UFC officials announced yesterday that a flyweight title fight betweeen current champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Kyoji Horiguchi will now headline the April 25 event.
The move comes shortly after news broke that UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury forcing him out of his scheduled main event rematch with former division title holder Renan Barao.
The Johnson vs. Horiguchi title fight was originally slated to serve as the co-main event for UFC 186.
With the change, a light heavyweight fight featuring former champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on Fabio Maldonado has been promoted to co-main event status.
Here is the new UFC 186 fight card:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
•Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for flyweight title
•Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
•Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
•John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
•Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
•Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
•Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
•Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
•Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
•Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
•Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
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