A matchup of young flyweight talents is set for UFC Fight Night 126, as Ray Borg will square off against Brandon Moreno in Austin on Feb. 18.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairing on Friday. UFC Fight Night 126 takes place at the Frank Erwin Center and is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Borg vs. Moreno is the first bout to be revealed for the event.
Borg, 24, came up short in a title bid at UFC 216, as he was submitted by a spectacular Demetrious Johnson armbar at the 3:16 mark of round five. Prior to that, the Jackson-Wink MMA product had won five of his previous six Octagon appearances.
The 23-year-old Moreno had an 11-fight winning streak snapped at UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5, when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Sergio Pettis. “The Assassin Baby” began his promotional tenure with triumphs over Dustin Ortiz, Ryan Benoit and Louis Smolka.