The UFC has officially ruled Ray Borg out of Saturday’s UFC 215 main event vs. Demetrious Johnson, citing a “viral illness” as the reason for the cancellation of the scheduled flyweight championship fight.
News broke late Thursday that the planned headliner for Saturday’s event 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 less than 12 hours before the fighters were set to hit the scales.
It was immediately presumed that Borg, who has missed weight for two of his past four fights at 125 pounds, had yet again failed to make weight. The UFC did not address Borg’s readiness to make the flyweight limit but instead stated that the organization’s medical team deemed him unfit to compete due to the illness.
Read the full statement below, which includes the confirmation that full refunds are available to those who purchased tickets and may no longer want to attend the show.
“Due to a viral illness to UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg, the main event bout against champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 215 has been cancelled. Borg was deemed unfit to compete by the UFC medical team.
UFC 215, which is now headlined by the women’s bantamweight championship between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko, will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada. Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card will be the flyweight bout between Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis. Additionally, the Mitch Clarke and Alex White lightweight contest will now kick off the FS1 prelims.
With the removal of Johnson vs. Borg, customers may request a full refund of purchased tickets at point of sale.”
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