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UFC 186 Has New Prelim Contest After Injury

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Chris Clements has agreed to step on as a replacement for Claudio Silva, taking on Nordine Taleb this April at UFC 186.

Set for April 25 from Montreal and the Bell Centre, the flyweight title will be on the line, as an injury knocked T.J. Dillashaw out of action.

Clements (12-5) first debuted with the UFC in 2012 and has gone 2-1 with a no-contest since. He finished Vik Grujic in his most recent bout.

Taleb (10-2) has been on multiple seasons of The Ultimate Fighter and is coming off a victory over Li Jingliang.

Below is the current lineup:

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

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 John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Chris Clements

Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Valerie Letourneau

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