After last minute UFC 201 scratch, Ian McCall now gets Ray Borg at UFC 203 in Cleveland

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Ian McCall (photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today)

Ian McCall’s got his next fight booked after Justin Scoggins failed to make weight for last weekend’s UFC 201 event in Atlanta, as the UFC announced on Thursday that he’ll face Ray Borg at UFC 203 in Cleveland this September.

McCall was paid his show and win money last week after Scoggins failed to get better than eight pounds within their 125 lb. weight class, and he’ll be fighting for the first time since January of 2015. He was beaten by now-bantamweight contender John Lineker in that last fight by decision, halting a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon.

The UFC gave him a quick turnaround, as he’ll now fight on Sept. 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Borg actually lost his last fight to the aforementioned Scoggins, halting a three-fight winning streak in the Octagon for the 23-year-old.

UFC 203 is the UFC’s first ever event in Cleveland, and the event will be headlined by a Heavyweight Championship fight between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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