The UFC is set to investigate the strange betting activity that went on before Shayilan Nuerdanbieke’s win over Darrick Minner.
This past weekend’s UFC event from the UFC Apex Center provided fans with some great matchups. There were only two decisions on the main card, with all other bouts ending via finish of the 11 total. One such bout was a featherweight matchup between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke and Darrick Minner.
As it turns out, the fight only lasted one minute after Nuerdanbieke was awarded the win following Minner suffering an injury early on. However, there was some suspicious betting activity going on prior to this fight.
1️⃣:0️⃣7️⃣ is all it took!
— UFC (@ufc) November 6, 2022
UFC Investigating Suspicious Betting Activity
Just hours before the bout took place, the betting lines changes drastically as rumors emerged that Minner was injured. This swayed the betting lines that had Nuerdanbieke from a -220 to a -420 favorite. Some sportsbooks were very suspicious as big money came in late on Nuerdanbieke winning via first-round TKO.
Given that it was such a low-level fight as well furthered the suspicion. The UFC released an official statement on the matter, announcing that they will be launching an investigation into the matter, as they told ESPN.
“Like many professional sports organizations, UFC works with an independent betting integrity service to monitor wagering activity on our events. Our betting integrity partner, Don Best Sports, a leading global supplier of real-time betting data for North American sporting events, will conduct a thorough review of the facts and report its findings. At this time, we have no reason to believe either of the athletes involved in the bout, or anyone associated with their teams, behaved in an unethical or irresponsible manner.”
It should be noted that all of this comes shortly after the UFC announced that fighters and their teams are no longer allowed to bet on fights.