Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackson joins March 26 roster


The game between bantamweight prospects Danaa Batgerel and Montel Jackson has been rebooked.

Batgerel (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) takes on Jackson (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on March 26, which takes place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and is broadcast on ESPN.

A person with knowledge of the match confirmed the booking with MMA Junkie following a social media announcement from Iridium sports agency. The reservation has not yet been officially announced by the promotion.

Batgerel and Jackson were originally scheduled to face each other at UFC Fight Night 192 in September, but visa issues forced Batgerel to withdraw from the fight. Jackson instead faced short-notice replacement JP Buys, setting the record for most knockdowns in a UFC bantamweight fight with four, en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Since retiring from his UFC debut against Heili Alateng in August 2019, Batgerel has scored three consecutive first-round saves, including a Brandon Davis ‘Performance of the Night’ TKO on his previous UFC outing. Fight Night 195 in October.

With this addition, the UFC Columbus lineup includes:

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa
  • Tucker Lutz vs. Seungwoo Choi
  • Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France
  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackson

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Of course, Montel Jackson expected to set a new record – he’s “a villain”

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