Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs Darrick Minner: UFC denies ‘unethical’ behavior following U.S Integrity’s investigation into ‘suspicious’ gambling activity

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke faced Darrick Minner at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on November 6 at UFC apex. In the bout, Nuerdanbieke secured a dominant first-round victory over Minner in just 01:07 at the Octagon. 

The clash created massive disruption in the betting market as, before the bout happened, bettors were convinced that the Chinese MMA artist would seal the victory; they were even sure that Nuerdanbieke would win within the first round. 

This suspicious betting behavior led some sportsbook organizations to draw attention to the U.S based betting integrity firm to investigate the issues. U.S. Integrity has no enforcement power, but when asked about the ongoing investigation, the U.S. Integrity President replied that they are unable to reveal any information regarding the ongoing investigation. 

“Our goal as always is to notify the industry of any potential nefarious, abnormal, or suspicious activity as soon as possible, so they can take action as quickly as possible. In this case, we hope that by sending a couple of hours before the fight starts, we may have helped prevent some more suspicious bets from getting through.”

While backing up the fighters and their betting integrity partner, UFC also released a statement on Monday regarding this issue, saying they are confident no illegal activities have happened. Still, they are also investigating the issue, and they are strict about not confessing until something is found via any investigation. 

“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.”

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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