Main event pulled at UFC 215 because of virus to Ray Borg

Ray Borg, right, tries to connect with Louis Smolka during a flyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

EDMONTON — The main event at UFC 215 in Edmonton has been scratched because of a viral illness to third-ranked flyweight contender Ray (The Tazmexican Devil) Borg on the eve of Saturday’s card.

Borg was slated to fight 125-pound champion Demetrious (Mighty Mouse) Johnson, who has won all 10 of his title defences.

The Rogers Place card will now be headlined by women’s bantamweight champion Amanda (The Lioness) Nunes and No. 1 contender Valentina (Bullet) Shevchenko, who had been the co-main event.

The flyweight bout between Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis has been moved to the main card with the fight between Canadian lightweight Mitch (Danger) Clarke and Alex White kicking off the televised preliminaries.

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