UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs Barboza

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UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs Barboza

What's up Fight fans? We’ve got another classic Fight Night card lined up before we head into the massive UFC 294.

We cashed in the big $3.6 ticket as Joe Pyfer got the unexpected submission win.

There are some great fights lined up on this card and we cannot wait for them to play out, so let's dive right in!

Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza

The Featherweight division is hungry for contenders and our main event this weekend between ranked contenders is crucial for the future of the division.

Nigeria’s Sodiq Yusuff has been touted as one of the most talented contenders at 145 pounds.

He has beaten some top names in his short stint like Andre Fili and Alex Caceres while losing a close decision to rank 4 Arnold Allen.

Yusuff is a technical striker who utilizes his power hooks and leg kicks effectively along with a sneaky ground game which got him his first career submission win in his last outing.

This is Yusuff's first main event, and it will be interesting to see how he can pace himself against a veteran.

Edson Barboza is one of the OGs of the fight game who is still giving the fight fans highlight reels at 37.

Barboza has beaten some great fighters like Beneil Dariush, Anthony Pettis, and Bobby Green in his 28-fight UFC stint.

The Brazilian veteran is an explosive striker with the ability to knock out any fighter on the roster.

This is a great prospect vs veteran main event that will play out on the feet for most of the fight and will be intriguing to see whose style reigns supreme.

Best Bets

Our first bet this week comes on a Bantamweight bout between Christain Rodriguez and Cameron Saaiman.

This is a great fight between two talented prospects at 135 pounds.

We think this will be a close fight to call, hence we love the underdog money on Saaiman.

Both fighters are well-rounded but we think Saaiman has the better striking in a fight that will play out on the feet for its majority.

Our final pick comes in our main event with ranking implications between Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza.

This should be a fun fight for as long as it lasts but we think all the advantages point towards the Nigerian.

Yusuff is a technical fighter with age and momentum on his side, we also feel he has more pathways to win here.

We'll pick Sodiq Yusuff to win in a fight which should establish him inside the top 10.

Selection: Cameron Saaiman (Winner) @2.20

Selection: Sodiq Yusuff (Winner) @1.60

Selection: Parlay all Selections @3.52