UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Pennsylvania on March 31 (AEDT) with UFC on ESPN 2 held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. MMA event billed as UFC on ESPN 2 is headlined by a lightweight battle between Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje.
The fight card of the upcoming show has seen a recent change with Ray Borg receiving a new opponent. Making his first appearance as bantamweight “The Tazmexican Devil” takes on Kyler Phillips who makes his UFC debut, replacing Pingyuan Liu (via Philly Voice).
Borg (11-3) is former UFC Flyweight championship challenger. In his previous bout in October 2017 he was submitted by former champion Demetrious Johnson in the fifth round. Before that he won two bouts by a unanimous decision against Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka.
Phillips (6-1) is coming of the first-round knockout win earned early February against Emeka Ifekandu. Before that he faced the defeat by split decision against Victor Henry, which snapped his five-fight win streak. Earlier in his career he defeated James Gray Jr., Jonathan Quiroz, among others.
The current fight card and the list of announced to date matchups for UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje can be found below.
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
Women’s Strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
Featherweight Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Desmond Green
Women’s Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Women’s Flyweight Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
Featherweight Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Kevin Aguilar
Middleweight David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson
Bantamweight Alex Perez vs. Mark De La Rosa
Bantamweight Kyler Phillips vs. Ray Borg
Middleweight Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert