It was announced today by UFC officials that the flyweight bout between Ray Borg and Brandon Moreno was moved to UFC 223, to be held in Brooklyn, New York on May 7. The bout between the two top flyweights was first booked for UFC Fight Night Austin. However, Brandon Moreno recently sustained an injury forcing the promotion to reschedule the fight.
Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will try to put his UFC 216 fifth-round submission loss to flyweight champion Demetrius Johnson behind and focus on current flyweight prospect Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Robert “The Assassin Baby” Moreno has quickly established himself in the UFC where he beat three of four top flyweight contenders. His only loss in the UFC was against Sergio Pettis last August’s at UFC Fight Night 114 where he lost the bout via unanimous decision.
UFC 223 So Far:
Lightweight bout – Tony Ferguson (IC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – For the Undisputed Championship belt
Women’s Strawweight bout – Rose Namajunas (C) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk – Rematch for the Championship belt
Women’s Strawweight bout – Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Lightweight bout – Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder
Lightweight bout – Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Flyweight bout – Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno