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The MMA community reacts to Amanda Nunes' close decision defeat of Valentina Shevchenko

Tom Taylor - September 10, 2017

Last night, in the main event of UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes put her belt on the line opposite perhaps her fiercest rival: Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. The fight registered as an incredibly competitive one, and after five close rounds, pretty much every onlooker was happy not to be a judge. In the end, though, the victory went to Nunes via split decision, which means the belt will remain around her waist.

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UFC 215 Live Results

Justin Golightly - September 9, 2017

We lost the main event, but the card still keeps trucking. Tonight is UFC 215 making Edmonton face the pain in Canada. Demetrious Johnson can’t break his record, but Amanda Nunes will still defend her UFC bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. This is one of the best fights a promotion can make in any women’s division on Earth right now. That’s not all, Rafael dos Anjos makes his second venture at welterweight against lanky and dangerous Neil Magny. Seeing an RDA who isn’t drained anymore by a weight cut is interesting, especially against such a strong fighter. A win here definitely shows that Dos Anjos is seriously dangerous in a higher weight class, after winning his previous fight at welterweight against Tarec Saffiedine. Also a couple of cracking fights between Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis, as well as Gilbert Melendez’s featherweight debut against “Who the Fook is Dat Guy” Jeremy Stephens.

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UFC issues statement on Ray Borg's illness and UFC 215 ticket refunds

Russell Ess - September 8, 2017

The MMA community was struck with appalling news late Thursday. With less than 24 hours away from the UFC 215 weigh-ins, the main event UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg was canceled. The cancellation, first reported by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting, was due to Borg being ill and deemed unfit to compete by medical doctors.

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UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg canceled

Russell Ess - September 7, 2017

The UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg has been canceled just days before the event is set to take place in Edmonton, Canada. Late Thursday, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Borg was forced out of the UFC flyweight title fight against Johnson due to illness. According to the report, Borg was fighting the illness this week and doctors deemed the UFC title challenger unfit to compete.

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VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 215: Full Episode

Tom Taylor - September 4, 2017

This Saturday night, the UFC returns to our screens with UFC 215, an exciting pay-per-view emanating from Edmonton, Alberta’s Rogers Place. The card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and challenger Ray Borg. If Johnson wins this fight, he’ll break the record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history at a whopping 11-straight. Johnson will enter this fight on an incredible 12-fight streak, having most recently defended his title by tapping BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis. Borg, meanwhile, is on a solid, two-fight streak over dangerous foes in Louis Smolka and Jussier “Formiga” Da Silva.

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UFC 215 Fight Card and Start Time

Chris Taylor - September 3, 2017

The UFC will invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next weekend for UFC 215. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long-time champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg.

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PHOTO | See the Latest Lineup and Official Poster for UFC 215 in Edmonton

Justin Golightly - August 11, 2017

The Octagon will return to the Canadian province of Alberta on September 9th, this time in the city of Edmonton for UFC 215. The pay-per-view fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long time division champion Demetrious Johnson squaring off with perennial division contender Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one of the reasons he declined a fight with T.J. Dillashaw. “Mighty Mouse” will attempt to make UFC history at the event by breaking the record for the most successful title defenses by a UFC champion with 11, beating out Anderson Silva. Johnson was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis. As for the “Tazmexican Devil”, Ray Borg has strung together back-to-back decision victories over Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka. Two title fights headline #UFC215 in Edmonton…

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UFC 215 in Edmonton gets two exciting new bouts

Tom Taylor - July 25, 2017

UFC 215, which goes down September 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has grown by two exciting new bouts, per the Edmonton Sun. The first of UFC 215’s new bouts will occur at welterweight, where former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will take on the 6th-ranked Neil Magny.