Apr 13 2024
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
23-6-0
KO 1
KO 1
13-3-0

The tape

29
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDKOKO
Form
UDSUBUDUDUD
23
Wins
13
9
By KO
6
39
KO%
46
12
By SUB
1
52
SUB%
8
6
Loses
3
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2016
29
Bouts
16
56
Rounds
36
3 hours, 31 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 35 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
12

Diego Lopes vs Sodiq Yusuff report

Who won Lopes vs Yusuff?

Diego Lopes beat Sodiq Yusuff by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 300, on Saturday 13th April 2024 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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).

Lopes vs Yusuff stats

Diego Lopes stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Sodiq Yusuff made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Diego Lopes' 4th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2023. Sodiq Yusuff marked his 9th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Diego Lopes' UFC record stood at 3-1-0, while Sodiq Yusuff's came in at 6-3-0.

The stats suggested Yusuff had a slight advantage in power over Lopes, with a 46% knock out percentage over Lopes' 39%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lopes had a massive advantage over Yusuff, boasting a 52% submission rate over Yusuff's 8%.

Diego Lopes was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.

Lopes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yusuff. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Lopes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Yusuff, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 57 to Yusuff's 37.

Lopes vs Yusuff form

Yusuff had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza on 14th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Don Shainis at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

He was victorious against Sheymon Moraes at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

Activity check

Lopes' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.

Yusuff's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 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 Lopes vs Yusuff?

Diego Lopes was a 33/50 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Sodiq Yusuff made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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