No. 5-ranked UFC flyweight Ian McCall, who hasn’t competed since suffering a decision loss to John Lineker in January 2015, was slated to make his return to action against Justin Scoggins at last weekend’s (July 30, 2016) UFC 201 from Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, Scoggins experienced weight cutting issues and was forced to withdraw from the bout just days before. Following the fallout, “Uncle Creepy” made it clear that he’d like to fight in the near future, and it appears as if the promotion has granted him his wish.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, McCall will now face off with No. 14-ranked Ray Borg at September 10’s UFC 203 from Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to dropping a loss to Lineker, McCall had won two straight over Brad Picket and Iliarde Santos. Before those victories, McCall was riding a two-fight losing streak, although those loses came at the hands of the division’s elite, dominant champion Demetrious Johnson and longtime top contender Joseph Benavidez. “Uncle Creepy” has remained a contender in the 125-pound division.
Ironically, the 23-year-old Borg is coming off of a decision loss to Scoggins. Before suffering that setback, “The Tazmexican Devil” had won three straight over the likes of Shane Howell, Chris Kelades, and Geane Herrera.
UFC 203 will be headlined by an intriguing heavyweight title fight as Ohio native Stipe Miocic puts his title on the line for the very first time against legendary kick boxer Alistair ‘The Reem” Overeem.