UFC Fight Night: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza: Fight card, start time, live streams

All the fights for Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza card. With start time, date, fight card and streams info.

By: Eddie Mercado | 2 months ago
UFC Fight Night: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza: Fight card, start time, live streams
April 14, 2023, Kansas City, MO, Missouri, USA: KANSAS Kansas City, MO, MISSOURI - APRIL 14: L-R Edson Barboza and Billy Quarantillo step on the scales and face off at the ceremonial weigh ins ahead of their fight at UFC Fight Night Kansas City - Holloway vs Allen at T-Mobile Center on April 15th, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Kansas City, MO USA - ZUMAp175 20230414_zsa_p175_112 Copyright: xMattxDaviesx


The world’s premiere MMA league is staying in Las Vegas this weekend as UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza kicks off live Saturday night (October 14th) from the APEX facility in Nevada. Capping off this fight night will be a clash of prolific strikers when longtime ranked featherweight, Edson Barboza, meets the UFC’s #11 rated 145-pounder, Sodiq Yusuff. The start time for this UFC fight card is set for 4:00 pm ET.

These two were actually booked to fight back in 2020, but unfortunately Yusuff was forced out for undisclosed reasons. Hopefully it’s time for this banger to actually happen, and as an added bonus, it’ll take place across a scheduled five-rounds.

I think it’s fair to say that Barboza is the more proven striker thus far at the elite level, considering how long he’s been around the block. Meanwhile, Sodiq can be considered the more well-rounded of the two. Yusuff is willing to deploy his grappling offense if the occasion suits it, like he did with his 30-second standing guillotine of Don Shainis in his last outing. Edson on the other hand, he predominantly uses his grappling to get himself back to open space. Yusuff might throw in some takedown attempts, but I expect them to just stand and trade.

Much like the main event for this UFC fight card, the co-main is between two fighters who were scheduled to square off once before, but the original matchup never came to fruition. The promotion’s #9 ranked flyweight, Jennifer Maia, will collide the #11 ranked, Viviane Araujo.

Maia hit a little 1-3 rough patch there, including a decision loss to the former UFC flyweight champ, Valentina Shevchenko. She rebounded, though, with back-to-back wins over the likes of Maryna Moroz and Casey O’Neill. Ironically enough, Araujo is currently enduring her own 1-3 rough patch. Viviane is looking to rebound after dropping consecutive bouts, first to the now champion, Alexa Grasso, and then to Amanda Ribas. A fighter coming off of two wins, pitted against one coming off of two losses is kind of a weird booking, but here we are.

Also, Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez is going to be bananas!

UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza Full fight card

Main card


Start date and time

UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza takes place on October 14th, at the APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event starts at 7 p.m. ET. The prelims begin at 4 p.m. ET.

What comes after UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green?

The next event after UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza is UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, and this event will happen on October 21st from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Headlining that card will be a rematch between the UFC’s lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, and the man he took the title from, Charles Oliveira. The co-main here will see the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev tangle with an explosive Paulo Costa.

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Eddie Mercado
Eddie Mercado

Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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