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A featherweight matchup pitting Edson Barboza against Sodiq Yusuff is in the works for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Oct. 10 card.
Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report from Combate. That means that a previously reported bout between Barboza and Jeremy Stephens that was targeted for Oct. 3 did not come to fruition. The Oct. 10 card is expected to take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, though a location has not been officially confirmed.
Barboza made his 145-pound debut at UFC on ESPN 8, where he dropped a narrow split verdict against Dan Ige. The 35-year-old Brazilian has lost five of his last six Octagon appearances, with his lone victory coming over Dan Hooker at UFC on Fox 31 during that slump.
Yusuff, 27, has emerged as a prospect to watch in the featherweight division after picking up victories in his first four UFC bouts. Most recently, the Contender Series alum earned a unanimous decision triumph against Andre Fili at UFC 246 on Jan. 18.
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