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Ernesto Delgadillo vs Jade Bornea set for Jan. 30 on UFC Fight Pass

The RJJ Boxing card will emanate from Toppenish, Washington.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Roy Jones Jr Boxing will return to UFC Fight Pass on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a card headlined by a junior bantamweight bout between unbeaten prospects Ernesto Delgadillo Jade Bornea, with the card also featuring the returns of welterweight Santiago Dominguez and middleweight Connor Coyle, among others.

Delgadillo (11-0-2, 2 KO) and Bornea (14-0, 10 KO) will fight for the vacant NABF title at 115 pounds, which puts them in the WBC pool, that being the bigger story.

The 25-year-old Delgadillo, from Dallas, hasn’t fought since Aug. 2018, when he beat Nate Green over 10 rounds. Bornea, 24, is a Filipino fighter who actually doesn’t fight southpaw, and this fight in Toppenish, Washington, will be his first outside of his home country since turning pro in 2014.

“I am excited to be fighting for the NABF title on UFC Fight Pass,” Delgadlillo said. “On Jan. 30, I’ll be in the best shape of my career, and bring that belt back to Dallas with me to prove that I belong in there with the very best of the division.”

“I have been training for three months and have no excuses,” Bornea said. “I am ready to show the world my abilities and come Jan. 30, I’m going to make a statement to all junior bantamweights.”

Santiago Dominguez (20-0, 16 KO) is a 28-year-old welterweight originally from Mexico, now based in Fort Worth, Texas. He last fought on Nov. 7, beating Ravshan Hudaynazarov in a 43-second knockout, and went 5-0 on the year in 2019. He’ll be facing Vitor Jones (16-5, 10 KO), a 26-year-old Brazilian who is 1-5 outside of his home country and has been stopped within three rounds in all of his losses.

Connor Coyle (11-0, 4 KO) is a 29-year-old originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, now living in Florida. He’s become a regular on Fight Pass. He’ll be taking on Miguel Dumas (11-2, 8 KO), a 26-year-old Tijuana fighter who has been inactive since Nov. 2018.

The card will unfortunately be going up against with DAZN’s Super Bowl Thursday show from Miami, which features three world title fights.

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