The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, November 5, 2022, for UFC Vegas 64, headlined by a pair of women’s strawweight contenders in no. 3 ranked Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) and no. 7 ranked Amanda Lemos (12-2-1).
Co-headlining the event is a welterweight contest between Neil Magny (26-9) and Daniel Rodriguez (17-2).
Our feature fight of the night came in the featherweight division between Darrick Minner (26-13) and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (38-10). Heavyweights Josh Parisian and Chase Sherman were originally slated for this spot on the card, but Parisian was forced to withdraw the day of with undisclosed medical issues.
Minner had gone 2-3 thus far into his UFC career, while Nuerdanbieke came in with a 2-1 octagon record.
What’s more, 23 of Minner’s 26 wins come via finish, 21 in the first round; and, of Nuerdanbieke’s 38 wins, 28 come via finish, 25 in the first round. We were in for a good one with this match up.
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Continue reading to see how this featherweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. Darrick Minner via TKO (punches & elbows) at 1:07 of round one
Minner lands a heavy leg kick to begin the bout, and he goes for a body kick not long afterward. However, after landing it, he injures his foot and stumbles backwards.
Nuerdanbieke lands a beautiful flying knee that drops Minner, following up with some punches and elbows on the ground to secure the early TKO stoppage. When you have 64 wins between two combatants with 46 first round finishes, we knew we were in for a treat in this one. And boom, another first round finish.
Shayilan Nuerdanbieke improves to 39-10 with this victory tonight at UFC Vegas 64, which is just astounding; he’s only 28 years old, and his next fight will be his 50th.
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