UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking earlier today.
Alexis Davis will fight for the first time since her brutal UFC 175 title fight loss to Ronda Rousey this past July in Las Vegas. Prior to the loss, Davis was riding a five-fight win streak which included UFC decision wins over Rosi Sexton, Liz Carmouche and Jessica Eye.
Meanwhile, Sarah Kaufman was last seen in action at April of 2014’s TUF Nations Finale event in Quebec City, where she scored a decision win over Leslie Smith. Prior to that, Kaufman suffered a split-decision loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 166, which was eventually ruled a no-contest after Eye failed her post-fight drug test.
The UFC 186 pay-per-view card takes place April 25 live from Montreal’s Bell Centre. The event is headlined by a bantamweight title fight featuring current title holder T.J. Dillashaw taking on former champion Renan Barao.
With the addition, the UFC 186 fight card now looks as follows:
•T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for UFC bantamweight title
•Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for UFC flyweight title
•Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
•Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
•Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
•Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
•Kevin Barnerena vs. Chad Laprise
•John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
•Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
•Claudio Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
•Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
•Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman