Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-10-14, pretty good mma bout: Edson Barboza vs Sodiq Yusuff gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Yusuff vs Barboza is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 14th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 5-round featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 81 (also known as UFC Fight Night 230 or UFC on ESPN+ 88). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Edson Barboza record
The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a professional mma record of 23-11-0 (65% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.20 featherweight in the world.
He lost two consecutive bouts between 2021 and 2022, against Giga Chikadze (Edson Barboza vs Giga Chikadze) and Bryce Mitchell (Edson Barboza vs Bryce Mitchell), but he came back to win with Billy Quarantillo in April 2023 (Billy Quarantillo vs Edson Barboza).
Sodiq Yusuff record
His opponent, Sodiq Yusuff, has an official record of 13-2-0 (54% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.27 in the featherweight division.
He was defeated by Arnold Allen in 2021 (Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff) but then he has beat Alex Caceres (Sodiq Yusuff vs Alex Caceres) and Don Shainis.
Here is the UFC Vegas 81 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Edson Barboza vs Sodiq Yusuff
Jennifer Maia vs Viviane Araujo
Jonathan Martinez vs Adrian Yanez
Andre Petroski vs Michel Pereira
Cameron Saaiman vs Christian Rodriguez
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Darren Elkins vs T.J. Brown
Tainara Lisboa vs Ravena Oliveira
Terrance McKinney vs Brendan Marotte
Melissa Dixon vs Irina Alekseeva
Chris Gutierrez vs Heili Alateng
Emily Ducote vs Ashley Yoder
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 81 pre-fight press conference, featuring Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 81: Barboza vs Yusuff weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Edson Barboza vs Sodiq Yusuff as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Barboza vs Yusuff fight?
Edson Barboza defeated Sodiq Yusuff via unanimous decision. Scores were 49–46, 48–46, 48–46.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 81 post-fight octagon interview of Edson Barboza and Sodiq Yusuff.
UFC Vegas 81 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 81 Barboza vs Yusuff.
Edson Barboza def. Sodiq Yusuff via UD
Viviane Araújo def. Jennifer Maia via UD
Jonathan Martinez def. Adrian Yanez via TKO r2
Michel Pereira def. Andre Petroski via TKO r1
Christian Rodriguez def. Cameron Saaiman via UD
Darren Elkins def. TJ Brown via SUB r3
Tainara Lisboa def. Ravena Oliveira via UD
Terrance McKinney def. Brendan Marotte via TKO r1
Melissa Dixon def. Irina Alekseeva via UD
Chris Gutiérrez def. Alateng Heili via UD
Emily Ducote def. Ashley Yoder via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 81 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 81 Fight of the Night: Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza
UFC Vegas 81 Performance of the Night: Jonathan Martinez, Michel Pereira