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Rogerio Bontorin fasting since Monday to make weight for UFC Rio Rancho

Rogerio Bontorin competed as a bantamweight throughout his MMA career, but agreed to cut extra 10 pounds when the UFC call finally came.

Bontorin will enter the Octagon for the fourth time as a flyweight at Saturday’s UFC Rio Rancho, taking on Ray Borg after winning three in a row at Dana White’s Contender Series and the UFC. He hasn’t missed weight once, but explains how hard it is to hit the 125-pound limit 36 hours before a fight.

“I’m in this weight class because that’s the spot that was open,” Bontorin told MMA Fighting, revealing he will eventually move back to bantamweight in the future when his body no longer can handle the cut.