A matchup between surging UFC bantamweights is set for March.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Montel Jackson and Danaa Batgerel will take place at the UFC’s event on March 26 at a location and venue yet to be announced. Jackson’s management team Iridium Sports first revealed the booking on social media.
Jackson, a Dana White’s Contender Series veteran, will make his eighth walk to the octagon. “Quik” is 5-2 throughout his UFC career, which includes finishes of Brian Kelleher and Jesse Strader. In his most recent appearance, Jackson set a bantamweight record with four knockdowns of JP Buys in a dominant unanimous decision win at UFC Vegas 37 in September.
After dropping his promotional debut, Batgerel has been on an impressive streak of finishes. “Storm” hasn’t seen a second round in his past three bouts, compiling knockout victories over Guido Cannetti, Kevin Natividad, and Brandon Davis in less than six minutes of combined octagon time.