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UFC 248: Guido Cannetti vs. Danaa Batgerel added

The UFC confirmed on Thursday that bantamweights Guido Cannetti (8-4-0) and Danaa Batgerel (6-2-0) will meet at UFC 248 in Las Vegas.

“Ninja,” 40, is trying to return to the win column after suffering a submission loss to Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night 140 in November 2018. He is 2-3-0 in his last five contests. He was also suspended for 10 months by USADA for testing positive for multiple prohibited substances from a contaminated supplement in late 2016.

Batgerel, 30, is also looking for a win after losing a decision to Heili Alateng at UFC on ESPN+ 15 last August. The Mongolian is 2-1-0 in his last three bouts.

UFC 248 is scheduled for Mar. 7, 2020 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Scheduled bouts include:

Zhang Weili (20-1-0) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3-0)

Robert Whittaker (20-5-0) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4-0)

Neil Magny (21-7-0) vs. Jinglang Li (17-5-0)

Beneil Dariush (17-4-1) vs. Drakkar Klose (11-1-1)

Guido Cannetti (8-4-0) vs. Danaa Batgerel (6-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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