After starting 2015 on a strong note, the UFC is going through some major damage control in an attempt to salvage UFC 186 in Montreal.
However, if the organization really wanted to save this card, it would only make sense to move the Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman matchup from the Fox Sports 1 prelims to pay-per-view.
At every single UFC event, the organization does its best to showcase hometown and domestic fighters on its cards. But do fighters like Steve Bosse and John Makdessi warrant enough star power to be highlighted on a PPV? Have they given us a reason to be excited about dropping our hard-earned dollars to see them?
But we know that Davis and Kaufman are capable of bringing an exciting fight. They've already proved it. In case you forgot, here's the most recent one:
And they're Canadian. Nothing spells out "exciting Canadian showdown" better than "Davis vs. Kaufman" does.
Also, none of the fights—aside from Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi—have title implications. Not even the co-main event of UFC 186 has some kind of significance to its respective division. None of the fights even features a hyped-up prospect whom MMA fans should make sure to keep their eyes on in the near future.
Davis is ranked No. 3 in the women's bantamweight division, with Kaufman sitting at No. 5. This fight has title or top-contender implications. And despite Ronda Rousey being light-years ahead of everyone else, the rest of the top 10 fighters in the division are evenly matched. Watching the winner of this fight square off against Cat Zingano would garner huge interest.
With everything going wrong for UFC 186, putting Davis and Kaufman on the main card would give the fans a small victory. Both fighters are PPV-worthy. While the bout may not shake off the "Canadian Curse" the UFC seems to endure, as noted by Jay Anderson of MMA Corner, putting Davis and Kaufman on the PPV would be the right thing to do.