Kevin Natividad



Still searching for first UFC win
April 24, 2021
Natividad lost to Danaa Batgerel via TKO (punches) at 0:50 of Round 1 at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
Natividad has now been knocked out in each of his first two UFC bouts. The finish in this one came when Natividad recklessly rushed forward in hopes of landing a combination of his own and instead ate a vicious shot to the chin from Batgerel. The fight was over following a few follow-up shots. The Arizona native had a nice run in LFA prior to arriving on the scene in the UFC, but has since looked overwhelmed at the highest level.
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Will fight in April
February 13, 2021
Natividad will fight Danaa Batgerel at UFC 261 on April 24, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports. A location for the event has yet to be determined.
Natividad got off to a rough start after dropping his UFC debut to Miles Johns via second-round TKO (punch) back in October. He'll look to avenge himself against Batgerel (1-1-0) who most recently defeated Guido Canetti via TKO (punches) in March of last year.
Struggles in UFC debut
October 31, 2020
Natividad lost to Miles Johns via KO (punch) at 2:51 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Natividad's UFC debut was a massive struggle. Unable to match the power and hand speed of Johns, he found himself on the defensive throughout the course of the bout. Natividad threw considerably more strikes than Johns, but his accuracy was dreadful, and he was never able to truly threaten his opponent offensively. A long-time member of the LFA roster, Natividad entered this bout on a five-fight winning streak. The 27-year-old Arizona native should get another shot with the company, but there simply doesn't appear to be much here to be excited about.
Next bout scheduled
September 28, 2020
Natividad will fight Miles Johns in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event Oct. 31 in Las Vegas, reports.
Natividad was supposed to fight in early September, but was a late scratch against Brian Kelleher due to a positive COVID-19 test. Natividad has won his last five fights overall under the banner of Legacy Fighting Alliance, but Halloween will mark his official UFC debut. He does have one noteworthy win on his resume, defeating current UFC fighter Irwin Rivera back in 2017. He'll hold a two-inch reach advantage over Johns, a fellow prospect who is 1-1 with the UFC.
Late scratch Saturday
September 5, 2020
Natividad will no longer take on Brian Kelleher on Saturday, reports.
Natividad will have to wait to make his UFC debut after he was scratched for an undisclosed reason hours before the fight. Ray Rodriguez will step in on short notice to take on Kelleher, and it's unclear when Natividad could fight again.
Booked for UFC debut
August 30, 2020
Natividad agreed to take on Brian Kelleher in a featherweight matchup at the UFC Apex on Sept. 5, reports.
Natividad will step in on short notice to make his UFC debut after Kelleher's initial opponent, Ricky Simon, tested positive for COVID-19. Natividad is currently riding a five-fight winning streak and carries a 9-1 record as a professional fighter. His most recent action came under the LFA banner. Kelleher has traditionally fought as a bantamweight but moved to the featherweight division for the past two fights. He's gone 1-1 during those matchups. He most recently lost to Cody Stamman via unanimous decision at UFC 250 in June. The two fighters are even in height, while Natividad has an advantage in reach.