“Countdown to UFC 186” debuted Sunday on Fox Sports 1 to help promote Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast, and believe me when I tell you, the struggling card needs as much hoopla help as it can get.
Injury, the removal of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from the co-main event and an overall lack of significant fights and star power, this event has been doomed for quite some time.
The bantamweight rematch between champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao was supposed to headline the gig, but a cracked rib forced Dillashaw to withdraw.
So reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) and challenger Kyoji Horiguchi get the bump to top billing. Remember the last time Johnson headlined a PPV in Canada (Please see: UFC 174 disaster)?
Nonetheless, here we go again. Get your $59.95 ready!
Please click the media players below to watch “Countdown to UFC 186”:
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Demetrious Johnson:
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway:
Here is UFC 187‘s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
Fox Sports 1 (8PM ET/5PM PT)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell
Steve Bosse vs. Fabio Maldonado
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)