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UFC Fight Under Investigation For Match Fixing

Money Poured In On Favorite In Hours Before Fight


WikipediaAn MMA bout is reportedly under investigation for possible match fixing or insider betting.

According to a report from ESPN, this past weekend’s fight between Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke ended quickly in the first round. Sportsbooks reportedly noticed suspicious betting behavior before the fight.

The featherweight match featured Nuerdanbieke as the favorite and Minner as the underdog. As the fight drew closer, the money poured in on Nuerdanbieke.

Nuerdanbieke won in about a minute. Sportsbooks reportedly noticed an unusual amount bet on the favorite to win in the first round, as well as the fight to go under on the time prop bet.

Nuerdanbieke’s odds to win moved from -220 to -420 just hours before the fight started.

“Just 30 seconds into the fight, Minner threw a left kick to Nuerdanbieke’s body and immediately grimaced and reached for his left leg,” the report stated. “Nuerdanbieke closed in and Minner went for another left body kick before Nuerdanbieke dropped Minner with a knee to the head and finished on the ground with elbows. The TKO stoppage came at 1:07 of the first round.”

ESPN reported that some sportsbooks elected to close betting on the fight. A Las Vegas-based firm called U.S. Integrity is leading the investigation, along with a UFC betting partner.

“Like many professional sports organizations, UFC works with an independent betting integrity service to monitor wagering activity on our events,” the UFC said in a statement. “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.”

The incident comes just weeks after the UFC decided to prohibit its fighters from betting on any UFC fights. The UFC said last month:

“In order to assist our athletes in understanding their obligations under the laws of the majority of states in which sports betting is permitted, and in further support of these integrity measures, UFC has incorporated a wagering prohibition into the UFC Athlete Conduct Policy expressly prohibiting athletes from wagering on any UFC match.”

Tags: Sports Betting,   MMA,   UFC


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