Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia set for UFC 287


A featherweight fight has been added in the UFC’s April Pay-Per-View event.

Multiple sources with information about the promotions’ plans have confirmed that a fight between Shayilan and Steve Garcia will take place at UFC 287, on April 8. The venue and location are yet to be determined. According to sources, the card could take place in Brooklyn, N.Y., or Miami.

After losing his Octagon debut to Joshua Culiabo, May 2021, Nuerdanbieke bounced back with three consecutive wins. The 28 year old “Wolverine”, will be looking to win his 40th professional fight. In his most recent appearance, Nuerdanbieke earned his first UFC finish against Darrick Minner at UFC Vegas 64, picking up an opening round TKO — a moment for Nuerdanbieke that has been somewhat buried due to the bout being investigated due to suspicious line movement. Minner has since been suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission and released by the UFC.

Garcia has flip-flopped wins and losses since entering the UFC in 2020. After three promotional bouts at lightweight, “Mean Machine” made the move down to featherweight to face Chase Hooper at UFC Vegas 63 in October and delivered a vicious 92 second finish of Chase Hooper.