Danaa Batgerel will be competing at UFC 275 next month. The Mongolian is booked to face Kyung Ho Kang and ahead of his first fight in Asia since 2019 he has found a new training base.
Batgerel is preparing for the contest at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket. The 32 year old has used Jackson Wink in Albuquerque to prepare for his recent fights but has relocated to South East Asia as he prepares to fight in Singapore.
Tiger Muay Thai shared some photos of the bantamweight training:
Welcome to camp to UFC bantamweight fighter @BatgerelUfc!
The heavy handed Mongolian KO artist is here to prepare for his next fight vs Kyung Ho Kang coming up on June 11th in Singapore, and is putting in daily hard work in our conditioning, BJJ, boxing and MMA classes ✊#ufc pic.twitter.com/FsBfLOjfcn
— Tiger Muay Thai (@tigermuaythai) May 12, 2022
This will be the first time in UFC history that a Mongolian has been matched with a Korean. Batgerel is coming off his second loss inside the octagon.
The knockout loss to Chris Gutierrez at UFC Columbus snapped a run of three straight first round stoppage wins for Batgerel. He slipped out of the bantamweight rankings after that defeat but remains one of the most entertaining 135lbers on the roster.
His UFC record currently stands at 3-2. But as three of those fights ended in highlight reel finishes for Batgerel there doesn’t seem to be any danger of him getting released by the promotion.
Perfectly placed by Batgerel Danaa 🎯
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— UFC (@ufc) March 22, 2022
Kang is a UFC veteran who has not been fighting regularly of late due to military service, injuries and other commitments. He made a comeback at UFC Vegas 43 after two years away from the octagon but it was not successful as Rani Yahya beat him by decision.
Kang was on a three fight winning streak before taking that two year hiatus. Five of his ten UFC fights have ended in split decisions and the Korean is not exactly a human highlight reel.
Batgerel will probably have to push the pace in this contest and he is currently being put through his paces by the trainers at Tiger Muay Thai. The Mongolian began training in Phuket a week ago:
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Batgerel made his promotional debut at UFC Shenzhen. He didn’t get off to a promising start, dropping a decision to China’s Heili Alateng.
But the Mongolian turned things around after relocating to Jackson Wink. He was able to win his next three UFC fights and did so in some style.
This will be his first time fighting an Asian opponent since UFC Shenzhen in 2019. Batgerel will be looking to get back to winning ways and hopes training at Tiger Muay Thai will help him to do just that.