Danaa Batgerel vs. Kyler Phillips targeted for UFC Fight Island event on Oct. 3

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A bantamweight bout is in the works for the UFC’s return to Fight Island. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Danaa Batgerel and Kyler Phillips is being targeted for the UFC’s event on Oct. 3. The fight card is scheduled to take place during the promotion’s five-event slate in Abu Dhabi. Batgerel is coming off of his first promotional win at UFC 248, a first-round knockout of Guido Cannetti. The Mongolian fighter lost a unanimous decision in his octagon debut to Heili Alateng at UFC Shenzen in October 2019 which snapped a three-fight winning streak. The 31-year-old has finished six of his eight victories, and holds a unanimous decision win over current UFC flyweight contender Kai-Kara France in Malaysian promotion Legend FC. Phillips will look to improve to 2-0 in his UFC tenure following a “Fight of the Night” earning unanimous decision win over Gabriel Silva at Feburary’s UFC Norfolk event. “The Matrix” was a competitor on both season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Contender Series. The MMA Lab standout, despite picking up a 46-second TKO win over James Gray on DWCS in 2017, did not win a contract that night but was signed following a first-round finish of Emeka Ifekandu at LFA 59 in February 2019. The UFC’s Oct. 3 event will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight between former champion Holly Holm and surging contender Irene Aldana.

Danaa Batgerel vs. Kyler Phillips targeted for UFC Fight Island event on Oct. 3
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A bantamweight bout is in the works for the UFC’s return to Fight Island.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Danaa Batgerel and Kyler Phillips is being targeted for the UFC’s event on Oct. 3. The fight card is scheduled to take place during the promotion’s five-event slate in Abu Dhabi.

Batgerel is coming off of his first promotional win at UFC 248, a first-round knockout of Guido Cannetti. The Mongolian fighter lost a unanimous decision in his octagon debut to Heili Alateng at UFC Shenzen in October 2019 which snapped a three-fight winning streak. The 31-year-old has finished six of his eight victories, and holds a unanimous decision win over current UFC flyweight contender Kai-Kara France in Malaysian promotion Legend FC.

Phillips will look to improve to 2-0 in his UFC tenure following a “Fight of the Night” earning unanimous decision win over Gabriel Silva at Feburary’s UFC Norfolk event. “The Matrix” was a competitor on both season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Contender Series. The MMA Lab standout, despite picking up a 46-second TKO win over James Gray on DWCS in 2017, did not win a contract that night but was signed following a first-round finish of Emeka Ifekandu at LFA 59 in February 2019.

The UFC’s Oct. 3 event will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight between former champion Holly Holm and surging contender Irene Aldana.

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Liana Jojua meets Invicta FC grand prix winner Miranda Maverick at UFC 254
Both of Liana Jojua's previous UFC bouts took place in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Liana Jojua will return to Fight Island to welcome Invicta FC’s Miranda Maverick to the UFC on Oct. 24, both fighters confirmed on social media following a report from TASS.

UFC 254 will go down in Abu Dhabi and feature a title unification bout between lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje in the main event attraction.

Jojua (8-3) competed at UFC’s first Fight Island trip in July, making short work of Diana Belbita with an armbar in less than three minutes.

In her octagon debut, a third-round TKO loss to Sarah Moras in Sept. 2019, also took place in the United Arab Emirates.

Maverick (7-2) inked a deal with the UFC after winning four in a row under the Invicta FC banner, including a one-night, eight-woman flyweight grand prix in 2019.

The 23-year-old, who beat Pearl Gonzalez in her last MMA bout, was originally scheduled to make her UFC debut in June opposite Mara Romero Borella, but withdrew from the card.

The UFC 254 lineup currently includes Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris and Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy.

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