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When is Yusuff vs Barboza?
Sodiq Yusuff will fight Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza, on Saturday 14th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Yusuff vs Barboza stats
Sodiq Yusuff steps 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 will make 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 suggest Barboza has an advantage in power over Yusuff, with a 59% knock out percentage over Yusuff's 46%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Yusuff will have a slight advantage over Barboza, with a 8% submission rate over Barboza's 5%.
Sodiq Yusuff is the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Barboza has a height advantage of 2 inches over Yusuff. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Yusuff is 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 has fought 46 less professional rounds, 31 to Barboza's 77.
Yusuff vs Barboza form
Yusuff has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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.
In terms of recent activity, Edson Barboza has been fighting more than Sodiq Yusuff.
Sodiq Yusuff last fought 1 year and 3 days ago, while Edson Barboza's last outing was 5 months and 19 days ago.
Yusuff's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Barboza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Yusuff vs Barboza?
Sodiq Yusuff is currently 11/20 (-180) to win the bout outright, while you can get 7/5 (+140) on Edson Barboza if you fancy the small upset.
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