Danaa Batgerel is a prospect! The Mongolian is on a three fight winning streak and every single one of those bouts has been finished inside the first two rounds.

This morning at UFC Vegas 40 he needed just over two minutes to dispense with Brandon Davis. Batgerel started the fight aggressively, looking to take the fight to an opponent who was returning to the octagon after having been released.

He fired off a jab cross combination in the early exchanges which staggered Davis. The American scored with a solid kick to the body but was getting overwhelmed by the Mongolian’s punches.

Batgerel looked like a man on a mission as he continued to fire off hard right hands, dropping his trademark bombs. He dropped Davis for a second time and the American was able to get to his feet but he was trapped against the cage.

Bad spot

It was a bad spot for Davis and Batgerel went to work with punches and knees. It was one way traffic and the referee stepped in to call off the fight at the 2:01 mark.

The Mongolian moved up to 10-2 and it is not just his three fight UFC winning streak which is impressive but the manner of the wins. He has been destroying opponents with his punching power and is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting fighters in the division.

He picked up a $50,000 USD bonus and should crack the top 15 at bantamweight after this win. The American drops to 14-9 and could well be on his way back to the minor leagues.

Best of the rest

Expectations were not high ahead of a main event that pitched together Aspen Ladd (7-1) and Norma Dumont (9-2). The headline fight was not exactly a barnburner either with the former winning by decision.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (32-20-0-2) made it back to back UFC wins. The 42 year old scored a unanimous decision win over Carlos Felipe (11-1).

UFC Vegas 40, Las Vegas, October 16th
Aspen Ladd def. Norma Dumont by unanimous decision
Andrei Arlovski def. Carlos Felipe by unanimous decision
Erick Gonzalez vs. Jim Miller  by KO (punches) at 0:14 of Round Two
Manon Fiorot def. Mayra Bueno Silva by unanimous decision
Nate Landwehr def. Ludovit Klein by submission (anaconda choke) at 2:22 of Round Three
Bruno Silva def. Andrew Sanchez by TKO (punches) at 2:35 of Round Three
Danny Roberts def. Ramazan Emeev by split decision
Luana Carolina def. Loopy Godinez by unanimous decision
Danaa Batgerel def. Brandon Davis by TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:01 of Round One
Ariane Carnelossi def. Istela Nunes by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:57 of Round Three