Johnson Heavy Favorite at UFC 215
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world. But as a Flyweight, he doesn’t get the attention his skills merit. Johnson (26-2-1 lifetime, 14-1-1 UFC) will defend his title for the 11th time this Saturday when he faces Ray Borg (12-2 lifetime, 6-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 215, live from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Johnson has only lost once since making his UFC debut in 2011, and that was in his very first fight against Dominick Cruz, which was for the Bantamweight title. Few people expect Mighty Mouse to lose this one, either; he’s a –1000 favorite at press time, up from –900 at the open. Borg, aka “The Tazmexican Devil,” is a rising star with the Jackson Wink team, but he also missed weight twice in his last three fights, and dropped a clear unanimous decision to Justin Scoggins (+147) in the third.
Saturday’s co-main event is a Women’s Bantamweight title match between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko (–135). This match was supposed to be the main event at UFC 213, but Nunes pulled out mere hours before the fight, citing a sinus issue.
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