Demetrious Johnson-Ray Borg Flyweight Title Bout Rescheduled for UFC 216 on Oct. 7

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 13, 2017

Demetrious Johnson will get his shot at breaking the all-time record for successful title defenses approximately one month later than expected.

“Mighty Mouse” has been rebooked to face Ray Borg in a flyweight championship clash at UFC 216 on Oct. 7. The two men were originally scheduled to square off in the UFC 215 headliner, but Borg withdrew one day before the event due to illness. Multiple outlets confirmed the bout on Wednesday following an initial report from Combate.

UFC 216 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will also see Tony Ferguson square off against Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight crown. It is currently unclear if Johnson vs. Borg will take top billing over Ferguson vs. Lee.

Johnson has defended his 125-pound belt 10 consecutive times, tying him with Anderson Silva for most in promotion history. Borg has won five of his last six Octagon appearances, including consecutive triumphs over Jussier da Silva and Louis Smolka.


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