Darrick Minner

USA

Scores easy submission win
FeatherweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Returning in September
FeatherweightUFC
August 26, 2020
Minner will fight TJ Laramie at the UFC event on September 19, Yahoo Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
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
FeatherweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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
FeatherweightUFC
June 4, 2020
Minner is scheduled to fight Jordan Griffin in a featherweight match at UFC's June 13 event, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
Nearly pulls off huge upset
FeatherweightUFC
February 29, 2020
Minner lost to Grant Dawson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:38 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
ANALYSIS
What a disheartening loss for Minner. Making his company debut and entering as a massive (+425) underdog, Minner had Dawson in all sorts of trouble with multiple submission attempts in Round 1. In the end, he couldn't get the stoppage and clearly tired himself out seeking the finish. He ended up being submitted himself early in Round 2. It was actually a pretty smart game plan from Minner considering how much physical ability he was giving up to Dawson. It nearly worked. He won't be happy with the result but Minner looked plenty competent in his first go-round with the UFC.
Making UFC debut at UFC Norfolk
FeatherweightUFC
February 20, 2020
Minner will take on Grant Dawson in a featherweight matchup at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight has yet to be officially confirmed by the promotion, but Minner should be making his UFC debut on short notice against Dawson, who has won both of his fights under the UFC banner. Minner was victorious in two of his last three fights, with his only loss coming at Dana White's Contender Series against Herbert Burns. Dawson's most recent win came against Michael Trizano via submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC Rochester in May. Minner has a slight reach advantage while Dawson carries an advantage in height.