Oct 14 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
13-2-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 46-49
  • 46-48
  • 46-48
UD 5
22-11-0

The tape

30
Age
38
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDUDKO
Form
UDKOKOUDSD
13
Wins
22
6
By KO
13
46
KO%
59
1
By SUB
1
8
SUB%
5
2
Loses
11
1
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2009
15
Bouts
33
31
Rounds
77
2 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 33 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

11
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
12
Tapology
15

Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza report

Who won Yusuff vs Barboza?

Edson Barboza beat Sodiq Yusuff by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza, on Saturday 14th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 46-49, 46-48, 46-48 in favor of winner Edson Barboza.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Yusuff vs Barboza stats

Sodiq Yusuff stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Edson Barboza made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Barboza had an advantage in power over Yusuff, with a 59% knock out percentage over Yusuff's 46%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yusuff had a slight advantage over Barboza, with a 8% submission rate over Barboza's 5%.

Sodiq Yusuff was the younger man by 8 years, at 30 years old.

Barboza had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yusuff. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Yusuff was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 11 months later than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 36 to Barboza's 83.

Yusuff vs Barboza form

Yusuff had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Don Shainis at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Gabriel Benitez at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Before that, he had defeated Sheymon Moraes at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

He had won against Suman Mokhtarian at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

Barboza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Before that, he had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.

He had beat Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Edson Barboza had been fighting more than Sodiq Yusuff.

Going to this contest, Sodiq Yusuff had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 21 days ago, while Edson Barboza's last outing had been 10 months and 7 days ago.

Yusuff's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Yusuff vs Barboza?

Sodiq Yusuff was a 11/20 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Edson Barboza made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.

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