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.
A Filippo no le convencía a mi mas o menos y Fran ya lo había aceptado pic.twitter.com/RPQOTsMaVC
— ninjacannetti (@ninjacannetti) December 24, 2019
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.