UFC 215 Johnson Borg Cancelled

UFC 215 Main Event Scratched, Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis Elevated To UFC 215 PPV Lineup

Published On September 8, 2017 | MMA News
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The UFC flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg may be off UFC 215, but viewers of the pay-per-view will still get a matchup between two elite members of the 125-pound division.

After Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was forced to withdraw from the UFC 215 headliner against Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) on short notice due to a “viral illness,” a matchup between former flyweight title challengers Henry Cejudo (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Wilson Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been elevated to the pay-per-view main card.

UFC officials announced the change in a statement late Thursday.

UFC 215 takes place Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Cejudo vs. Borg was originally tapped to air on the televised FS1 prelims. Instead, a lightweight fight between Mitch Clarke (11-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) and Alex White (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been bumped up from the UFC Fight Pass-streamed portion of the event.

With all the changes, the UFC 215 lineup is set as follows:

Main card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Preliminary (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
  • Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras
  • Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker
  • Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique
  • Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins

This article first appeared on MMA Junkie.

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