Danaa Batgerel

Danaa Batgerel (born July 4, 1989) is a Mongolian mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Danaa Batgerel
BornДанаа Батгэрэл
(1989-07-04) July 4, 1989 (age 33)
Erdenetsagaan, Mongolia
Other namesStorm
NationalityMongolian
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico
TeamTeam Tungaa
Jackson Wink MMA
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins12
By knockout8
By submission2
By decision2
Losses4
By knockout1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Growing up in a rural region of Mongolia, Danaa began training kickboxing in 2007, before picking up mixed martial arts in 2010.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Batgerel has been competing professionally since 2011, compiling a 7–1 record before the UFC. Before joining the UFC, he competed in Legend Fighting Championship, Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation, Baikal Fighting Championship and Mongol Fighting Championship, among others. His most notable bout during this time was a win over fellow future UFC fighter, Kai Kara-France.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Batgerel made his debut on August 31, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang against Alateng Heili.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[5] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[6]

Batgerel faced Guido Cannetti on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248.[7] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[8]

Batgerel was expected to face Kyler Phillips at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana on October 4, 2020. However, Batgerel pulled out due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia.[9] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Cameron Else.[10]

Batgerel faced Kevin Natividad at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021.[11] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[12]

Batgerel was scheduled to face Montel Jackson on September 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 192.[13] However, Batgerel was pulled from the event due to visa issues and he was replaced by JP Buys.[14]

Batgerel faced Brandon Davis on October 16, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 195.[15] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[16] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[17]

Batgerel was scheduled to face Montel Jackson on March 26, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 33.[18] However, Jackson had to pull out of the bout and was replaced by Chris Gutiérrez.[19] Batgerel lost the fight via spinning backfist TKO in the second round.[20]

Batgerel, replacing Saimon Oliveira, faced Kang Kyung-Ho on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275.[21] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[22]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 12 wins 4 losses
By knockout 8 1
By submission 2 0
By decision 2 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–4 Kang Kyung-ho Decision (unanimous) UFC 275 June 11, 2022 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 12–3 Chris Gutiérrez TKO (spinning backfist and elbows) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Daukaus March 26, 2022 2 2:34 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 12–2 Brandon Davis TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont October 16, 2021 1 2:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 11–2 Kevin Natividad TKO (punches) UFC 261 April 24, 2021 1 0:50 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 10–2 Guido Cannetti KO (punches) UFC 248 March 7, 2020 1 3:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–2 Alateng Heili Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 3 5:00 Shenzhen, China Fight of the Night.
Win 9–1 Haitao Ti Submission (rear-naked choke) Mongol FC 2 June 22, 2019 1 3:05 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Return to Bantamweight.
Win 8–1 Sukhbold Sodnomdorj KO (knee to the body) MGL-1 FC 11 June 30, 2018 1 1:40 Erdenet, Mongolia Featherweight debut. Won the vacant MGL Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Aldar Budanaev TKO (elbows and punches) Baikal FC 5 May 12, 2018 2 1:18 Ulan-Ude, Russia Lightweight debut.
Win 6–1 Jiahao Hao TKO (punches) Chin Woo Men: 2017-2018 Season: Stage 3 January 20, 2018 1 4:14 Hefei, China
Win 5–1 Tianlong Luo TKO (punches) Chin Woo Men: 2017-2018 Season, Stage 2 December 10, 2017 2 4:47 Wuhan, China
Loss 4–1 Baasankhuu Damnlanpurev Decision (unanimous) MGL-1 FC 7 November 28, 2015 3 5:00 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Return to Bantamweight.
Win 4–0 Rijirigala Amu Submission (rear-naked choke) Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 12 March 29, 2014 2 N/A Shanghai, China Flyweight debut.
Win 3–0 Kai Kara-France Decision (unanimous) Legend FC 11 April 27, 2013 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 2–0 Jazor Ablasi Decision (majority) Legend FC 8 March 30, 2012 3 5:00 Hong Kong, SAR, China
Win 1–0 Vincent Siu TKO (punches) Legend FC 6 October 30, 2011 1 3:39 Cotai, Macau Bantamweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. ^ Steve Latrell (April 22, 2021). "Danaa Batgerel Aims To Unleash The Storm". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  3. ^ Altatis, Conan (2020-03-08). "Mongolia's Danaa Batgerel earns 1st UFC win, knocks out Argentina's Guido Cannetti at 'UFC 248' in Las Vegas, Nevada". CONAN Daily. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  4. ^ "Batgerel Danaa rematches Heili Alateng at UFC Shenzhen | Asian MMA". AsianMMA. 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  5. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-31). "UFC Shenzhen Results: Heili Alateng Uses Wrestling to Seal Close Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  6. ^ a b Staff (2019-08-03). "UFC on ESPN+ 15 bonuses: Weili Zhang, Li Jingliang get no-brainer $50,000 checks". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA. "Guido Cannetti treft Danaa Batgerel tijdens UFC 248 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  8. ^ Shillan, Keith (2020-03-07). "UFC 248 Results: Danaa Batgerel knocks out Guido Cannetti". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  9. ^ Nolan King (2020-09-21). "Danaa Batgerel out of Oct. 3 fight, UFC seeking new opponent for Kyler Phillips". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  10. ^ Nolan King (2020-09-24). "Kyler Phillips gets UFC debutant Cameron Else as new opponent for Oct. 3 event". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-02-13). "Danaa Batgerel treft Kevin Natividad tijdens UFC 261". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  12. ^ "Kevin Natividad suffers TKO loss at UFC 261". KHON2. 2021-04-24. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-06-03). "Montel Jackson treft Danaa Batgerel op 18 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-08-20). "BREAKING: JP Buys accepteert short notice partij tegen Montel Jackson op 18 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  15. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-10-04). "Brandon Davis keert terug in de UFC tegen Batgerel Danaa op 16 oktober in Las Vegas". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
  16. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-10-16). "UFC Vegas 40 Results: Danaa Batgerel Finishes Returning Brandon Davis". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
  17. ^ a b Lee, Alexander K. (2021-10-16). "UFC Vegas 40 bonuses: Jim Miller's stunning knockout leads pack of Performance of the Night nods". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  18. ^ Farah Hannoun (2022-01-05). "Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackson joins UFC Fight Night on March 26". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  19. ^ "UFC Columbus | Gutierrez valt in voor Jackson tegen Batgerel op 26 maart". Eurosport (in Dutch). 2022-02-14. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  20. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-03-26). "UFC Columbus: Chris Gutierrez Spinning Back Fist Ends Danaa Batgerel's Night, Win Streak". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  21. ^ "Danaa Batgerel faces Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 275". Asian MMA. 2022-04-29. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  22. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-06-11). "UFC 275: Kyung Ho Kang Jabs, Leg Kicks His Way To Unanimous Decision Against Danaa Batgerel". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-06-12.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Danaa Batgerel". Sherdog.

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