Demetrious Johnson-Ray Borg Fight Canceled Ahead of UFC 215

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Demetrious Johnson is going to have to wait a bit longer to break the UFC’s all-time record for title defenses, because his fight against Ray Borg has been canceled.

The two were set to headline UFC 215 in Canada on Saturday (Sept. 9), but the fight was scrapped just two days ahead of the fight, reported first by MMAWeekly.

Sources said Borg fell ill this week and was ultimately deemed unable to compete by physicians.

Johnson last defended his UFC Flyweight title against Wilson Reis in April — his tenth defense, which tied Anderson Silva for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. Borg would have been title defense No. 11, and if he had won, he would have broken the record.

At press time, it was unclear when the fight between Johnson and Borg would be rescheduled. However, reports said it could be moved to UFC 216 in Las Vegas in October.

With Johnson and Borg out, the women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will now headline the event.