Still over two months out from the big end-of-the-year event, UFC 207 continues to develop as UFC recently announced the addition of an intriguing flyweight bout.
UFC announced on Monday that Louis Smolka and Ray Borg would be competing on the Dec. 30 fight card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Smolka will be looking to bounce back after suffering a major upset loss in his last outing. At UFC Fight Night 96, Smolka took on UFC newcomer Brandon Moreno. Smolka was originally scheduled to face Sergio Pettis, but Pettis pulled out less than two weeks to fight night.
Moreno stepped in as the underdog, but shocked everyone when he secured the guillotine choke on Smolka and forced the top flyweight prospect to tap out in Round 1. Smolka had been riding a four-fight win streak prior to that.
Borg, too, comes into the bout off a loss in his most recent bout. At UFC Fight Night 82, Borg dropped a unanimous decision to Justin Scoggins. Borg has had two scheduled fights since then, but both fell through. Prior to UFC 201, Borg fell out of his scheduled bout with a injury. And prior to UFC 203, Borg was again forced out of his fight when he became ill during the weight-cut process.
UFC 207 is set to be one of the biggest events of the year in an already groundbreaking calendar year so far for the UFC. The year-end event is expected to host the return of Ronda Rousey as she challenges women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the main event. Also scheduled for the card the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz looking the defend the title against Cody Garbrandt.