UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi will air on April 25, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
DEMETRIOUS “MIGHTY MOUSE” JOHNSON (21-2-1) VS. KYOJI HORIGUCHI (15-1-0)
This is a five round championship fight in the flyweight division. this championship fight consistS of two fighters that both have striking and can last entire fights in control, but the only difference is that Johnson brings more submission techniques to this fight, which puts him at the advantage in this fight. Though no one can forget the speed that each flyweight brings to a fight, which then can counter act the submission attempts and would then give Horiguchi the opportunity he would need strike his blows to Johnson and possibly weaken him. Though, Johnson can perform more takedowns in a fight, which is something that would cause Horiguchi to lose control of the fight and not be able to perform his striking upon Johnson thus setting him in a position of possibly being submitted. My prediction: Johnson wins via submission in Round 3.
MICHAEL “THE COUNT” BISPING (26-7-0) VS. C.B. “THE DOBERMAN” DOLLAWAY (16-7-0)
This is a three round fight in the middleweight division. In this fight, two fighters are trying to climb their way up the leader board in hopes of getting a shot at the title. Bisping brings jiu-jitsu to this fight along with high power striking, which has been proven to be very effective in his fights. Dollaway on the other hand brings jiu-jitsu and wrestling, which will be two styles he will have to use against Bisping and possibly even the score in this fight. For Bisping, he goes more for striking, which is good, but with Dollaway’s wrestling he will have to conserve his energy and not waste much on the strikes or he will possibly fall victim to a submission. My prediction: Dollaway wins via unanimous decision.
QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON (32-10-0) VS. FABIO MALDONADO (22-7-0)
This is a three round fight in the light heavyweight division. This fight will be the return of former Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as he will face Fabio Maldonado, who has plenty of fights under his belt with a few that have taken place inside the UFC octagon. Jackson has incredible wrestling and striking power that could prove to be deadly against Maldonado. However, Maldonado has great striking, athleticism as well as jiu-jitsu, which is something Jackson does not focus on, giving him a little bit of a slight edge in a ground game. It might seem as if this fight is a one-sided affair, however, Jackson has not competed in the UFC for over two years and a lot has changed since his recent departure from the company, so maybe he might not be able to hang with anything new that has changed since then. My prediction: Jackson wins via knockout in round 1.