UFC 186 Is In Desperate Need Of Hype, Will ‘Countdown’ Video Help?

Written by Tom Ngo
April 20th, 2015


“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:

Preliminary Card:

(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

Main Card:

(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)

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