The pair will meet at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow at what will be the first UFC event ever to be held in Scotland.
Ray heads into the fight fresh off the back of victory over Marcin Bandel at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GONZAGA vs. CRO COP 2 in what was the Scotsman’s debut appearance in the UFC. Originally from Fife in Scotland, Ray holds a record of 17-5-0.
Speaking as his fight was announced, Ray said; “Fighting in Scotland will be really exciting. It’s been a long time coming and the Scottish fans are really up for it. It will be absolutely crazy.
“Fans should expect a really passionate crowd in Glasgow. I know the fans will be getting right behind me, so it’s going to be a loud and crazy atmosphere. But I’m mentally very strong and when I get in to the Octagon it’ll just be me versus him. I’ll need to block the crowd out – it’s all about controlling your emotions and staying relaxed and focused.”
Mafra, meanwhile, also comes into the fight on the back of a win, over Cain Carrizosa in March of this year. Fighting out of Balneario Camboriu, the lightweight holds a professional record of 12-2-0 and he will undoubtedly be looking to upset a stadium filled with Scottish fans, come July 18.
UFC is yet to announce the main event for UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW, but as this is the organization’s first trip to Scotland, fans can expect a number of exciting match-ups to be confirmed soon.
Tickets to UFC FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW go on general sale on Friday, May 29.