Welcome to our live coverage of UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The main card airs live on PPV, with four additional preliminary bouts airing on FOX Sports 1, and three preliminary bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass. We have a preview of the show HERE and weigh-in results HERE. We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's show, so you can leave a thumbs up, a thumbs down, or a thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst fight to firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS-6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT):
Women's Strawweights: Randa Markos vs. Aisling Daly
First round: Markos landing. Markos landed a right. Daly landed a punch from the clinch. Daly’s left cheek is bruised. Markos landed a right and Daly pushed her into the cage. Daly tried a throw but Markos moved quickly to the top. Markos now has her back. Markos with a body triangle. Markos is working for an arm triangle. Daly is in trouble. Daly back up. Daly took her down just as the round ended. 10-9 Markos.
Second round: Daly now landing. Markos landed a big right. Daly pushed her into the fence. Daly trying for a takedown. She got it. Daly landing punches. Markos up and grabbed a headlock takedown and Markos throwing punches on the ground. Daly up but Markos landed a knee. Markos went for a takedown but Daly rolled to the top. Markos is bleeding heavily from a punch on the ground. Markos bleeding from the left eye. Elbow by Daly and more punches from the top. Daly landing punches and was working for a choke as the round ended. Daly’s round so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Daly moved in looking for a takedown. Markos with a headlock takedown. Markos with punches from the top. Daly escaped and got up. Daly tried a takedown but Markos landed on top in full mount. That will probably win her the fight. Markos working for an armbar. Markos landing punches. Markos still working for the armbar. Markos throwing punches. Daly with a short power bomb to get out of the armbar. Markos’ round 29-28.
Scores: 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for Markos
Women's Strawweights: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau
First round: Rakoczy put her against the fence and threw some body punches. Body punches by Rakoczy. Takedown by Rakoczy. Letourneau has a triangle. Letourneau also working for an armbar. Rakoczy escaped. Letourneau took her down. Letourneau went for an amrbar and Rakoczy got the top position. Letenrouenau worked for a leglock but Rakoczy escaped and on top. Rakoczy has a headlock on the ground. Letourneau reversed as the round ended. Letourneau 10-9 but close.
Second round: Body kick by Letourneau. Rakoczy’s right eye is swollen. Letourneau landing punches. Both landing punches. Trading body kicks. Letorneau with a body kick . Rakcozy with jabs. Trading more punches. Close round, Letourneau 20-18
Third round: Rakoczy’s right eye looks bad. The doctor came in to check. She said she could see. I think she’s lying. She said she was in no pain. I think she’s lying there as well. Letourneau landed a head kick that she couldn’t see coming. Traded knees in he clinch. Rakoczy landed punches but Letourneau took her down. Letourneau 30-27.
Scores: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Letourneau
Welterweights: Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements
First round: Body kick by Clements. Hard body kick back. Low kick by Clements. Clements kicked him in the groin. Left by Table. Spin kick b Clements. Taleb with knees to the body. Another knee by Taleb. Taleb threw him down. Clements up and landed two knees to the body. Elbow landed by Taleb. Low kick by Clements. Taleb took him down. Taleb with an elbow. Elbow by Taleb. Another elbow by Taleb. He landed one more hard elbow on the ground. Taleb 10-9.
Second round: Taleb with a takedown. Taleb with an elbow. Taleb with elbows from the top. Takedown by Taleb. Clements working for a Kimura but didn’t have it. Taleb landing more shots from the top. Taleb 20-18.
Third round: Taleb took him right down. Taleb has his back. Another takedown by Taleb. Clements got up. Body kick by Taleb. Clements landed some punches. Hard right by Clements. Taleb with a kick. Nice right by Taleb. Clements threw a kick and was taken down. Clements now bleeding from the right eyebrow from an elbow. Taleb 30-27.
Scores: All three judges have it 30-27 Taleb. No other score was really possible.
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1-8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Lightweights: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
First round: Head kick by Mercier. Mercier in with punches. Takedown by Mercier. Mercier landing punches from back position. Mercier has his back. He’s working for a choke. Aubin-Mercier 10-9.
Second round: Mercier with a head kick. He went for a takedown but didn’t get it. Body kick by Mercier. Mercier landed a left and right. Michaud dropped him with a right. Nice head kick by Mercier. Mercier dropped him with a kick to the body and Mercier pounded on him. Knee to the body by Mercier. Michaud and landed some punches. Boyd kick by Mercier. Mercier 20-18.
Third round: Mercier with a body kick. Mercier got behind him. He got his back on the ground. Mercier working for a choke. He’s throwing punches and has the body triangle. He got the choke and it’s over.
Lightweights: Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena
First round: Laprise with a body kick. Laprise with a right. Laprise landed a series of punches. Body kick by Barbarena. Laprise landing punches. Spin kick by Laprise. Head kick by Laprise and another one. Right by Laprise. Another hard right by Laprise. Trading body kicks. Spin kick just missed by Laprise. Barbarena landed a right. Low kick by Barbarena. Laprise 10-9.
Second round: Laprise with punches. Laprise with a body shot. Left by Laprise. Body kick by Laprise. Barbarena back with punches. Both landed. Front kick by Laprise. Body kick by Barbarena. Right by Barbarena. Closer round. Laprise 20-18.
Third round: Laprise with body shots and Barbarena with punches. Left by Laprise. Barbsaea knees in a clinch and threw him down. Laprise back up. Right by Laprise and one back by Barbarena. Spin kick by Laprise. Laprise bleeding from the top of the head. Barbarena with punches. Knees to the body by Barbarena. Left by Barbarena. Barbarena moving forward and landing. Right by Laprise and spinning backfist by Laprise. Great finish. Third round is Barbarena’s, so I’ve got 29-28 Laprise, but second round could go the other way.
Scores: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Laprise. That 30-27 score makes no sense.
Women's Bantamweights: Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
First round: Both landing punches. Kaufman landing a lot of punches. In a clinch and both landing punches. Knee and punch by Kaufman. Kaufman with punches. Nice right by Kaufman. Now they are against the fence. Elbow by Kaufman. Davis trying for a takedown. Kaufman 10-9.
Second round: Kaufman still landing. Body kick by Davis. Kaufman hurt her with a punch. Davis took her down into the mount. Davis working for a triangle. Kaufman landing good punches while being held in the triangle. Davis got the armbar for the submission. Kaufman tapped for a while before it was stopped but the ref was at a bad angle.
Welterweights: Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
First round: Crowd super hot for Cote. Riggs took him down and got his back, working for a choke. Cote reversed to the top. Cote throwing a lot of lefts on the ground. Cote landing a lot of punches. Riggs up and Cote took him down again. Another takedown by Cote. He’s working for an arm triangle. Now he’s looking for a Kimura. Cote moved to side control. Riggs up and Cote took him down again. 10-9 Cote.
Second round: Both trading. Riggs landed a nice right but Cote landed more. Cote with an elbow. Another elbow by Riggs. Nice uppercut by Cote and another punch. Nice body shot by Cote. Left by Cote. Body kick by Cote. Cote tried a takedown but didn’t get it. Cote went for an armdrag, missed and Riggs got his back. Still Cote’s round so 20-18.
Third round: Riggs got the takedown Riggs has mount. Riggs got his back and working for a choke. He’s got the body triangle Cote reversed to the top and throwing punches. Cote continuing to throw punches. Cote continuing to land punches. Cote got his back. Riggs back up. Riggs got his back standing and throwing knees. Riggs working for a choke as time was running out. Good fight. Cote 30-27.
Scores: All three had it 29-28 Cote.
MAIN CARD (PPV-10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Bantamweights: Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida
First round: Jabouin took him down Almeida back up but Jabouin landed. Right by Almeida. Jabouin with a body kick. Body shot by Almeida. Good right by Almeida. Left by Alemeida. Spin kick by Jabouin. Almeida landing lots of punches. Jabouin landed a puch. Almeida taking over. Almeida hurt him with a left hook. Almeida landed to the body and head and it was stopped by ref Yves Lavigne. Almeida looked like a future star here.
Catchweight (160 lbs.): John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell
First round: Campbell with body kicks. Makdessi going for a takedown. He couldn’t get it. Campbell landing to the body and Makdessi to the head. Makdessi bleeding from the nose. Campbell landing a low kick and a body kick. Knee by Campbell. Campbell keeps landing he low kick. Campbell tried a takedown and Makessi landed. Campbell with a body kick. Makdessi dropped him with a right. Makdessi landing tons of punches on the ground. He keeps landing punches on the ground and this was on the verge of being stopped. Campbell got up and started to recover and both were landing shots. Campbell trying for the takedown. Campbell would have gotten him down but Makdessi grabbed the fence and the ref didn’t warn him or anything. Great round. Makdessi tripped him down. Madkessi dropped him again. He’s pounding on Campbell on the ground and just before the round ended it was stopped. Best fight so far.
Middleweights: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
First round: Dollaway kicked him low. Nasty low blow. Bisping recovered quickly. Bisping with a left. Left by Dollaway. Bisping blocked the takedown. Bisping landed a nice combo. Bisping in with more punches. Big right by Dollaway. Bisping landing more but Dollaway landed the best punch. Low kick by Bisping. Left by Bisping. Bisping landing a lot of puches Dollaway dropped him and going for the fiish. Both were swinging away as the round ended. Great round. Dollaway 10-9.
Second round: Both swinging. Bisping landed a nice right. Dollaway landed a nice counter. Dollaway went for the takedown but Bisping escaped Bisping landing more punches. Bisping hurt him . Bisping landed a good right. Dollaway back with a left. Bisping with a high kick. Bisping’s eye is bleeding. Dollaway took him down. Bisping’s round. 19-19
Third round: Bisping landed a punch but Dollaway took him down. Bisping up quickly. Dollaway landed a big left. Bisping back with two punches. Left by Dollaway. Bisping landed a few. Big right by Bisping. Right and left by Bisping. Bisping landed a head kick. Bisping with a body kick. Dollaway landed a hard left. Dollaway shot in and landed a right. Right by Bisping. Right by Dollaway. Dollaway tried for a takedown but couldn’t get it. Dollaway slipped and ended up on his back. Bisping on top landing punches. Bisping is going to win this fight based on conditioning. Knee by Bisping. Big right Bisping late in the round. 29-28 Bisping.
Scores: All three have it 29-28 Bisping.
Catchweight (215 lbs.): Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
First round: Maldonado in with jabs. Jackson in with punches. Knee by Jackson. Jackson landing punches. Jackson landing hard shots and knees . Jackson with jabs. Body kick by Jackson. Maldonado with a left hook. Jackson with knees as the round ended. Jackson 10-9
Second round: Jackson said he got poked in the eye but the ref didn’t see it. Knee by Jackson. Lots of body shots by Maldonado. Jackson landing punches. Jackson landing good body shots. Kick to the body Jackson and a left. Maldonado with body shots. Jackson with knees. Jackson is tired. Jackson still landed a few punches. Jackson with more punches. Body kick by Jackson. Jackson landing more punches. Jackson still landing punches. Maldonado took him down late. Jackson puching off his back. Jacksoni 20-18.
Third round: Jackson landing punches. Body shot by Jackson. Jackson landed a good flurry. Jackson knocked Maldonado’s mouthpiece out. Fans are booing now as Maldonado has him pushed against the fence. Body shot and elbow by Jackson. Jackson landing more punches. A lot of more punches. Jackson still punching. Jackson with an elbow. Jackson 30-27.
Scores: 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 for Jackson. I didn’t see a round that Maldonado could have won.
UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson(c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
First round: Body kick by Horiguchi. Horiguchi landed a punch that sent him backwards. Johnson tried a takedown and didn’t get it. Body kick and Johnson tried a takedown. He didn’t get it. Body kick by Johnson. Johnson landed a series of punches and got the takedown. Horiguchi back up. Knee by Horiguchi moving in. Hard right by Horiguchi. Clinch and another body kick by Horiguchi 10-9 Johnson.
Second round: Left and knee by Johnson. Low kick by Johnson. Horiguchi moved in with a punch and knee and went for a takedown but he couldn’t get it. Horiguchi got a trip takedown. Horiguchi landed a left on the break. Johnson got the takedown. Knee to the body by Johnson. Another takedown by Johnson. Knee to the body by Johnson. Horiguchi up and Johnson took him down again. Crowd booing them. Johnson with another takedown. Crowd booing. Knee to the body by Johnson. Left by Horiguchi and a right by Johnson. Johnson with a right and another takedown. 20-18 Johnson.
Third round: Body kick by Johnson. Johnson with another takedown. Horiguchi landed a left hook. Body kick by Johnson. Johnson tried a takedown but didn’t get it. Horiguchi threw a punch and Johnson ducked and took him down. Johnson moved to side control. Johnson 30-27.
Fourth round: Johnson took him down again but Horiguchi back up. Another takedown by Johnson. Knee to the body. Punch and knee by Johnson. Kick to the body by Johnson. Johnson with a body kick. Johnson 40-36.
Fifth round: Johnson took him down. Johnson has his back. Trading punches. Another takedown by Johnson. Horiguchi up. Takedown by Johnson. Horiguchi has a bloody nose. Johnson has his back. Knee to the body by Johnson. Horiguchi back up. Body kick by Johnson. Another takedown by Johnson. Johnson punching on the ground. Johnson pounding on him and got armbar and Horiguchi tapped in what had to be the latest submission ever. Can’t beat that record for latest submission when the finish comes at 4:59 at the fifth round.