The lineup for UFC 201 has undergone a last-minute change.
Combat Press has learned from sources close to the situation that flyweight Ray Borg is injured and out of his match-up with Fredy Serrano. Stepping in for Borg will be Ryan Benoit.
The 26-year-old Benoit has been out of action since UFC 193 in November. The Texas-based fighter suffered a first-round submission loss to Ben Nguyen at the event, halting the momentum of his second-round finish of Sergio Pettis in his previous Octagon appearance. Seven of Benoit’s eight career wins have come via strikes.
Colombia’s Serrano will be making his third UFC appearance after competing on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. The former Olympic wrestler has earned back-to-back stoppage wins and will look to build on his undefeated record.
UFC 201 takes place Saturday, July 30, from the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The event will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley. The night’s main card will air live on pay-per-view, while the preliminary card will be split between a Fox Sports 1 broadcast and a UFC Fight Pass stream. The Borg-Serrano match-up was slated for the Fox Sports 1 portion of the card, but it is not clear if the bout order will change due to Borg’s injury.