UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza, October 14, 2023


UFC Fight Night event on October 14, 2023, is set to air from UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza featherweight bout was the headliner bout.

Event Info

  • Date: October 14, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims: 4:00 PM ET, Main Card: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: UFC Apex Arena, Las Vegas, US


Main Card

Main Event: Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza

  • Result: Edson Barboza won via unanimous decision(49-46, 48-46, 48)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Sodiq Yusuff (145.5 lbs), Edson Barboza (146 lbs)
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Vivane Arouja vs Jennifer Maia

  • Result: Viviane Araújo won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Flyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight:Vivane Arouja (126 lbs), Jennifer Maia (125 lbs)
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Jonathan Martínez vs Adrián Yáñez

  • Result: Jonathan Martinez won via TKO at 2:32 in round 2
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Weight: Jonathan Martínez (136 lbs), Adrián Yáñez (135.5 lbs)
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Michel Pereira vs Andre Petroski

  • Result: Michel Pereira won via TKO at 1:06 in round 1
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Michel Pereira (186 lbs), Andre Petroski (186 lbs)
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Christian Rodriguez vs Cameron Saaiman

  • Result: Christian Rodriguez won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Catchweight (140 lbs)
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Christian Rodriguez (140 lbs), Cameron Saaiman (135.5 lbs)
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Darren Elkins vs TJ Brown

  • Result: Darren Elkins won via submission(rear-naked choke) at 2:23 of round 3
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Weight: Darren Elkin (146 lbs), TJ Brown (146 lbs)
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Tainara Lisboa vs Ravena Oliveira

  • Result: Tainara Lisboa won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Women’s Bantamweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Tainara Lisboa (133.5 lbs), Ravena Oliveira (133 lbs)

Terrance McKinney vs Brendon Marotte

  • Result: Terrance McKinney won via TKO at 0:20 of Round 1
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Terrance McKinney (155.5 lbs), Brendon Marotte (155.5 lbs)
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Irina Alekseeva vs Melissa Dixon

  • Result: Melissa Dixon won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Bantamweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Irina Alekseeva (135.5 lbs), Melissa Dixon (135.5 lbs)
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Alatengheili vs Chris Gutierrez

  • Result: Chris Gutierrez won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Weight: Alatengheili (136 lbs), Chris Gutierrez (136 lbs)
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Ashley Yoder vs Emily Ducote

  • Result: Emily Ducote won via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Ashley Yoder (115.5 lbs), Emily Ducote (115.5 lbs)
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This was a UFC Fight Night event that aired from UFC Apex Arena. It is the 81st Fight Night event to air from the arena and, therefore, was also called UFC Vegas 81.

UFC announced on September 6, 2023, that the event would have Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza featherweight bout as the main event.

Viviane Arouja was set to face Casey O’Neill at UFC 293 event, but O’Neill suffered an injury and pulled out of the bout. Arouja was then booked to face Jennifer Maia and the bout was rescheduled to this event.

Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda fought at Noche UFC on September 16 where the bout stopped prematurely and was declared a no-contest after the first round. The rematch was then booked for this event. Both fighters made weight at the weigh-in event, but Lacerda suffered some medical issues afterward and the bout was cancelled.

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • Tainara Lisboa vs Darya Zheleznyakova (Zheleznyakova pulled out due to an unknown reason)
  • Terrance McKinney vs Chris Duncan (Duncan pulled out due to a visa issue)
  • Rani Yahya vs Alatengheili (Yahya pulled out due to an unknown reason)
  • David Dvořák vs Tatsuro Taira (The Fight pulled out from the event due to an unknown reason)
  • Michel Pereira vs Marc-André Barriault (Barriault pulled out due to medical issues)
  • Daniel Lacerda vs Edgar Chairez(Lacerda suffered medical issues after the weigh-in)


  • Melissa Dixon
  • Ravena Oliveira
  • Brendon Marotte

Performance awards

The following fighters were given $50,000 in performance awards:

  • Fight of the Night: Edson Barboza vs Sodiq Yusuff
  • Performance of the Night: Jonathan Martinez, Michel Pereira

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