clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

TJ Dillashaw vs Renan Barao rematch booked for UFC 186 main event on April 25 in Montreal

New, comments
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight titleholder Renan Barao will get a chance to exact his revenge against the man who stripped him of the belt, reigning 135-pound kingpin TJ Dillashaw (thanks largely in part to this).

Sorry, no pants will be crapped.

They'll do the deed in the main event of the upcoming UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 25, 2015, recently made official for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, assuming the Brazilian doesn't slip in the bathtub, or pass out, or whatever his mishap was at UFC 177.

His inability to make the "Sac-Town" weigh ins forced the promotion to elevate Joe Soto from the "Prelims" and while he put up a good fight, the new and improved Dillashaw (11-2) was too much for him to handle. In fact, "The Viper" has looked unstoppable since shocking the world back at UFC 173, when he beat the snot out of Barao (33-2, 1 NC) before finishing him off with strikes.

Now the promotion will ask him to do it again to prove it wasn't a fluke, something the ex-champ hopes to prevent after getting back into the win column just last month. His submission win over Mitch Gagnon left something to be desired, but keep in mind this is the same fighter who went unbeaten for over 30 fights.

Who ya' got?

UFC 186 will feature a fantastic welterweight co-main event that pits hometown hero Rory MacDonald against hulking Cuban interloper Hector Lombard (more on that fight here). Elsewhere on the card, longtime middleweight gatekeeper Michael Bisping returns to action against CB Dollaway.

You dig?