Nathan Maness is just one of the latest customers of the UFC roster, but he’s now paired up with a previous title challenger.
The marketing has booked Maness (11-1 MMA, – UFC) to combat Ray Borg at the promotion’s return to American soil on Aug. 1. The event is anticipated to acquire position at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Two people with knowledge of the problem educated MMA Junkie of the scheduling Friday, but questioned to keep on being anonymous as the marketing has but to make an official announcement.
Maness, 29, is a former TKO MMA winner. The Kentucky-dependent fighter has picked up six finishes (4 knockouts and two submissions) in 12 qualified bouts. His lone occupation decline was experienced to former UFC bantamweight Taylor Lapilus in May 2019.
Borg (13-5 MMA, – UFC) returns to action soon after a very last-moment withdrawal in mid-June. At UFC on ESPN 10, Borg was meant to fight Merab Dvalishvili. Having said that, two times right before the bout, Borg left Las Vegas and returned residence for personal explanations. Borg is 2-2 in his most recent 4 outings and is coming off a loss to Ricky Simon in May perhaps.
With the addition, the present Aug. 1 lineup involves:
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira
Trevin Giles vs. Jun Yong Park
Ed Herman vs. Da Un Jung
Randy Brown vs. Vicente Luque
Viviane Araujo vs. Jennifer Maia
Jonathan Martinez vs. Frankie Saenz
Chris Gutierrez vs. Luke Sanders
Ray Borg vs. Nathan Maness