Former Flyweight Title Challenger Ray Borg to Face Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Rio Rancho

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 26, 2019


Ray Borg will make his return to the flyweight division when he faces Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Fight Night in Rio Rancho, N.M.

The 125-pound bout was first reported by Jorge Hernandez on Twitter. UFC Rio Rancho will take place at the Santa Ana Star Center on Feb. 15 and will likely air on ESPN+. A main event for the card has not been announced.

Borg won five of his first seven Octagon appearances to earn a title shot against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 216, where he succumbed to a spectacular armbar submission in the fifth stanza. The 26-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., native halted a two-bout skid with a decision triumph over Gabriel Silva at 135 pounds at UFC on ESPN 4.

The 27-year-old Bontorin has emerged as an interesting prospect since besting Gabriel Silva on the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2018. The Brazilian debuted in the Octagon with a split verdict over Magomed Bibulatov at UFC Fight Night 144 before earning a TKO stoppage against Raulian Paiva in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 156 on Aug. 10. The Gile Ribeiro Team representative is 16-1 with no contest over the course of a career that began in 2013.

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