Nebraska’s Own Darrick Minner Signs With The UFC

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Darrick Minner is finally getting his shot at competing in the UFC.

Minner, a 34-fight MMA veteran who competed on Dana White’s Contender Series, is expected to face Grant Dawson at UFC on ESPN+ 27. The bout takes place next Saturday night from Norfolk, Virginia.

The two are scheduled for the main card, which features Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant flyweight title.

Minner, a Nebraska City, Nebraska native, trains at Premier Combat Center. He has posted 24 wins in his career, including 21 via submission.