For the second straight time, the rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (pictured) and Renan Barao will have to wait for another day.
On Tuesday, the UFC reported Dillashaw has been forced to pull out of the April 25 scrap with a fractured rib.
No word on how long Dillashaw will be forced to ride the pine. It is also unknown if Barao will remain on the card against a different opponent.
Despite being a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite to blast Dillashaw in their initial encounter at UFC 173, Dillashaw came out of nowhere to dominate the Brazilian. Barao was granted an immediate rematch to reclaim his throne at UFC 177, but he was forced to withdraw just 24 hours before showtime after his body failed trying to make weight.
The good news is UFC 186 will still feature a title tilt. The co-main event between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi now gets bumped to the top slot.
Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s revised lineup:
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)