The UFC wanted him to fight TJ Dillashaw, but flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson stuck to his guns and will now face No. 3 ranked Ray Borg in the UFC 215 main event on Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The promotion announced the news on Thursday.
After winning the 125-pound title at UFC 152 in Toronto in 2012, “Mighty Mouse” still remains the only UFC flyweight champion ever. Johnson is tied with former middleweight champ Anderson Silva for most consecutive title defenses at 10 but will look to surpass “The Spider’s” record with a win over Borg. Johnson last fought in April when he submitted Wilson Reis via armbar in the third round.
Borg has won five of his seven fights inside the octagon since making his UFC debut in April 2014. The 23-year-old “Tazmexican Devil” most recently won a unanimous decision over Jussier Formiga in March, following a unanimous decision over Louis Smolka this past December.
UFC 215 will also feature a women’s bantamweight title match as champion Amanda Nunes defends her belt in a rematch against Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event.