Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand Booked for April 15 UFC Event

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Danaa Batgerel, UFC 261 Official Weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Bantamweight action between Danaa Batgerel and Brady Hiestand has been added to the UFC’s April 15, 2023 Fight Night event.

News of the booking was announced on Saturday by Iridium Sports Agency, who represent Hiestand. The Ultimate Fighter 29 competitor will be entering the octagon for the third time in the fight.

Hiestand (6-2) actually made it to the finale of TUF 29 at bantamweight, only to come up short against Ricky Turcios. Brought back for another go, he picked up a unanimous decision win over Fernie Garcia last November.

Mongolia’s Batgerel (12-4) will have the experience edge in the bout, but has dropped his last two. That skid has seen him suffer losses against Chris Gutierrez and Kyung Ho Kang.

Prior to those setbacks, Danaa Betgerel had won three straight. “Storm,” who started his fighting career posting an 9-1 record prior to joining the big show, is 3-3 inside the octagon thus far.

The UFC’s April 15, 2023 Fight Night event does not yet have a location, venue, or broadcast plan officially announced. The following match-ups have been reported for the card thus far:

  • Martin Buday vs. Jake Collier
  • Bruna Brasil vs. Denise Gomez
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • T.J. Brown vs. Bill Algeo
  • Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Piera Rodríguez
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Chris Gutiérrez
  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand