A matchup of UFC veterans is slated for Eagle Fighting Championship 44, as Ray Borg will square off against Cody Gibson on Jan. 28 in Miami.
Borg confirmed the booking following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Eagle FC is the promotion owned by retired UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Eagle FC 44 marks the organization’s U.S. debut and will stream on FLX Cast. The card is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight clash between Antonio Silva and Tyrone Spong and will also see Rashad Evans make his return from retirement against an as yet to be announced opponent.
Borg began his UFC tenure as a flyweight, falling to Demetrious Johnson via fifth-round submission in a title bout at UFC 216. He later transitioned to bantamweight but had numerous bouts fall through during the second portion of his Octagon tenure. He was released in 2020 following a split-decision loss to Ricky Simon but returned to the win column when he outpointed Jessie Arnett at UAE Warriors 20 on June 19.
Gibson, meanwhile, has won six of seven professional outings since parting ways with the UFC in 2015. His most recent appearance came at XMMA 3 in October, when he took a decision over former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson. “The Renegade” went 1-3 during a brief UFC stint from 2014 to 2015.