Kyung Ho Kang has a new opponent at UFC 275. The Korean bantamweight had originally been scheduled to face Saimon Oliveira but that bout appears to have been scrapped.

Instead he will be taking on hard hitting Mongolian Danaa Batgerel at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12th. The matchup was announced by UFC Korea on Instagram just now:


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Similar situation

Batgerel (12-3) has provided plenty of entertainment in his UFC career. The Mongolian’s last four bouts have all finished in under two rounds.

He put together a run of three superb stoppage wins. The most recent earned Batgerel a $50,000 USD bonus but he is coming off a knockout loss of his own at the hands of Chris Gutierrez.

Kang (17-9-0-1) has been on the roster since 2013 but hasn’t managed to be in as many memorable fights as the Mongolian. He finds himself in a similar situation to Batgerel with the recent loss to Rani Yahya snapping a three fight winning streak.

Whereas Batgerel has found a way to finish opponents with strikes Kang is a submission specialist. But seven of the Korean’s ten UFC bouts have been the distance.

Title fights

As previously announced the event will feature two title bouts with Glover Teixeira defending his light heavyweight title against Jiří Procházka in the main event. The Brazilian won the title at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi last year while the Czech was the Rizin 205lbs champion.

In the co-main event Valentina Shevchenko will make her seventh defense of her UFC flyweight title and look to extend her eight-fight win streak. She has been matched with Taila Santos who earned her title shot with four straight wins.

Strawweight rematch

A strawweight rematch has been added to the UFC 275 card. Weili Zhang and Joanna Jędrzejczyk will be running back one of the best women’s fights of all time at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12th.

Zhang ill be looking to bounce back after successive defeats. Both came in title fights against Rose Namajunas and the most recent was a highly debatable split decision.

Jędrzejczyk has not fought since that five rounder with Zhang at UFC 248 in 2020. She lost by split decision but picked up a $100,00 USD bonus for her efforts.

Best of the rest

Also on the card former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker takes on Marvin Vettori. Also at middleweight Brendan Allen meets Jacob Malkoun.

In the strawweight division Silvana Gómez Juárez goes up against Na Liang. Mike Mathetha faces Orion Cosce in a welterweight bout.

The event will be a pay per view and looks set to take place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Singapore. The start time is listed as 6am local time.

UFC 275, Singapore, June 12th
Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiří Procházka (For light heavyweight title)
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Taila Santos (For flyweight title)
Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (Strawweight)
Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori (Middleweight)
Silvana Gómez Juárez vs. Na Liang (Strawweight)
Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun (Middleweight)
Mike Mathetha vs. Orion Cosco (Welterweight)
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Danaa Bategerel (Bantamweight)