UFC Vegas 81 just took place at the Apex in Las Vegas and was headlined by a featherweight bout between No.11 ranked Sodiq Yusuff and No. 13 ranked Edson Barboza.
Yusuff opened the fight in strong and rocked his veteran opponent with a slick combination. However, Barboza was able to stay in the fight that delivered all-out action from both fighters. After the final bell, declaring Barboza the winner with 49-46, 48-46 and 48-46 on the scorecards.
“I was very dizzy,” Barboza said post-fight. “I didn’t know if I was in the gym, if I was in my house playing with the kids. I said, ‘What the fuck is going on?’ Then, OK. I’m back in the fight.”
With the victory, Barboza has back-to-back wins, as he came from a violent first-round finish of Billy Quarantillo in April.
What a performance by @EdsonBarbozaJR 👏
— UFC (@ufc) October 15, 2023
The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Michel Pereira and Jonathan Martinez, while the Fight of the Night bonus went to the headliner between Edson Barboza and Sodiq Yusuff.
Check out the official UFC Vegas 81 results below!
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UFC Vegas 81 results
- Edson Barboza def. Sodiq Yusuff via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-46, 48-46)
- Viviane Araujo def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jonathan Martinez def. Adrian Yanez via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 2, 2:26
- Michel Pereira def. Andre Petroski via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:06
- Christian Rodriguez def. Cameron Saaiman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Darren Elkins def. TJ Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:23
- Tainara Lisboa def. Ravena Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Terrance McKinney def. Brendon Marotte via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:20
- Melissa Dixon def. Irina Alekseeva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Chris Gutierrez def. Heili Alateng via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Emily Ducote def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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