UFC 215 did not need this, and neither did champion, Demetrious Johnson.
Johnson, who was attempting to break Anderson SIlva’s title defence record this weekend in Edmonton will no longer get the chance to do so as his opponent, Ray Borg has withdrawn from the bout due to illness.
Ariel Helwani reported the news.
The UFC has released the following statement regarding the issue:
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.
Check out the UFC 215 updated fight card below.
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC women’s bantamweight title
Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
Neil Magny vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert Melendez
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Gavin Tucker vs. Rick Glenn
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White
Luis Henrique vs. Arjan Bhullar
Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins
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