Benavidez-Borg Fight Moved To UFC Denver

After originally scheduled to face off at UFC 229, the fight between Ray Borg and Joseph Benavidez has been moved to the UFC’s return to Denver in November.

The two flyweights were rumored by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto to have been moved due to an order of protection placed by Borg against Conor McGregor, who returns to the UFC at UFC 229 to face lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Okamoto would later report that the UFC denied that being the cause, and that the UFC decided after “further discussion” to move the fight to the Denver event.

Borg was a victim of Conor McGregor’s attack on a UFC team bus prior to UFC 223, in which Borg would suffer an eye injury and be pulled from the event.

Borg’s order of protection stems from a plea deal reached by McGregor last month, which would also give him community service and anger management training.

Borg last competed at 2017’s UFC 216, where he would lose to Demetrious Johnson in a record setting title defense via submission.

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