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UFC Fight Night 230 full card: Sodiq Yusuff determined to continue rise at expense of Edson Barboza

Sodiq Yusuff returns to action for the first time in a year as he looks to continue his UFC rise against veteran Edson Barboza.

The 30-year-old boasts an impressive 15-2 record and is on the lookout for a third straight victory.

The only UFC blemish on Yusuff’s record came at the hands of Arnold Allen who won a unanimous decision back in April 2021.

Since then, the featherweight has come back strong with his own decision win over Alex Caceres and a submission victory over Don Shainis.

Yusuff is determined to continue his climb up the UFC rankings, though veteran Barboza is not willing to let that happen at his expense.

There are few active fighters with as much UFC experience as the 37-year-old who has been with the organisation for 13 years.

Barboza made his debut for the company at UFC 123 where he picked up a TKO win over Mike Lullo.

Since then, the Brazilian-American has shared the octagon with some of the biggest names and remains a serious threat in 2023.

Last April, Barboza snapped a two-fight losing run courtesy of a KO victory over Billy Quarantillo.

As will as picking up the win in the opening round, Barboza also earned ‘Performance of the Night’.

Both men have a lot at stake this weekend, which should make for a cracking main event at the Apex in Las Vegas.

Below is the full card for UFC Fight Night 230.

UFC Fight Night 230 main card

Main event – Featherweight bout
Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza

Women’s flyweight bout
Jennifer Maia vs Viviane Araujo

Bantamweight bout
Jonathan Martinez vs Adrian Yanez

Middleweight bout
Andre Petroski vs Michel Pereira

Flyweight bout
Edgar Chairez vs Daniel Lacerda

Bantamweight bout
Christian Rodriguez vs Cameron Saaiman

Preliminary card

Featherweight bout
Darren Elkins vs TJ Brown

Women’s bantamweight bout
Tainara Lisboa vs Raven Oliveira

Lightweight bout
Terrance McKinney vs Brendon Marotte

Women’s bantamweight bout
Irina Alekseeva vs Melissa Dixon

Bantamweight bout
Chris Gutieirrez vs Alatang Heili

Women’s strawweight bout
Ashley Yoder vs Emily Ducote

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