Darrick Minner


Dominates in second consecutive win
February 20, 2021
Minner defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27) at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday.
Minner dominated this fight from start to finish as he earned 12:34 of control time. Minner even registered a knockdown in Round 2. Rosa threatened with some guard submissions, but Minner wisely defended. This is the first time Minner had been to a decision since 2017. He proved he's not just an early finisher Saturday.
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Booked for February bout
December 18, 2020
Minner will take on Charles Rosa in a featherweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for Feb. 20, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Minner last fought in September, when he defeated T.J. Laramie via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:52 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night. With the win, 22 of his 25 career victories have come via submission. He'll take on Rosa, who has alternated wins and losses in his first eight fights under the UFC banner, most recently defeating Kevin Aguilar via split decision in June. Rosa has an edge in height, but Minner carries an advantage in reach.
Scores easy submission win
September 19, 2020
Minner defeated T.J. Laramie via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:52 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Easy work. Minner may have entered as a significant +270 underdog, but he had zero difficulty immediately grabbing a hold of the neck of the -330 favorite and quickly choking him out. Minner himself was submitted by Grant Dawson in his company debut back in February. Still, the result shouldn't come as much of a surprise given the fact 22 of Minner's 25 career wins have come via submission. The 30-year-old Nebraska native can clearly compete with any man in the division on the ground, but the extreme lack of power in Minner's hands seems likely to be his ultimate downfall.
Returning in September
August 26, 2020
Minner will fight TJ Laramie at the UFC event on September 19, Yahoo Sports reports.
Minner was forced out of a June 12 bout due to an illness. This will be his first fight since late February when he lost to Grant Dawson.
UFC Vegas 2 bout cancelled due to illness
June 12, 2020
Minner fell ill prior to his scheduled weigh-in ahead of Saturday's UFC Vegas 2 fight versus Jordan Griffin, resulting in him being pulled off the card, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Minner indicated that he began throwing up Friday following a nap and was unable to cut weight properly down the stretch as a result. He has indicated that he would like to square off with Griffin at a later date, so it's possible the match will still occur in the future.
Set for June 13 fight
June 4, 2020
Minner is scheduled to fight Jordan Griffin in a featherweight match at UFC's June 13 event, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Minner will look to bounce back from a loss against Grant Dawso at UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia, which served as his UFC debut. He proved competitive and even appeared to have an upper hand at times during his debut, despite being a tremendous underdog. In facing Griffin, he'll now be tasked with overcoming an opponent who's coming off his first UFC win.