Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff Targeted for UFC’s Oct. 10 Event
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 17, 2020
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A featherweight matchup pitting Edson
Barboza against Sodiq
Yusuff is in the works for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s
Oct. 10 card.
Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report
Combate. That means that a
previously reported bout between Barboza and Jeremy
Stephens that was targeted for Oct. 3 did not come to fruition.
The Oct. 10 card is expected to take place on Yas Island in Abu
Dhabi, though a location has not been officially confirmed.
Barboza made his 145-pound debut at UFC on ESPN 8, where he dropped
a narrow split verdict against Dan Ige. The
35-year-old Brazilian has lost five of his last six Octagon
appearances, with his lone victory coming over Dan Hooker at
UFC on Fox 31 during that slump.
Yusuff, 27, has emerged as a prospect to watch in the featherweight
division after picking up victories in his first four UFC bouts.
Most recently, the Contender Series alum earned a unanimous
decision triumph against Andre Fili at
UFC 246 on Jan. 18.