Now that UFC 185 is in the record books, the promotion will crank up the marketing machine for UFC 186, which will go down on April 25th.
In the headliner, bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw will attempt to defeat former champ Renan Barao for a second time. The two met last May, and while many believed Dillashaw would provide a stiff test for the Brazilian star, the American shocked the MMA world by scoring a dominant, fifth round stoppage win. The loss marked the first time in 33 bouts that Barao had been defeated…
Since then, Barao has gone on to submit Mitch Gagnon, while Dillashaw defended the title in August by knocking out Joe Soto (he was supposed to rematch Barao at UFC 177 but the latter fell ill during his weight cut and was pulled from the event).
Recently the UFC posted a pretty cool trailer for Dillashaw-Barao II, which you can catch below. UFC 186 will be hosted by the Bell Centre in Montreal.