UFC 215 Main Event Cancelled; Refunds Offered

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The UFC has announced that Ray Borg has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 215 main event fight against Demetrious Johnson due to illness.

Their statement reads,

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.

As a result, ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson’s attempt to break the UFC title defense record has been thwarted. 

MMA Fighting talked to Ray Borg’s nutritionist who maintained it was not related to cutting weight,

“Ray has been getting progressively more sick each day this week and still wanted to fight so badly that he put on a game face and went to all of his fight week obligations.

However, prior to beginning the bulk of his weight cut the UFC doctor examined Borg and concluded that he was too ill to fight this week and needed time to rest and get better.”

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