The UFC has strictly ruled Ray Borg out of Saturday’s UFC 215 categorical eventuality vs. Demetrious Johnson, citing a “viral illness” as a reason for a termination of a scheduled flyweight championship fight.
News pennyless late Thursday that a designed superstar for Saturday’s eventuality between UFC flyweight champion Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) and challenger Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had been called off reduction than 12 hours before a fighters were set to strike a scales.
It was immediately reputed that Borg, who has missed weight for dual of his past 4 fights during 125 pounds, had nonetheless again unsuccessful to make weight. The UFC did not residence Borg’s willingness to make a flyweight extent though instead settled that a organization’s medical group deemed him non-professional to competition due to a illness.
Read a full matter below, that includes a acknowledgment that full refunds are accessible to those who purchased tickets and might no longer wish to attend a show.
“Due to a viral illness to UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg, a categorical eventuality hitch opposite champion Demetrious Johnson during UFC 215 has been cancelled. Borg was deemed non-professional to competition by a UFC medical team.
UFC 215, that is now headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko, will ensue as scheduled with 11 bouts during Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada. Moving to a Pay-Per-View categorical label will be a flyweight hitch between Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis. Additionally, a Mitch Clarke and Alex White lightweight competition will now flog off a FS1 prelims.
With a dismissal of Johnson vs. Borg, business might ask a full reinstate of purchased tickets during indicate of sale.”
UFC 215 takes place Saturday during Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The night’s categorical label front on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.