Sodiq Yusuff is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #11 in the UFC featherweight rankings as of September 5, 2023. Yusuff was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to the United States with his mother when he was nine years old. He began training in mixed martial arts in 2016 and made his professional debut in 2018. He has a record of 13-2, with all of his wins coming by either knockout or submission. Yusuff is known for his aggressive fighting style and his powerful striking. He is also a skilled grappler and has submitted several of his opponents.
Edson Barboza is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was born in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 21, 1986. He began practicing and competing in Muay Thai at the age of 8 and has a professional record of 25-3. He moved to the United States in January 2009 and made his professional MMA debut in April of that year. He has a record of 23-11 in MMA and is known for his dangerous kicking game. He is tied for the most Fight of the Night bonuses in UFC history with 8.
UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs Barboza:
UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on October 14, 2023, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.
The event is expected to be headlined by a featherweight bout between Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza. Yusuff is a rising contender in the featherweight division, with a record of 15-2. He is coming off a win over Alex Caceres at UFC 280. Barboza is a veteran of the UFC, with a record of 22-11. He is known for his powerful kicks and striking skills.
Other notable fights on the card include:
- Casey O’Neill vs. Viviane Araújo (women’s flyweight)
- Cameron Saaiman vs. Christian Rodriguez (bantamweight)
- Tainara Lisboa vs. Darya Zheleznyakova (women’s bantamweight)
UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza is a must-watch for any fan of mixed martial arts. The event features a number of exciting fights, including a potential title eliminator in the main event.
Main event Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza
Sodiq Yusuff is a rising contender in the featherweight division. He is a well-rounded fighter with good striking and grappling skills. Yusuff is also a very athletic and explosive fighter.
Edson Barboza is a veteran of the UFC and one of the most dangerous strikers in the featherweight division. He is known for his powerful kicks and his ability to finish fights with strikes. Barboza is also a very durable fighter.
This fight is a clash of styles between two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division. Yusuff will try to use his athleticism and well-rounded game to outpoint Barboza. Barboza will try to use his powerful kicks and striking skills to finish Yusuff.
This fight is a must-watch for any fan of mixed martial arts. It is a potential title eliminator and it is sure to be a very exciting fight.