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Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno off UFC Austin, rebooked for UFC 223

A flyweight bout between Ray Borg and Brandon Moreno has been moved to UFC 223.

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Recent UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg will have to wait a little bit longer to make his return to competition.

UFC Espanol reported on Wednesday night that Borg and Brandon Moreno, who were scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night: Austin on February 18th, will now fight at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, NY on April 7th. The reason for the change in date and venue was due to Moreno suffering “a fissure and a second degree muscle tear on his right elbow,” according to MMA Fighting.

Borg (11-3) is coming off a title fight loss to Demetrious Johnson, who sensationally submitted him in the final round with an armbar. “The Tazmexican Devil” holds a UFC mark of 5-3, with his biggest win coming by decision against Jussier Formiga, which earned him a shot against Johnson.

Moreno (14-4) suffered his first defeat under the UFC banner, dropping a five-round unanimous decision to Sergio Pettis last August. The 24-year-old had previously competed on season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter, and made his UFC debut by choking out Louis Smolka on short notice back in October 2016. He followed up that upset win with victories over Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz before the loss to Pettis.

UFC 223 features a pair of championship fights, with Tony Ferguson taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the “undisputed” lightweight title in the main event, and strawweight champion Rose Namajunas rematching the woman she just dethroned, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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