Sodiq Yusuff

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Sodiq Yusuff
BornSodiq Yusuff
(1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 26)
Lagos, Nigeria[1]
Other namesSuper
NationalityNigerian
American[2]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofCamp Springs, Maryland, United States
TeamTeam Lloyd Irvin
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins11
By knockout6
By decision5
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sodiq Olamide Yusuff[3] (born May 19, 1993) is a Nigerian–American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Featherweight division. As of January 20, 2020, he is ranked #14 in UFC featherweight rankings.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yusuff started fighting MMA professionally in 2016. He has fought under numerous organizations and amassed a record of 6-1 before competing in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2, Episode 6.[5]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series[edit]

Yusuff appeared in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2, Episode 6 web-series program on July 24, 2018, facing Mike Davis.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision. With this win, Yusuff was awarded a contract with UFC.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Yusuff made his UFC debut on December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Suman Mokhtarian.[8] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[9]

Yusuff's second fight came on March 30, 2019 at , facing Sheymon Moraes, at UFC on ESPN 2.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Yusuff faced Gabriel Benítez on August 17, 2019 at UFC 241.[12] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[13]

Yusuff faced Andre Fili on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[14] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Yusuff became a U.S. citizen during the training camp for his fight at UFC 246 against Andre Fili.[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 11 wins 1 loss
By knockout 6 1
By decision 5 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–1 Andre Fili Decision (unanimous) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–1 Gabriel Benítez TKO (punches) UFC 241 August 17, 2019 1 4:14 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 9–1 Sheymon Moraes Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje March 30, 2019 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 8–1 Suman Mokhtarian TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa December 2, 2018 1 2:14 Adelaide, Australia Performance of the Night.
Win 7–1 Mike Davis Decision (unanimous) Dana White's Contender Series 14 July 24, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–1 Dylan Tuke TKO (punches) Brave 10 March 2, 2018 1 0:46 Amman, Jordan
Loss 5–1 Luis Gomez KO (punches) Titan FC 47 December 15, 2017 1 4:12 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States For the Titan FC Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Vadim Ogar KO (punch) CFFC 66 August 5, 2017 1 0:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Return to Featherweight.
Win 4–0 Chuka Willis Decision (unanimous) VFC 56 April 14, 2017 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 3–0 Devin Turner TKO (punches) VFC 54 September 12, 2016 2 2:25 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 2–0 John Ramirez Decision (unanimous) VFC 52 July 16, 2016 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 1–0 Alvin Mercer TKO (punches) Shogun Fights 14 April 16, 2016 2 0:22 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Featherweight debut.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sodiq Yusuff | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  2. ^ a b Simon Head (January 21, 2020). "The keys to Sodiq Yusuff's UFC 246 victory? Oils, prayers and a new U.S. passport". mmajunkie.com.
  3. ^ UFC 246 results
  4. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  5. ^ Sherdog.com. "Sodiq". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  6. ^ Kontek, Riley. "Contender Series: Season 2, Episode 6 Preview and Predictions". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  7. ^ "Dana White's Contender Series 14 results: Sodiq Yusuff, Jeff Hughes, Jim Crute win UFC deals". MMA Junkie. 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  8. ^ "Report: Sodiq Yusuff Faces Suman Mokhtarian At UFC Fight Night Adelaide | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Suman Mokhtarian - A controversial stoppage win for the Nigerian". www.sportskeeda.com. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  10. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-01-29). "Featherweight talents Sheymon Moraes and Sodiq Yusuff fight at UFC Philadelphia" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  11. ^ "UFC Philadelphia: Strong finish nets Sodiq Yusuff unanimous call over Sheymon Moraes". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  12. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-06-06). "Sodiq Yusuff & Gabriel Benitez cross the stage during UFC 241 in Anaheim" (in Dutch). mmadnanl.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  13. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-17). "UFC 241 Results: Sodiq Yusuff Flattens Gabriel Benitez in First Round". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  14. ^ "Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff slated for UFC's Jan. 18 event". MMA Junkie. 2019-11-24. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  15. ^ McDonagh, Joe (2020-01-18). "UFC 246 Results: Sodiq Yusuff Takes Unanimous Decision Against Andre Fili". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Sodiq". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-18.

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