Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza Targeted for UFC Vegas 81

Edson Barboza 2021

A new featherweight bout is in the works for the UFC Vegas 81 event in October. 

According to the latest reports, Edson Barboza and Sodiq Yusuff have agreed to fight each other in a featherweight bout at the UFC Fight Night event on October 14, 2023. 

MMA Junkie confirmed this match-up with people of knowledge. The promotion is yet to announce this bout officially. 

Edson Barboza recently snapped his two-fight losing streak with an impressive first-round KO win against Billy Quarantillo. Before that, he lost against Bryce Mitchell and Giga Chikadze. 

On the other hand, Sodiq Yusuff is on a two-fight winning streak. He only lost once ever since making his UFC debut back in 2018. Yusuff defeated Don Shainis via first-round submission in his most recent fight.

Now, Edson Barboza is determined to start his winning streak whereas Sodiq Yusuff is on the lookout for his third consecutive win. 

Which one of them will leave the octagon with the win on October 14? 

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