UFC: Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke Booked for Nov. 5

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Darrick Minner, UFC Vegas 32 Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Featherweight action has been lined up for the UFC’s upcoming November 5, 2022 Fight Night event.

Darrick Minner (26-13) will face China’s Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (38-10) at the show, which is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Minner announced the booking on social media on Thursday.

The match-up finds the featherweight pair on opposite trajectories, with Minner coming off two losses, and Nuerdanbieke having won two straight.

Most recently, Minner found himself on the wrong side of a unanimous decision opposite grappling ace Ryan Hall. Prior to that, the Glory MMA and Fitness fighter had suffered a TKO defeat at the hands of Darren “The Damage” Elkins.

Nuerdanbieke is 2-1 inside the octagon through three UFC bouts, and has won his last two, against Sean Soriano and T.J. Brown. Both bouts went the distance; both ended in unanimous decision victories for “Wolverine.”

The UFC’s November 5, 2022 Fight Night card does not yet have a main event officially announced, though Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev is the front-runner. The following match-ups have been reported for the event so far:

  • Movsar Evloev vs. Bryce Mitchell
  • Benito Lopez vs. Mario Bautista
  • Nate Maness vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Ramona Pascual vs. Tamires Vidal
  • Johnny Muñoz Jr. vs. Liudvik Sholinian
  • Polyana Viana vs. Jinh Yu Frey
  • Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
  • Jake Hadley vs. Carlos Candelario
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos
  • Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke