Ray Borg came in and did what he had to do to get a victory at Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 44 against Shane Howell. He walks away with a first round submission victory.
Shane Howell (13-7) has four knockouts, seven submissions and 2 wins by decision in his MMA career. This fight will be his UFC debut and prior to this fight, he was on a six fight winning streak. In the two fights prior to UFC Fight Night 44 have ended in a TKO.
Ray Borg (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has 1 knockout, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a five fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against and lost to Dustin Ortiz via split decision in April of this year.
Down below is play-by-play from that fight.
Round 1: Borg with a big right and then a double leg takedown. He is in half guard, now guard and postures. Howell slides out and they grapple, Borg with a reversal and gets the back of Howell where he locks in a rear naked choke, but Howell gets out. Borg maintains back control, Borg goes for a neck crank and Howell goes out like a light.
Result: Ray Borg def. Shane Howell via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:1