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Yusuff v Barboza UFC betting picks & preview – October 14, 2023

UFC Yusuff vs Barboza Predictions

Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza

Latest Odds & Fight Info

Main Event odds Yusuff -172.41 at Bovada | Barboza +140 at Bovada
When Saturday, October 14 – main card from 4pm PDT
Where UFC APEX – Las Vegas, United States
Watch Live ESPN+ (US), BT Sport (UK), ESPN (AU), UFC Fight Pass

The upcoming UFC Fight Night at the Apex Arena in Las Vegas promises an exciting featherweight clash between the rising star, Sodiq Yusuff, and the seasoned veteran, Edson Barboza. Yusuff, with an impressive MMA record, is on the path to contention for the title, while Barboza aims to prove that age hasn’t diminished his skills.

Read on for a comprehensive analysis and our betting tips.

Sodiq Yusuff

Sodiq Yusuff


Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza

-172.41 at Bovada UFC betting odds +140 at Bovada
13-2-0 MMA records 23-11-0
30 Age 37
5’9″ Height 5’11”
145lbs Weight 145lbs
71″ Reach 75″
Nigeria Nationality Brazil

Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza UFC Preview

Sodiq Yusuff (13-2-0) has established a nearly flawless record of 6-1 since his UFC debut in 2018, with his only setback being a close decision loss to Arnold Allen. However, Yusuff quickly rebounded with two solid victories, earning him a top-15 ranking. At 30 years old, he is well-positioned to assert his contender status.

While primarily a stand-up striker, Yusuff recently displayed his evolving game with a submission win in his latest bout against Don Shainis, showcasing his adaptability to face the challenges higher up the featherweight rankings.

  • READ: UFC Fight Night: Yusuff v Barboza Main Card Betting Preview And Picks

  • Edson Barboza (23-11-0) has enjoyed a long and successful career, highlighted by one of UFC’s most memorable knockouts—a spinning back-kick against Terry Etim in 2014. Though now 37, Barboza still remains a threat in the octagon.

    Despite some recent setbacks with three wins and five losses since 2019, he has a wealth of experience, having faced formidable opponents like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje in his earlier years.

    Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza UFC Betting Predictions

    While the match appears to favor the younger Yusuff, he will need to overcome his height and reach disadvantage. Barboza, despite his age, possesses the capability to deliver a knockout punch if the opportunity arises, thanks to his exceptional kicking prowess. The sportsbook underdoga’s kicks are still a formidable weapon that Yusuff must be cautious of if he intends to secure the win.

    Nonetheless, we’re placing our bet on Yusuff, who continues to evolve and has the potential to emerge as a top-tier featherweight in the future. Our tip for this bout is Sodiq Yusuff to win via decision.

    Sodiq Yusuff By Decisions


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