MMA Preview – Joseph Benavidez vs Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night 139


When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139?



Two of the best flyweights in the world feature at UFC Fight Night 139 but Ray Borg arrives in Colorado with very hindered preparations. After having to withdraw from his fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC 223 after being on the wrong end of the dolly attack by Conor McGregor, he has then had to endure a life-threatening illness of his new born son.

After going through the wringer he now has to fight Joseph Benavidez who, despite his recent loss to Sergio Pettis, is one of the best flyweights of all time. This was his first fight in two years but Borg is now carrying a bit of ring-rust after not fighting since his title bout against Demetrious Johnson over a year ago.


Borg is a phenomenal grappler and this has to be his plan A. Benavidez is also a great wrestler but that is just one string to his bow as he is incredibly well-rounded. He is dangerous on the feet with lightening quick hands and level-changes.

Borg is going to have to win the grappling contest and hope he can control Benavidez. However, considering what Borg has been through and the calibre of Benavidez, this fight may have come at the wrong time.

Winner: Benavidez via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.