Moving back up to bantamweight, Ray Borg fought Ricky Simon on the main card of UFC Jacksonville. Here’s the results.
Bout 7: Ray Borg (13-4) vs. Ricky Simon (15-3) (Bantamweight)
After Borg was opening up with strikes in the first minute, Simon scored a takedown. Borg got up shortly after, but pulled guard while slightly having a guillotine in. They got to their feet halfway through the round. Simon got attached to the back of Borg in the final minute, with Simon getting a takedown in the final 30 seconds.
Simon got a takedown to a cornered Borg after landing a knee to the body. They got up shortly after. The fighters talked trash to each other during a striking exchange. It was pointed out on the broadcast that Simon was going to the body more often.
Simon scored a takedown in the second minute of the final round. Borg connected with a head kick in the fourth minute. Just like they were before in the fight, they were slugging as the clock was winding down. Going to the scorecards, Simon got back in the win column (29-28 Borg, 29-28 Simon & 29-28 Simon).
RESULT: Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg via Decision, Split
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