Ray Borg vs. Rogerio Bontorin Added to UFC Rio Rancho

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Ray Borg will look to make it two in a row when he returns to the flyweight division against Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Rio Rancho.

The UFC’s return to New Mexico has another fight added to the card. Earlier this week, SouthWest Fight News reporter Jorge Hernandez was first to reveal that Ray Borg (12-4), a former flyweight title challenger, will take on Brazil’s Rogerio Bontorin (16-1, 1NC) at UFC Rio Rancho in February.

While Borg most recently competed at bantamweight, earning a win against Gabriel Silva at UFC on ESPN 4 in July, he’ll be back at 125lbs when he enters the octagon in New Mexico.

The Silva fight was Borg’s first win since 2017, prior to his failed challenge for flyweight gold against then-champ Demetrious Johnson. Bad luck and circumstance kept Borg out of the octagon for much of the next two years. However, Borg will have a chance to put together a modest two-fight win streak against Bontorin, who will be making his third trip to the octagon at UFC Rio Rancho.

Bontorin won his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series last year. In his first two outings on the big stage, he picked up wins over Magomed Bibulatov and Raulian Paiva. That’s been enough to see Bontorin ranked seventh in the UFC’s official flyweight rankings.

UFC Rio Rancho, a Fight Night card expected to air on ESPN+, will take place February 15, 2020 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.