Shayilan Nuerdanbieke has been one of several Chinese success stories in the UFC. The featherweight is coming off back to back wins and will be facing Darrick Minner in Las Vegas next week.

Ahead of that fight he has signed a new UFC contract. His management broke the news on Instagram earlier today:


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New deal

Nuerdanbieke (37-10) has been rewarded with a new deal after turning his UFC career around. He dropped a decision to Joshua Culibao in his first fight for the promotion but went on to win his next two, with all three bouts going the distance.

At UFC Fight Night 214 he faces an experienced opponent who has not been in such fine form. Minner (26-13) made his pro debut in 2012 and was snapped up by the promotion eight years later.

The American got his UFC career off to a good start by winning his first two fights. But he is coming off back to back defeats and will potentially be fighting for his promotional future at the Apex Centre in Las Vegas.

Best of the rest

The card is set for November 5th (local time) and will be headlined by an all Brazilian strawweight bout between Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) and Amanda Lemos (12-2-1). The former is ranked at #5 while the latter is #9 meaning that the winner will be close to contention for a title shot.

Also on the card Hong Kong’s Ramona Pascual (6-4) will be going in search of her first UFC win. The 34 year old is dropping down to bantamweight to take on promotional newcomer Tamires Vidal (6-1).

The event had originally set to be headlined by a featherweight bout between Movsar Evloev and Bryce Mitchell. That bout has been cancelled after the undefeated Russian suffered an injury in training.

UFC Fight Night 214, November 5th, Las Vegas
Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos (Strawweight)
Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez (Welterweight)
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Nate Maness (Flyweight)
Maxim Grishin vs. Jailton Almeida (Catchweight)
Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (Featherweight)
Polyana Viana vs. Jinh Yu Frey (Strawweight)
Tamires Vidal vs. Ramona Pascual (Bantamweight)
Benito Lopez vs. Mario Bautista (Bantamweight)
Johnny Muñoz Jr. vs. Liudvik Sholinian (Bantamweight)
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young (Flyweight)
Jake Hadley vs. Carlos Candelario (Flyweight)
Chase Sherman vs. Josh Parisian (Heavyweight)