Another Asian fighter has been added to the UFC Vegas 86 card. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke will be facing Hyder Amil in a featherweight fight at the Apex Centre on February 10th.

Nuerdanbieke (39-11) is one of the most experienced fighters on the roster. He saw a run of three straight wins snapped by Steve Garcia at UFC 287 recently.

Amil (8-0) enjoyed success with both Bellator and LFA before getting the opportunity to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series. The American impressed the UFC head honcho enough to earn a contract and will be making his official debut on February 1oth.


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Thai star

The will also feature Thai star Loma Lookboonmee. The strawweight will be facing Bruna Brasil in the eighth fight of a UFC career which began in 2019.

She has won her last two fights but only got to compete once in 2022. Loma submitted Elise Reed in the second round at UFC 284 but subsequently suffered an arm injury in training which required surgery.

Brasil earned a contract after impressing on Dana White’s Contender Series. Her UFC debut did not go to plan as she was knocked out by Denise Gomes, who Loma holds a win over.


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Rumours and speculation

Dana White sent the internet into meltdown after accidentally sharing a provisional fight card for this event. He appeared on the Full Send Podcast and a accidentally leaked several fights, which may or may not be happening.

During the podcast a poster on the wall of Dana White’s office was shown which featured several matchups which have not been officially confirmed. Among them was a bantamweight bout pitting Rinya Nakamura against Brady Hiestand.

This matchup has not been officially announced and it isn’t clear whether or not it has actually been confirmed. Lightweights Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov were also penciled in to face off in the headliner on the poster.

Best of the rest

The matchup between Sandhagen and Nurmagomedov might not materialize. The event does currently have a main event though and it will feature two middleweights.

Jack Hermansson is set to face Joe Pyfer in a fight that, for the time being at least, serves as the headliner. The former is ranked #10 while the latter will be looking to break into the top 15 with a win here.

UFC Fight Night 236, Las Vegas, February 10th
Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov (Lightweight) *TBC
Jack Hermansson vs. Joe Pyfer (Middleweight)
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares (Middleweight)
Michael Johnson vs. Darrius Flowers (Lightweight)
Trevin Giles vs. Carlos Prates (Welterweight)
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Bruna Brasil (Strawweight)
Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Hyder Amil (Featherweight)