UPDATE: Ray Borg has been pulled from the match.
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s problems with the UFC and Dana White have been well documented, but now he will finally re-enter the ring in Edmonton. And that’s unfortunate for Ray Borg, who seems to be severely outmatched.
Demetrious Johnson – (-1000)
Ray Borg – (+600)
Fight to Go the Distance
Yes – (+135)
No – (-155)
Total Round Over/Under – 4.5
Over – (-115)
Under – (-125)
Coming into this fight, the tale of the tape has “Mighty Mouse” with a 26-2-1 record with a 3″ longer reach and the Flyweight championship. Ray Borg comes in at 11-2-0 standing an inch taller and is the younger man by 7 years.
Johnson leads every single statistical category for this fight. They both average into the 3rd round in fight time, with 7 of Johnson’s 11 straight title matches going the full 5 rounds. He averages over double a number of strikes a minute that Borg does (3.49 to 1.51). He also defends at a 14% higher rate, which doesn’t bode well for Borg.
Look for Demetrious to end this fight through submission. Borg has won 5 of his last 7 by way of decision, showing an inability to end a fight. Johnson, on the other hand, has won 4 of his last 10 by way of submission, 3 of those with an Arm Bar. He scores 3.43 takedowns a match (+0.3% than Ray Borg), 53% takedown success rate (+6%), and 64% defense rate (+4%).
Johnson in the 5th By submission
It’s pretty likely that “Mighty Mouse” will take the win, so it’s just about how and when. Both fighters go the distance in the majority of their fights, but Borg shouldn’t have the opportunity for the judges to vote in his favor. Stats aside, Demetrious is one of the greatest fighters ever and knows how to end a fight early.
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