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Ouch! Injury Bug Strikes UFC 186, T.J. Dillashaw

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Well, this is why the UFC’s been placing two title fights on all the major events this year.

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw suffered a fractured rib during training, delaying his planned title defense vs. Renan Barao this April 25 at UFC 186.

UFC president Dana White revealed the news during a radio interview in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Dillashaw posted a message via Instagram after news of the fight announcement was made, saying that it is “heart breaking to me because I was looking forward to this fight and never want to be a fighter having to pull out of a fight.”

No date for Dillashaw-Barao to take place was mentioned by White. Dillashaw won the title last year, finishing the Brazilian in the fifth round. The two were scheduled for a rematch, but Barao passed out while cutting weight.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his title against Kyoji Horiguchi on the card from Montreal’s Bell Centre.

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

Light Heavyweight: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway

Bantamweight: Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida

Lightweight John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs

Female Bantamweight: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis

Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena

Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements

Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau

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