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Ray Borg out of UFC 203 bout against Ian McCall due to illness

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Ray Borg is out of his UFC 203 flyweight bout opposite Ian McCall due to an illness.

Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Ian McCall has been left without an opponent yet again.

UFC flyweight Ray Borg has been forced out of his pivotal UFC 203 bout against McCall due to an illness, someone close to the situation told BloodyElbow.com early Thursday morning. FloCombat.com's Jim Edwards initially reported the news.

McCall vs. Borg was scheduled to open up the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card, ahead of the pay-per-view main card.

The details regarding Borg's illness are unclear at this time. A replacement will not be sought on short notice. Instead, McCall will be booked for another card later this year.

Borg (9-2) is coming off an upset decision loss to Justin Scoggins at UFC Fight Night 82 this past February. Prior to that, the 23-year-old was riding a three-fight winning streak, which included wins over Geane Herrera and Chris Kelades.

McCall (13-5-1) has been out of action since a January 2015 loss to now-bantamweight contender John Lineker. His mixed martial arts career has been plagued by a handful of injuries over the past couple of years. "Uncle Creepy" was expected to return against the aforementioned Scoggins at UFC 201 two months ago, but "Tank" pulled out days before the event due to weight-cutting difficulties.

UFC 203 takes place live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Saturday, Sept. 10. In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his belt against Alistair Overeem.