‘Rampage’-Maldonado, Bisping-Dollaway, 3 Other Bouts Added to UFC 186 Lineup

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 17, 2015
Quinton Jackson will make his Octagon return against Fabio Maldonado. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Quinton Jackson will return to the Octagon against Fabio Maldonado in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 186 on April 25. In addition, Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway will both look to bounce back from losses in a featured middleweight clash.

Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the pay-per-view event on Saturday. The card takes place at Centre Bell in Montreal and will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

The UFC also announced two welterweight bouts, as Patrick Cote meets Joe Riggs, while Olivier-Aubin Mercier squares off with David Michaud. Finally, a strawweight tilt between Jessica Rakoczy and Valerie Letourneau was also added to the card.

Fresh off a brief Bellator MMA tenure, “Rampage” will put a three-fight winning streak on the line when he faces Maldonado. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has not fought for the Las Vegas-based promotion since January 2013, when he suffered a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Glover Teixeira.

Maldonado, meanwhile, rebounded from a first-round loss knockout loss against Stipe Miocic in May by defeating Hans Stringer via technical knockout at UFC 179 this past October. Known for his tendency to stand and trade punches, the Brazilian is 5-4 during his Octagon tenure.

Bisping, 35, was last in action at UFC Fight Night in Sydney against Luke Rockhold, the culmination of a longstanding feud that ended with Rockhold submitting the polarizing Brit. “The Count” has alternated between wins and losses since 2011.

Dollaway, 31, is coming off the fourth first-round loss of his career. “The Doberman” was finished by a Lyoto Machida body kick and follow-up punches 62 seconds into their encounter in Brazil on Dec. 20. The Arizona native holds an overall 9-6 mark inside the Octagon.


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