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Latest UFC Vegas 81 fight card, ESPN+ lineup for ‘Yusuff vs. Barboza’ on Oct. 14

Fast-rising “Contender Series” standout Sodiq Yusuff is now ranked in the Top 15 at 145 pounds ... but is he championship material? He’ll have to get through featherweight striking sensation Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 81 to prove it!


Event: UFC Vegas 81: “Yusuff vs. Barboza”
Date: Sat., Oct. 14, 2023
Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: ESPN+
Start Time: 4 p.m. ET Prelims | 7 p.m. ET Main Card

UFC Vegas 81 Main Event On ESPN+:

145 lbs.: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza

UFC Vegas 81 Main Card on ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET):

125 lbs.: Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo
135 lbs.: Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez
185 lbs.: Michel Pereira vs. Andre Petroski
130 lbs.: Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel LacerdaSCRATCHED (details here)
135 lbs.: Christian Rodriguez vs. Cameron Saaiman

UFC Vegas 81 ‘Prelims’ Card on ESPN+ (4 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. TJ Brown
135 lbs.: Irina Alekseeva vs. Melissa Dixon
135 lbs.: Heili Alateng vs. Chris Gutierrez
115 lbs.: Emily Ducote vs. Ashley Yoder
155 lbs.: Terrance McKinney vs. Brendon Marotte
135 lbs.: Tainara Lisboa vs. Ravena Oliveira

*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change.*

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