After its cancellation last weekend, Demetrious Johnson will defend his flyweight belt against Ray Borg for what could be the record-breaking eleventh time at UFC 216 next month.
Following the news last week that flyweight title-challenger Ray Borg had fallen ill just prior to his bout with Demetrious Johnson in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 215, it has been announced that he will get a second chance to fight for UFC gold at next month’s UFC 216 instead.
The fight will join Tony Ferguson/Kevin Lee at the top of the bill and could well be a history-making win for Demetrious, who seeks to surpass the former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s record of ten consecutive title-defenses by extending his own run to eleven.
MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani was the first to break the news and reported at Johnson scored himself a new contract in the process.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg is set for UFC 216 on 10/7, per sources. First reported by Combate. DJ also got a new deal in the process.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 13, 2017
The card is due to take place in the t-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 7.
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