It took Darrick Minner 34 fights, but he can at final call himself a UFC fighter.
After a hit serve-to-serve bouts on the regional scene, Minner steps in on days’ look against Grant Dawson at UFC on ESPN+ 27. The final-minute reserving comes on the heels of a Chas Skelly withdrawal as a end result of wretchedness.
Two folk with data of the location suggested MMA Junkie of the reserving on Thursday. The folk requested to stay anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an reliable announcement. MyMMANews used to be first to state the exchange.
Minner (24-10 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has won two of his most most current three outings. His lone loss came on “Dana White’s Contender Sequence” against future UFC signee Herbert Burns.
As for Dawson (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), the up-and-coming prospect is unblemished below the UFC banner. The James Krause protege used to be presupposed to compete at UFC 246 in January. Then again, as a end result of a drug attempting out abnormality, the Nevada Athletic Price removed him from the bout.
On Wednesday, the NAC equipped it’ll require Dawson to endure six months of drug-attempting out sooner than it re-licenses him to struggle. Then again, he’s free to compete outside of the remark’s jurisdiction.
UFC on ESPN+ 27 takes remark Feb. 29 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va. The card will skedaddle on ESPN+.
With the exchange, the most current UFC on ESPN+ 27 lineup contains:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
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