventually forcing the stoppage.

The third bout on the main card featured a middleweight bout between mainstays Bisping and Dollaway. Both men came out firing in the first round and both had one another in trouble at different points. The second round continued with both men landing solid strikes. But Dollaway clearly began to slow in the second due to Bisping’s pace. The third round went much like the first two; Dollaway landing big shots here and there and Bisping staying active and scoring in bunches. Bisping’s high output and constant pressure was enough to earn him the victory on the judges’ scorecards.

The co-main event of the evening featured another rare catchweight bout between Rampage and Maldonado. Rampage came out of the gates looking crisp and strong, mixing kicks and knees into his arsenal. Maldonado ate a lot of shots in the first round but he kept coming forward. The second round saw Maldonado really putting pressure on Rampage; pressing him into the cage and really working the body. But while Rampage looked winded he was still able to land crisp, clean strikes. The third round saw Rampage catch his second wind and he completely outworked his opponent. With a varied attack and crisp combinations Ramage took the fight on the judges’ scorecards.

In the main event of the evening UFC flyweight champion Johnson took on Horiguchi. The first round saw both fighters putting their impressive movement and footwork on display. Neither fighter really scored big but both were able to land here and there. Johnson came out in the second round really looking to impose his will. Horiguchi was able to tag Johnson early but then Johnson just took control of the fight. Chaining combinations and takedowns together perfectly. Round three again saw Johnson looking to take the center of the cage and press the action. Horiguchi’s fitness was thoroughly tested by Johnson. Heading into the championship rounds Johnson was clearly ahead and he continued to pour it on Horiguchi. The pressure continued into the fifth round as Johnson continued to run away with the bout. Even with the fight well in hand Johnson pushed for the finished ultimately securing an armbar at 4:59 of round five to retain his flyweight title.

FULL RESULTS

Demetrious Johnson def. Kyoji Horiguchi for the UFC flyweight title by Submission (armbar). Round 5, 4:59
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Fabio Maldonado by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Bisping def. C.B. Dollaway by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Makdessi def. Shane Campbell by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:53
Thomas Almeida def. Yves Jabouin by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:18
Patrick Cote def. Joe Riggs by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexis Davis def. Sarah Kaufman by Submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:52
Chad Laprise def. Bryan Barberena by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. David Michaud by Submission (rear naked choke). Round 3, 3:24
Nordine Taleb def. Chris Clements by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Valerie Letourneau def. Jessica Rakoczy by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Randa Markos def. Aisling Daly by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.