Demetrious Johnson vs Ray Borg 9 September 2017: UFC 215 Preview and Predictions
Johnson (26-1-2) vs Borg (12-0-2)
9 September 2017/2200ET
Demetrious Johnson (1/8) Ray Borg (13/2) See the Latest Odds
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his title against Ray Borg who is currently ranked number 3 in the division. While many believe that Borg isn’t the rightful challenger for the title fight, the fight will still take place and it will be a tough challenge for Johnson to defend his title.
Demetrious Johnson enters the octagon this weekend with a record of 26 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. He currently holds the longest title defense with ten successive wins as champion but this is sure to be one of his hardest tests. Johnson is one of the fastest fighters on the UFC roster and I think he will be able to use his speed well in this fight.
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Ray Borg, on the other hand, will also enter the octagon with only 2 losses which leave his record as 12 wins and 2 losses. The challenger is still relatively new to the UFC but he is has beat some of the best in the flyweight division and now he will be confident as he heads into this fight. Borg fought da Silva and Smolka is his last two fights with both the fights resulting in Ray Borg winning with style. This will give the challenger a lot of confidence as he heads to Edmonton for UFC 215.
While this should be a very close fight, I think Demetrious Johnson will simply be too much for Ray Borg and I think we will be able to extend his title reign come UFC 215. In addition to this, it seems unlikely there will be a knockout or the fight not going to distance due to the complexion of the two fighters so I think Johnson to win by decision is the best bet.