UFC 215: two titles at stake
UFC makes its debut in Edmonton on Saturday September 9. The event held at Rogers Place is the second promotion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Canada. The program features two championship bouts.
In the main event the current flyweight champion out of the United Stats Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (26-2-1) faces off his country-fellow Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg (11-2-0). Johnson earned the title in 2012 in Toronto. He currently holds the longest active championship reign at ten title defenses. The fight against Borg is an opportunity to set a new record. Borg is coming out of two victories against Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka. He is ranked No.3 in the division.
The co-main event is a women’s bantamweight title fight between the reigning champion Amanda Nunes (14-4) of Brazil and No.1 contender Valentina Shevchenko (14-2) of Kyrgyzstan. The bout was originally expected at UFC 213 in July. It fell off when Nunes became ill and pulled out from the contest.
The main card airs on Pay-Per-View, following the preliminary program on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The current UFC 215 fight card can be found below. Additional bouts as well as the fight order are expected at later date.
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Ray Borg
Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert Melendez
Flyweight Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
Featherweight Gavin Tucker vs. Rick Glenn
Women’s Bantamweight Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
Women’s Bantamweight Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Heavyweight Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique
Lightweight Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins