UFC 201 is just two weeks away, and a bout between flyweights Ray Borg and Freddy Serrano has been added to the injury-ridden card.
Olimpo MMA first reported the news.
UFC 201 has filled out its lineup, as a flyweight bout between Ray Borg and Freddy Serrano is the 12th fight added to the card. It is a bit odd how late this bout announcement has come, especially after the UFC signed a flyweight newcomer this week to fight Wilson Reis after Demetrious Johnson pulled out due to injury rather than choosing one of these competitors.
Ray Borg is an incredibly talented grappler that entered the UFC in 2014 with a 6-0 record. Borg lost in his UFC debut to top-10 flyweight Dustin Ortiz. After his first career, Borg found his groove, winning three straight fights including two submissions. Borg’s run was stopped by karateka Justin Scoggins, who effectively shut down his wrestling attacks with distance striking.
Both of his UFC submission wins earned him a “Performance of the Night” bonus. The Tazmexican Devil has won six of his nine career victories by submission. Borg is ranked 14th in the UFC’s flyweight division.
Freddy Serrano represented Colombia in the 2008 Summer Olympics in freestyle wrestling, making it to the round of 16. Serrano began his mixed martial arts career five years later, winning in his professional debut. He was then selected as a cast member for TUF: Latin America with a 1-0 professional record. “Bam Bam” was defeated in his first fight on the show, but was still given a shot at the UFC.
Serrano has made the most of his opportunity, going 2-0 in the Octagon. His UFC debut ended with a third round knockout and a “Performance of the Night” bonus. He then followed up with a win in November after his opponent could not continue due to an arm injury.
UFC 201 will take place on July 30 in the Philips Arena of Atlanta. The Georgia crowd will be treated to a welterweight championship main event between Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler. Also on the card, Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will battle for the top contender spot in the strawweight division.