Ray Borg will be battling Jussier Formiga this Saturday Night at UFC Fight Night 106.
While both fighters are ranked in the flyweight top 15, it is Borg who’s not to impressed with his opponent.
“He’s boring — very boring jiu-jitsu guy,” Borg told MMA Junkie. “I mean, I’ve dealt with his jiu-jitsu style since I was a kid. My grappling style has been the same type of style since I was a kid. It’s been a style I’ve been developing for a while. So I’ve always, in jiu-jitsu tournaments, gone against his boring style, where they accept being on their back and they’ll hold you there. He’s just a boring jiu-jitsu style fighter, not dangerous on the feet, doesn’t hit very hard. He’s got a lot of holes, and I look to exploit them.”
Borg has earned a total of four wins in his UFC tenure. The flyweight contender realizes the fight with Formiga is an important one if he wants to get into title contention.
“It’s a very big fight,” Borg said. “Being only 23 and being able to go in there and take on one of the best in the division, especially one of the best grapplers in the division, probably in the sport, it’s a big win for me. To go in there, whether I knock him out, out-grapple him, whatever it is, you know, it’s going to be a great win for me.”
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place on Saturday, March 11 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil with Kelvin Gastelum and Vitor Belfort headlining, the main card airs live on Fox Sports 1. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow the next day.