Sodiq Yusuff
On the schedule at UFC 241
June 10, 2019
Yusuff will fight Gabriel Benitez in a featherweight matchup at UFC 241 on August 17 in Anaheim.
Yusuff has won four consecutive fights, with his last victory coming via unanimous decision over Sheymon Moraes. He'll look to continue his run against Benitez, who is coming off a dominant two-matchwinning streak himself.
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Continues strong run with win in Philly
March 30, 2019
Yusuff defeated Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN 2 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
It didn't come easy, but Yusuff got it done. He landed plenty of his trademark power shots, but most impressively, his chin held up when Moraes returned fire. A professional for less than three years, the 25-year-old Nigerian has a boatload of potential. His power is evident and his footwork is impressive. There's work to be done, but Yusuff is one to keep an eye on. He called out Kron Gracie in his post-fight interview. That would be a fun fight.
To fight in Philadelphia
February 5, 2019
Yusuff will face Sheymon Moraes at UFC Philadelphia on March 30, Chamatkar Sandhu of ESPN reports.
The 25-year-old won a quick victory in his UFC debut, beating Suman Mokhtarian by first-round TKO in December. His opponent, Moraes, isn't particularly experienced at the UFC level either, recording two wins and one loss so far.
Destroys Suman Mokhtarian in UFC debut
December 1, 2018
Yusuff defeated Suman Mokhtarian via TKO (punches) at 2:14 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Adelaide, Australia.
Easy work for Yusuff in his official UFC debut. After taking a unanimous decision from Mike Davis in July on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and earning a UFC contract in the process, Yusuff obliterated Mokhtarian on the feet Saturday. He appeared to be twice as fast as his opponent and only referee Greg Kleynjans saved Mokhtarian from certain future punishment. Yusuff, a 25-year-old native of Maryland, is a legitimate prospect at featherweight. He also picked up a Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.
Picks up UFC contract
July 25, 2018
Yusuff defeated Mike Davis via unanimous decision at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, and after the fight, earned a UFC contract for his efforts.
Yusuff entered the night as a (+240) underdog against a highly-touted prospect in Mike Davis, but was able to secure both a win and UFC contract despite not recording a finish. This is particularly rare for a Contender Series bout, as Dana White typically places a premium on getting an early stoppage. Nonetheless, Yusuff was able to mix in power shots with a constant barrage of low kicks, which helped keep Davis from getting back into the fight. The win brings the 25-year-old Yusuff's record to 7-1 and as a professional.