Danaa Batgerel needed less than a round to put away the returning Brandon Davis and prove he’s one of the best bantamweight prospects on the planet.
Brandon Davis returned to the UFC at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 40, kicking off his second stint with the promotion against Mongolian Danaa Batgerel.
Both fighters came in on solid win streaks: Batgerel had won two straight under the UFC banner both coming the way of first-round knockout, Davis on the other had won all four of his fights outside the promotion, after being released in 2019.
Danaa opened up the fight with lots of pressure, putting Davis on the backfoot and looking for some big shots. Danaa quickly found a home for his right hand that dropped Davis, but he didn’t quickly look for the kill. Davis seemed to get his legs under him for a moment and tried to pump his jab but Danaa covered distance so quickly he was seemingly landing at will.
Mongolia’s Danaa leaped in with another hand right, and this one put Davis down badly. Danaa jumped on with the big ground and pound, and Davis did his best to scramble out and survive but it wasn’t enough. Herb Dean gave him every chance but in the end, it ended up being another knockout win for Danaa Batgerel.
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Danaa Batgerel earned his third straight first-round knockout win, absolutely proving himself as one of the greatest bantamweight prospects on the planet. After the fight, Danaa called for “50g’s baby” in reference to a post-fight bonus, and he absolutely deserves it.
Official Result: Danaa Batgerel def. Brandon Davis by knockout, Round 1, 2:01