It's not what it once was, but the show must go on regardless.
With the rematch between Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao postponed because of injury, carrying UFC 186 fell on the "Mighty" shoulders of Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who will collide with Kyoji Horiguchi in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Saturday night (April 25, 2015) inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
That's not all.
UFC 186 will also feature a 215-pound catchweight bout between former Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson against Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event after a court injunction was lifted at the last minute (read more details here), as well as a Middleweight match up between Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway.
All that and much more.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 186 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 186 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi -- Johnson def. Horiguchi by submission (armbar) at 4:59 of Round Five
Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado -- Jackson def. Maldonado by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway -- Bisping def. Dollaway by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell -- Makdessi def. Campbell by TKO (punches) at 4:53 of Round One
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin -- Almeida def. Jabouin by TKO (punches) at 4:18 of Round One
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs -- Cote def. Riggs by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis -- Davis def. Kaufman by submission (armbar) at 1:52 of Round Two
Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise -- Laprise def. Barberena by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud -- Aubin-Mercier def. Michaud by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:24 of Round Three
Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb -- Taleb def. Clements by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy -- Letourneau def. Rakoczy by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos -- Markos def. Daly by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC 186 PLAY-BY-PLAY (PPV MAIN CARD):
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Round one: Johnson switching stance early. Glancing body kick from Horiguchi. Good right hook by the champ, answered by a body kick. Leg kick from MM. One minute in. Johnson retreats from a rush. Low single attempt fails. Inside low kick lands for him. Johnson catches a body kick and shoots in against the cage. Two minutes in. Horiguchi defending the takedown so far. Horiguchi tries to break out of the clinch, manages to do so. High kick from Johnson blocked, punching combination lands for him and he takes Horiguchi down on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Kyoji with his back on the fence, seated. Shoulder strikes from Johnson. Johnson tries to step into mount and Kyoji uses it to stand. One minute to go. Low kick from Kyoji. Horiguchi just misses with a rushing kick, does land a right straight. Johnson catches another body kick. Bell. 10-9 Johnson.
Round two: Both men flinging strikes, Johnson cracks him with a flying knee. Horiguchi blitzes, landing a good knee that Johnson shoots in on. Johnson tries to change levels. Horiguchi trips him down on the fence. Johnson stands and eats a right hook as Kyoji separates. One minute in. Johnson shoots and completes a takedown of his own, this one also against the fence. Two minutes in. Johnson so far unable to do damage on the ground. Knee to the body from Johnson as Kyoji stands, after which Johnson grabs the front headlock. Another knee and right hand as Kyoji stands. Johnson takes him down yet again. Two minutes to go.
Good knee from Johnson as he stands. Horiguchi makes space, gets taken down again. Kyoji stands and separates. Body shot from Horiguchi. Kyoji catches a head kick, can't use it. Left hook by Johnson as he shoots. One minute to go. Knee to the body by Johnson. Horiguchi stands and presses him against the fence, eating strikes on the exit. Kyoji blitz falls short. He catches a body kick and eats a hard right hand. Johnson drags him down yet again before the bell. 10-9 Johsnon.
Round three: Johnson low kicks early. Body kick from the champ. Johnson shoots in, Kyoji stays up. Low kick from the challenger. Johnson sprawled on. Kyoji lands a knee from the front headlock before they split. One minute in. Johnson grabs the rear waistlock and wrangles him to the mat. Horiguchi working to scramble up, gets to his knees on the fence. Johnson knees the body as he stands, Horiguchi answers. Another knee from Johnson, but Kyoji cracks him with a pair of hooks as Johnson pursues. Two minutes in. Body kick by Johnson. Kyoji with a low kick, catches a high kick. Johnson shoots, Horiguchi stays up. Johnson ducks a leaping hook and takes him down into guard. Two minues to go.
Johnson passes to half guard. He quickly passes to side control on the opposite side, working to isolate Horiguchi's left arm. One minute to go. Horiguchi trying to strike off his back. Johnson gets the crucifix, dropping hammerfists. He doesn't get to spend long there before the round ends. 10-9 Johnson
Round four: Body kick by Johnson, then a leg kick. Counter right by Kyoji. Johnson shoots, settles for landing a right hand. Horiguchi catches a kick. Right hand from Kyoji, which Johnson uses to move to the rear waistlock. He briefly drags Horiguchi down. Both land right hands in the clinch. One minute in. Johnson shoots immediately on the break, Horiguchi worms out. Johnson shoots yet again and gets the challenger to one knee on the fence. Horiguchi stands. Horiguchi tries a throw and Johnson gets the rear waistlock. Good body knee by the champ. Two minutes in. Kyoji gets back to his feet and separates. Johnson low kick stumbles the challenger. Body kick from Johnson, then a jumping one. Johnson shoots again. Horiguchi tries a trip. Two minutes to go.
Right hand and high knee from Johnson as he ties up again. Horiguchi makes space, eats a body kick. Good counter elbow by Horiguchi, after which he stuffs a shot. One minute to go. Horiguchi presses him against the fence. Johnson spins free. Hotiguchi catches a high kick and tries a takedown. Good body kick by Johnson after stuffing it. 10-9 Johnson.
Round five: Johnson catches Kyoji coming in and completes a single-leg. Horiguchi works for a triangle, which Johnson uses to pass. Johnson in side control. Horiguchi hip escapes and gets to his knees. One minute in. Johnson in the front headlock, moves to the seatbelt grip. Horiguchi makes space and lands a couple of good punches as Johnson chases. Johnson runs the pipe on another single-leg. Two minutes in. Johnson on top in half guard. Johnson looks to attack the far arm and Kyoji stands, avoiding an RNC in the process. Johnson shoots again and puts him on his rear. Two minutes to go.
Horiguchi with his back on the fence, bleeding from his nose. He stands and Johnson plants him again. MM passes to side control, Now he's working towards the challenger's back. Good knee to the body. One minute to go. Horiguchi stands and separates. Body kick by Johnson, who dumps him again and tries to take the back from the crucifix. Horiguchi reverses and JOhnson grabs the mounted crucifix, drilling Horiguchi with punches. In a flash, he hops over to the opposite side and slaps on an armbar that forces Horiguchi to tap, so close to the end of the fight that the bell sounds as he's tapping.
Final result: Johnson def. Horiguchi by submission (armbar)
215 lbs.: Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado
Round one: Rampage checks a low kick. Fabio tries to rush in, takes a glancing left hook. Low kick by Rampage. Fabio waves him on and Rampage obliges, clubbing him with rights to the head and body before clinching. One minute in. Rampage kneeing the body. Short uppercut by Rampage on the break. Jab to the body from Fabio, check hook by Rampage. Knee to the body from Jackson. Two minutes in. Fabio left hook blocked, Rampage flurries inside. Low kick by Jackson. Left hook from the Brazilian. Right to the gut. Short uppercut from Jackson. Fabio jabs the body and avoids a rush. Another short upper by Rampage. Two minutes to go.
Lead right by Fabio, then Rampage tees off on him on the fence with punches and body knees. Rampage pressing him against the cage. Fabio reverses. Fabio landing short blows to the body. One minute to go. Body kick by Rampage. Fabio to the body, Rampage answers and lands an uppercut upstairs. Left hook by the Brazilian. Fabio leaps in with a left hook, then ducks a head kick. Rampage knees the body near the bell. 10-9 Jackson.
Round two: Fabio comes in with a left hook, eats an uppercut inside. Rampage complains of a poke. Left hook by Rampage. Fabio moves him to the fence and looks to punch the body. Rampage grabs the Thai plum briefly. Short left hook from the Brazilian. One minute in. Rampage makes room and separates. Straight right lands for Jackson, as does a body shot for Fabio. Short lefts from Maldonado, who takes Rampage to the fence again. Rampage knees the body as Fabio sneaks in body shots. Rampage circles off. Good jab from Rampage. Short shots from Rampage and Fabio waves him on. Two minutes in. Fabio to the body in the clinch. Rampage does the same. Body kick from Rampage, then a nice left hook upstairs. Fabio jabs the body. Maldonado takes him to the fence, landing body punches at close range. Two minutes to go.
Rampage lands an elbow, eats a body shot. Maldonado chiseling away with body shots. Rampage circles off and seems fatigued. Right to the body from the American, then a leg kick. Short uppercut from Maldonado. Body jab. One minute to go. Rampage cracks him with another uppercut inside, then another. Jackson body kick. Short uppercut from Rampage, then a 1-2. Maldonado circling. Fabio hits an inside trip. Rampage tries to strike from his back. 10-9 Maldonado.
Round three: Fabio moving forward, jabs the body. Rampage leg kick checked, combo blocked. Lead right from the Brazilian, then to the body. Rampage lands a loud right to the body. One minute in. Fabio pursuing with the jab. Jackson low kick and body jab. Left hook from Jackson, Maldonado answers. Right to the body, Rampage answers. Two minutes in. Short uppercut from Jackson. Rampage tries a tired overhand right. They trade jabs. Nice combination by the American. Two minutes to go.
Rampage to the body, then with the uppercut. Leg kick lands. Right to the body from Jackson. Maldonado presses him against the fence, looking for body punches. Left hook by Maldonado on the exit. Fabio catches a kick, eats an elbow and left hook. Flurry from Rampage. Another good flurry by the American. Left hook by Maldonado, then body shots met by a flurry upstairs. Maldonado takes him to the fence, eats an elbow on the break. The two jaw at each other before the bell, then hug afterwards. 10-9 Jackson.
Final result: Jackson def. Maldonado by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Round one: Bisping sticking out the jab. Leg kick from Dollaway, then to the inside. The latter catches cup, prompting a pause. Dollaway low kick. Bisping head kick blocked. Low kick from Bisping, Dollaway tries to go high. One minute in. Both men active with their jabs. Bisping low kick. Dollaway shoots, stuffed. Two minutes in. Nice straight from Bisping during an exchange. Bisping low kick. Dollaway lands a body kick. Sweeping right hand lands for the Brit, then a left hook at the end of a combination. Two minutes to go.
Lead right by Dollaway connects. Bisping head kick blocked. Lead left hook by Dollaway. Bisping lands a leg kick. Bisping tries a spinning back kick, then eats a low kick. One minute to go. Long left hand lends for Bisping, who is then dropped with a big left hook. Dollaway drops into his guard to pound away. Bisping has his wits back, so Dollaway is standing over him. Bisping scrambles up and Dollaway rampages after him, landing several good shots before eating a head kick at the bell from a resurgent Bisping. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round two: Dollaway leg kick checked. Bisping lands a left hook, nearly eats a hook on the exit. 1-2 from Bisping, then a lead left hook. Bisping moving his head well. One minute in. Bisping low kick. 1-2 from The Count, then a sweeping right hand in the next exchange. Bisping tries to go high, blocked. Running knee attempt. Two minutes in. C.B. shoots in behind a right hand, Bisping limp-legs out. 1-1-2 from Bisping, then a pair of straights on a retreating Dollaway. Wheel kick attempt. Two minutes to go.
Bisping counters a low kick with punches. Body kick from Bisping. Right hand lands for him. Right hand hits the temple and buzzes Dollaway. C.B. shoots in, is rebuked. Bisping has him on the fence and is throwing volume, but Dollaway is firing back. Dollaway seems out of danger as their exchanges move back to the center. One minute to go. Bisping eats a left hook after landing a combination. Once again. Bisping body kick lands. Bisping falls well short with a wheel kick. Dollaway shoots in and runs the pipe on a single-leg, ending the round in Bisping's guard. 10-9 Bisping.
Round three: Lead left hook from Dollaway early on. Bisping cracks him with a 1-2 and pivots off. Bisping left hook, then a head kick blocked. C;B. tries to go high, then puts Bisping on his back against the fence. Bisping scrambles up at the one-minute mark. BIsping low kick. Good left hook by Dollaway. Bisping catches a kick and blasts him with a pir of punches. Another lead hook form the American, who eats a long left from Bisping. Hard right hand by Bisping prompts Dollaway to shake his head. Two minutes in. Check hook by C.B. Bisping catches a kick and connects on a 2-3. Straight right lands for him. Good head kick attempt. Low kicks land for him. Two minutes to go.
Dollaway with a lead right and a shot, which Bisping sprawls on. Dollaway connects as Bisping tries to re-establish his footing. Clubbing left hook from Bisping. Bisping low kicks. Bisping head kick blocked. One minute to go. Lead right from Dollaway, who shoots in on the fence. Bisping grabs the cage to stop a takedown, then smacks him with a left hook. Dolloaway pulls guard and eats a series of punches from the Brit. C.B. tries a Granby roll, getting to his feet in the ensuing scramble. Bisping cracks him with a big right hand in the final exchange. 10-9 Bisping.
Final result: Bisping def. Dollaway by unanimous decision
160 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell
Round one: Campbell looking for low kicks early, landing three in the first fifteen seconds. Good body kicks from Shaolin. Makdessi catches one, but Campbell scrambles up. Makdessi catches another kick and shoots in on the fence. One minute in. Makdessi looking for a single-leg, can't complete it. Good right by Campbell. Makdessi lands a pair of punches inside. Campbell with a led right hook, body kick, and low kick. Makdessi counters an uppercut with a right straight. More low kicks from Campbell. Two minutes in. Counter left from Makdessi, who eats a body kick. Makdessi left hook, Campbell knee and leg kick. niec overhand right from Makdessi, met by a low kick. Campbell shoots and is flung off. Makdessi whacks him inside, then eats some kicks as he separates. Makdessi doing well in punching range and levels Campbell with a right hand. Two minutes to go.
Makdessi pounding away, looking to finish. Campbell gets to his feet, but Makdessi keeps pouring on the punches. Campbell unsteady on his feet. "Shaolin" shoots in . One minute to go. Makdessi grabs the fence to stop a takedown. They separate and Makdessi cracks him with another right hand. Makdessi catches a kick and waves Campbell up when he falls. Makdessi with a body shot and left hook, followed by another huge right hand that sends Campbell to the floor. There's no escape this time and he drops punches until the referee steps in.
Final result: Makdessi def. Campbell by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
Round one: Almeida low kick. Jabouin avoids a left hook. Body kick from Jabouin. One minute in. Almeida low kick. Another body kick from Jabouin. Jabuin shoots in off an Almeida left hook, taking him down into guard. Almeida makes it to his feet, then takes a left hook as he circles out. Good right from the Brazilian. Two minutes in. Jabouin body kjick, Almeida body shot and overhand right. Jabouin body kick after both whiff on rights. Jabouin tries a spinning back kick and eats a body shot. Almeida pops him with a straight right and a body shot. Two minutes to go.
Jabouin landing his kicks, but he's struggling to keep Almeida away from him. Spinning back kick by Jabouin, then a hard right hand. Almeida highly aggressive, landing body punches and overhands. Good right from the Brazilian. Jabouin lands a right, but gets buzzed by a left hook. Almeida unloading on the fence, ripping to the head and body until the referee steps into save the Canadian.
Final result: Almeida def. Jabouin by TKO (punches)
UFC 186 PLAY-BY-PLAY (FOX SPORTS 1 "PRELIMS"):
170 lbs.: Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Round one: Cote looking for body kicks early. 3-2 from Riggs, who quickly drags Cote down and takes his back. Both hooks in for Riggs. Cote on his feet, Riggs attached. One minute in. Cote working to dislodge him and does so after removing a hook. Short punches from Cote in top position. Riggs working his way up, eating short shots. Cote changes levels, gets Riggs to his seat. Two minutes in. Cote landing ground-and-pound and working to drag Riggs' hips away from the fence. Riggs gets to one knee. Two minutes to go.
Riggs back to his feet, Cote completes a single-leg and avoids a guillotine in the process. More punches from "The Predator. Riggs back up and right back down. Cote passes to half guard. One minute to go. Cote looking for a Kimura, loses the grip. Cote passes to side control. Riggs scrambles up and Cote tries a throw before the bell. 10-9 Cote.
Round two: Cote opens with an inside low kick. Riggs tries a Superman punch. Cote lands a right hand, then eats a huge one from Riggs and ties up. Riggs pressing him against the cage, tries to change levels. One minute in. Good elbow from Riggs. Knee to the body and an elbow on the break. Cote tries an uppercut, lands an overhand. Two minutes in. Cote lands a right to the body, gets jabbed in the nuts. Riggs with a counter right after blocking a left hook. Riggs low kick. Cote ducks a Superman punch and they tie up. Two minutes to go.
Riggs takes Cote to the fence. Cote tries a throw, can't get it but manages to scramble up. Riggs still has him on the fence. Hard elbow by Riggs. One minute to go. Riggs separates. Clinch in center cage. Cote tries that same throw and Riggs takes his back before the bell. 10-9 Riggs.
Round three: Cote pushing forward. Riggs steps in with a knee and ties up. Riggs takes him down. Cote scrambles up, only to fall into a guillotine. Riggs rolls him over with it and takes his back. One minute in. Body triangle for Riggs. Now hooks. Cote spins into guard and begins dropping right hands and elbows. Two minutes in. Cote staying active, though not landing anything big. Two minutes to go.
Riggs tossing up his legs, not getting close to anything. Riggs is scooting towards the fence. Cote passes to half guard, then side control. One minute to go. Riggs makes it to one knee, then his feet. Cote changes levels. Riggs shrugs off a takedown with underhooks and gets the rear waistlock. Knees from Riggs. Cote tries to hit the switch and gives up his back. A scramble ensues and he looks for a deep half guard sweep, where the fight ends. 10-9 Cote.
Final result: Cote def. Riggs by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
Round one: Both women tentative early. Davis pops her with a jab, eats a right hand. Good exchange inside. Right hand by Kaufman, and again. One minute in. 1-2 on the counter. Davis willing to exchange, but eating right hands every time. Left hook lands for Kaufman and they clinch, trading dirty boxing. Davis reverses on the fence, looking for a takedown. Two minutes in. Kaufman reverses and lands a good knee before they separate. Another pair of right hands from Kaufman as she eats a leg kick. Kaufman with a front kick to the body. 1-2 from Kaufman, then a teep. Two-piece counter. Leg kick from Davis. Two minutes to go.
Kaufman counters a low kick with a combination, then punches into the clinch after eating a body kick. Elbow by Kaufman. Knee to the body from Davis. They jockey for position. Davis changes levels for a single-leg. One minute to go. Kaufman extracts her leg and reverses position. Knee from Kaufman and an elbow on the break. Kaufman uppercut and right hand, Davis uppercut. They trade right hands. Bell, 10-9 Kaufman.
Round two: Kaufman right hand, Davis leg kick. Kaufman left hook, Davis right hand. Double right hand from Kaufman. Leg kick exchange. Good right hand. Davis landing low kicks and punches, but not with the same force. One minute in. Teep by Kaufman. Counter right lands. Body kick from Davis. 1-2-3 from Kaufman gets Davis' attention. Two minutes in. Kaufman catches a body kick and clinches, which allows Davis to hit a throw into mount. Davis quickly locks up a triangle. Kaufman spins to top position, still in the triangle. Kaufman landing punches while in the submission. Davis switches to the armbar and this one earns the tap.
Final result: Davis def. Kaufman by submission (armbar)
155 lbs.: Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
Round one: Barberena opens with a pair of hard low kicks. Another inside low kick from the American. Head kick by Laprise lands. They trade low kicks. Laprise low kick, Barberena 3-2. Laprise with a 1-2 after a blocked head kick. One minute in. Counter right from Laprise. Barberena low kick, counter combination from Laprise. Check hook from Laprise met by a combination. Two minutes in. Laprise with a low kick after blocking a head kick. Spinning back kick from the Canadian forces Barberena to retreat. Head kick lands for him, then another. Laprise has Barberena on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Two-piece counter combo from Laprise. THey trade body kicks. Laprise just misses with a spinning back kick and sticks him with the jab. Laprise leg kick. One minute to go. Barberena firing kicks, eats a counter right. Lead right by Barberena. Body kick blocked. Laprise tries to spin. Laprise head kick blocked. Barberena in pursuit, eating more and more counters. He lands a low kick at the bell. 10-9 Laprise.
Round two: Laprise looks for the high kick early. Barberena struggling to reach him with his punches. Both men whiff on right hands. Check hook and body kick from Laprise. Counter right, combination. One minute in. Laprise body kick. Laprise with an inside low kick. Quick exchange, both men connect. Counter combination from Laprise. Kick exchange. Two minutes in. They briefly clinch and Barberena tries a knee on the break. Low kick from Barberena. Again. Laprise answers. Right hand from Barberena after missing a knee. LEad right from the American, Laprise clinches. Good elbow from the Canadian on the break. Two minutes to go.
Laprise leg kick. Barberena leg kick countered. Good right hand by the Canadian. Wheel kick misses for him. Barberena front kick. Good left by Barberena, met by a counter flurry. One minute to go. Barberena low kick. Laprise blocksa body kick and whacks him with a right hand. Barberena eats a check hook during his advance and they tie up. Laprise takes him wot the fence before the bell. 10-9 Laprise.
Round three: Right hand by Barberena, then a body kick. Laprise tries to tie up and eats an uppercut. Barberena head kick blocked. One minute in. Laprise pops him with the jab. Head kick blocked. Barberena clips and dumps Laprise to the mat. Laprise scrambles back up and lands an elbow in the clinch. Laprise shoves him off. Two minutes in. Short uppercut by Laprise. Hard right hand from Laprise. Clinch. Barberena pressing him against the fence, where they trade knees before splitting. Nice straight left from Barberena. Check hook by Laprise as Barberena whacks him inside. Two minutes to go.
Laprise tries a spinning back kick, eats a body kick. Check hook, clinch. Barberena landing short knees and an elbow before they exit. One minute go Barberena on the advance, eats a spinning back kick to the face. Barberena continuing to land, although he walks into a right hand. Lead right from the Canadian, then a spinning back fist. They trade right hands and Laprise tries to spin some more before the bell. 10-9 Barberena.
Final result: Laprise def. Brberena by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
Round one: Tentative start to the fight. OAM head kick blocked. 1-2-3 form the Canadian. Michaud tries a lead right. OAM changes levels as Michaud steps in and dumps him against the fence. One minute in. Miched working his way to his feet. OAM landing punches, refusing to let Michaud up. He tries to take the back, can't do so. Two minutes in. Nice right hands by OAM; Michaud can't get off of all fours. Knees to the legs from OAM, who spins to take the back. Two minutes to go.
Both hooks in for the Canadian. Now the body triangle. OAM landing punches from the back. One minute to go. Michaud defending furiously. He manages to survive the round. 10-9 Aubin-Mercier.
Round two: Michaud counters a low kick with a right hand. Another right lands for him. Counter right when Olivier tries an uppercut. OAM body kick. OAM shoots in, Michaud stuffs it. One minute in. Check hook by the Canadian. Body kick connects. Lead right by Michaud. Three-punch combo from Aubin-Mercier. Two minutes in. Michaud sticks him with a jab. Counter right from the American drops OAM. The Canadian manages to stand and beat a hasty retreat. Head kick from OAM and a right hand. Body kick lands for him. OAM lands another body kick that immediately folds Michaud. Michaud manages to survive the punching attack, but OAM remains latched onto him. Two minutes to go.
OAM doing what he did in the first round, muscling Michaud and landing punches. Michaud breaks free and lands some punches on the break. Body kick by OAM, then a counter left. One minute to go. Michaud tries a wheel kick that falls well short, then counters a body kick with a right hand. Michaud catches a body kick. Neither man lands in the last few seconds. 10-9 Aubin-Mercier.
Round three: Michaud aggressive early and OAM latches onto him. They swing about on the feet until OAM takes him to the fence. Knees to the thigh from the Canadian. Michaud complaining to the referee, gets his back taken soon after. One minute in. Body triangle for Aubin-Mercier. After a brief struggle, Aubin-Mercier locks up the choke and Michaud quickly submits.
Final result: Aubin-Mercier def. Michaud by submission (rear-naked choke)
UFC 186 PLAY-BY-PLAY (FIGHT PASS "PRELIMS"):
170 lbs.: Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
Round one: Taleb moving forward. Leg kick from Clements. Clements circling on the fence, lands a body kick. Taleb catches one and lands a body kick of his own. Clements fires off a body kick that hits cup. One minute in. Clements lands a body kick. They trade low kicks. Clements body kick, Taleb left hook. Clements comes back with an overhand right. Two minutes in. Clements lands a spinning back kick and Taleb ties up. Knees from Taleb. He completes an outside trip. Clements looks to scramble up and Taleb grabs the front headlock. Clements gets free, is still pressed on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Taleb connects with an elbow. They separate, neither man landing on the break. Leg kicks from Clements, Taleb catches the second one and takes him down into side control. Taleb with some elbows. One minute to go. Clements regains guard, so Taleb postures up and drops an elbow. He scores with a big pair of elbows before the bell. 10-9 Taleb.
Round two: Right hand by Clements early, then an uppercut when Taleb tries to tie up. Clements very aggressive, which Taleb exploits to hit a double-leg into half guard. One minute in. Elbows from Taleb. Clements gives up his back, then mount. They scramble and Taleb winds up on top in side control. Two minutes in. Good elbows from Taleb. Clements works to stand, gets dumped again. Clements turtles, eating punches from Taleb. Two minutes to go.
Clements stands with a Kimura grip, but loses it when he gets taken down and tries to crank it. Taleb on top in open guard. More ground-and-pound by Taleb. Nice right hand connects. One minute to go. Clements works up to his seat, can't dislodge Taleb. Clements makes it to his feet before the bell. 10-9 Taleb.
Round three: Clements tries a spinning back kick, which Taleb uses to grab the rear waistlock and take him down. Clements works his way up to turtle position. Taleb working towards the back, muscling Clements around. One minute in. Clements scrambles up, so Taleb dumps him again into side control. Two minutes in. Taleb controlling with a cradle. Clements manages to work his way free and they separate. Clements whiffs on a head kick. Clements wading forward, lands a nice overhand right after connecting with an uppercut. Two minutes to go.
Taleb on the retreat, lands a glancing head kick. Again. Counter right by Taleb, Clements eats it. Taleb catches a leg kick, drills him with a right hand, and takes him down once again. Taleb on top in guard. One minute to go. Taleb goes back to the elbows. Clements tries to shrimp, can't get free. Clements manages to get to a knee, gets dumped again. Taleb takes side control and knees the body before the bell. 10-9 Taleb.
Final result: Taleb def. Clements by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Round one: Jessica on the front foot. Rakoczy shoots in, moving her to the fence. Dirty boxing from Rakoczy until Letourneau separates. Latourneau thwarts a trip attempt, lands a leg kick. Counter knee as Rakoczy moves into the clinch, landing to the body at close range. One minute in. Rakoczy completes the takedown into side control, only for Letourneau to quickly regain guard and slap on a triangle. Rakoczy tries to slam her way out unsuccessfully. Rakoczy gives up the dominant angle and Letourneau rolls her over. Two minutes in. Incredibly, Rakoczy gets free and grabs the front headlock. Letourneau shoots in as they stand and trips her down. Letourneau on top in side control. Two minutes to go.
Rakoczy attempts to scramble up, can't get it. Letourneau hops for an arm-triangle and Rakoczy takes top position, dropping punches. Leourneau countering with a leglock, which Rakoczy escapes. Jessica on top in half guard. One minute to go. Rakoczy has one of Valerie's hands giftwrapped, can't keep it but resumes punching. Rakoczy passes to kesa-gatame. Letourneau sweeps at the bell. 10-9 Letourneau.
Round two: Both women dealing with some swelling. Counter hook by Jessica, eats a stiff jab. Good body kick from Letourneau. Rakoczy shoots in against the fence. One minute in. Knees to the thighs from Jessica. Body shot lands. Two minutes in. They trade knees, Letourneau landing well. Good punches from Letourneau when Jessica has the plum, prompting her to separate. Counter hook by Rakoczy after eating a leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Rakoczy lands a counter uppercut. Body shot met be a Letourneau elbow. 1-2 from Rakoczy. They trade body kicks. Letourneau to the body. One minute to go. Another body kick by Letourneay. Rakovzy lands a check hook, tries to tie up and eats a right hand. Rakoczy body shot, Letourneau leg kick. Bell, 10-9 Rakoczy.
Round three: The doctor checks Jessica's eye before the round starts and allows her to continue.
Quick exchanges early. Letourneau lands a hard head kick, then walks into a check hook when she tries to press forward. Rakoczy ties up against the fence. They trade body blows before separating. Letourneay body kick and low kick. One minute in. Jessica ties up, Letourneau uses the whizzer to stay up. Letourneay body kick, Rakoczy barrels into the clinch. Letourneau connects with an elbow on the break. Two minutes in. Two-punch combo by Rakoczy. Spinning back kick by Rakoczy, body kick by Letourneau. Another one as Rakoczy presses forward. Letourneau pressing Rakoczy against the cage, attacking in the clinch. Rakoczy reverses. Two minutes to go.
They break. Left hook by Rakoczy. Lead right by Letourneau. 1-2 from Rakoczy, leg kick by Letourneau. One minute to go. Rakoczy with a left hook. Brief clinch. Letourneau checks some low kicks and eats a right hand. Right over the top from Valerie, who stuffs a takedown. Rakoczy body shot and left hook upstairs. Letourneau hits a trip right into mount at the bell. 10-9 Letourneau.
Final result: Letourneau def. Rakoczy by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos
Round one: Ais counters a low kick, then eats a heavy right hand. 1-2, right hook from Randa. Markos landing the right hand very well. Clinch from Ais, no damage before the exit. Lead right from Randa, then another backs Ais off. One minute in. Another right from Randa, uppercuts inside from Daly. Yet another right from Randa and Daly presses her up against the fence. Knee to the body from Markos. Ais controlling with the bodylock. Two minutes in. Daly takes her down, only to get reversed right into mount. Markos quickly takes her back, cinching up the body triangle. Two minutes to go.
Ais defending well with wrist control. Randa transitions into an arm-triangle when Daly tries to reverse. She passes to side control, maintaining the squeeze. Daly manages to escape and avoid an armbar, clinching against the cage when they stand. Daly completes a throw in the waning seconds. 10-9 Markos.
Round two: Body kick from Daly, Markos answers with a right. 1-2 by the Irishwoman, then a left hook after eating a right hand. 1-2 by Markos, lead right from Daly and they move into the clinch. Daly looking for a single-leg and completes it against the fence. One minute in. Markos works to her feet, then hits a head-and-arm through into scarfhold. Markos dropping some steady punches from there. Randa bails when Daly makes a move for her back and they tie up again on the fence. Two minutes in. Daly pressing her against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Markos defending the takedown. Daly completes the takedown and stays on top through the scramble. Daly moves to north-south. One minute to go. Daly looking to attack the arm, drops it and begins ground-and-pounding. Markos turtles and stands, only for Daly to slap on a no-hooks RNC that she can't finish before the bell. 10-9 Daly.
Round three: Markos has an ugly cut over her left eye that's swelling up something fierce. Daly storms forward and works towards the clinch. Right hand by Markos as she tries to turn Daly away. 2-1 by Daly. She ties up on the fence. One minute in. Daly with some short punches and knees to the legs. Markos reverses position via underhooks. Daly reverses her, then gets caught by that same head-and-arm throw. Two minutes in. Short punches from Markos. Daly scrambles up and shoots in on the cage. Two minutes to go.
Daly flubs an outside trip and Randa lands on top in full mount. Markos turns for an armbar, working to break Daly's grip. Markos landing some punches. Daly takes top position, still in danger of the armbar. Daly tries a half-hearted slam and makes it to the bell. 10-9 Markos.
Final result: Markos def. Daly by unanimous decision
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