On September 8, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will look to defend his Flyweight championship belt for about the one hundredth time (eleventh to be exact). Standing in his way is Ray Borg who has a professional MMA record of 13-2. However, despite Borg’s impressive record, it looks very unlikely that he will be able to dethrone Johnson.
Demetrious Johnson has a professional MMA record of 29-2-1 and has not lost since 2011. Johnson first won the Flyweight belt after defeating Joseph Benavidez in a split decision back in 2012. Since then, Johnson has defended the belt against extremely strong fighters like John Dodson and Henry Cejudo. Johnson is ranked the number one pound-for-pound fighter according to UFC.com and for good reason. Johnson is arguably the most complete fighter of all time. He has a phenomenal ground game and has won 11 fights via submission along with five fights via knockout. However, the most impressive attribute that Johnson possesses is his stamina. Johnson has won 11 fights via decision and is able to wear down opponents in the later rounds without showing any signs of fatigue. If Johnson is going to lose the title, he will have to get knockout out or submitted early on because he will always be able to dominate the last few rounds.
Johnson’s opponent for this fight is Ray Borg. In order to receive this title fight, Borg had to defeat Jussier Formiga on March 11 which he did in a unanimous decision. However, despite being 13-2 in his MMA career, Borg’s list of opponents have been underwhelming, to say the least. His opponents have had solid records in their respective careers but lack elite striking and submission skills which is why Borg’s last four fights have all gone to decisions. Borg does have six victories via submission and will look to take Johnson to the ground early and often. However, Johnson is also an elite wrestler and might be able to overpower Borg on the ground. Borg’s strategy could be very risky. However, against an opponent of Johnson’s caliber, it might be his only chance at pulling off this historic upset.
In my opinion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is the greatest UFC fighter of all time. He is simple elite in every category and can beat any opponent in a variety of ways. No offense to Borg but I just cannot see him winning this fight. In order to beat Johnson, he will have to win the fight in the first three rounds. Borg has never gone over three full rounds in his career and I expect him to run out of gas past the third round as a result. If Borg does not win the fight early, look for Johnson to dominate late and win by either a late round finish or by a unanimous decision. Personally, I think Johnson wins via TKO in the fourth round and defends his belt for the eleventh time.
UFC 215: Fight Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
How To Watch UFC 215 Online & Mobile
The UFC 215 Main Card will begin at 10:00 P.M. EST and can be watched online via PPV and is available on one’s mobile devices as well as televisions via cable subscription.
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UFC 215 Fight Card
Main Card (10:00 P.M. EST on PPV)
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Ray Borg
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou
Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Gavin Tucker vs. Rick Glenn
Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique da Silva
Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny
Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White