UFC 215 main event cancelled, statement issued on behalf of organization

UFC 215 main event cancelled, statement issued on behalf of organization

UFC 215 main event cancelled

Tomorrow night’s UFC 215 main event has been cancelled. Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will not have the opportunity to break Anderson Silva’s title defense record, as his opponent Ray Borg has pulled out due to illness.

UFC Statement:

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.

Item of Note

In July, Nunes and Shevchenko were supposed to fight and headline the International Fight Week pay-per-view, however, Nunes pulled out due to illness.  Doctors medically cleared Nunes, but she refused to fight. This prompted UFC President Dana White to state that he will never headline her again for a pay-per-view fight card.  Well, here we are two months later and with Borg out, Nunes moves back up to the main event.