Your Guide to UFC Fight Night 230: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza – Time, Venue, Lineup, and Betting Odds

 Your Guide to UFC Fight Night 230: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza – Time, Venue, Lineup, and Betting Odds

Las Vegas — UFC Fight Night 230 keeps the octagon in Las Vegas, featuring the cream of the crop in the featherweight division.

Join us as we show you how to catch all the action as these 145-pound stars showcase their skills in the heart of ‘Sin City’.

Mark your calendar for UFC Fight Night 230, where the main card kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern Time exclusively on ESPN+. If you’re eager to catch even more action, don’t miss the prelims, which start streaming on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET.

Main Event: Sodiq Yusuff

Sodiq Yusuff (13-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) enters the octagon after two consecutive victories, one of which was a lightning-fast 30-second submission win over Don Shainis. However, it’s been over a year since that impressive victory, and his upcoming bout against Edson Barboza marks his first fight of the year. Yusuff has an impressive track record, having emerged victorious in eight of his last nine contests.

Main Event: Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza (23-11 MMA, 17-11 UFC), renowned as one of the sport’s most formidable strikers, made a triumphant return in April, securing a knockout victory over Billy Quarantillo. This spectacular stoppage earned him a well-deserved bonus of $50,000. Prior to this impressive win, Barboza had faced consecutive defeats, falling short against Giga Chikadze and Bryce Mitchell.

Co-main Event: Viviane Araujo vs. Jennifer Maia

Jennifer Maia (21-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) has made a remarkable comeback in the women’s flyweight division following two consecutive decision losses to Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot.

As for Viviane Araujo (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC), her journey has seen its ups and downs. In 2020, she missed out on a title shot against the then-champion Valentina Shevchenko. However, with back-to-back victories over Maryna Moroz and Casey O’Neill, she’s steadily regaining her foothold in the division.

Araujo had faced setbacks in the form of consecutive losses to the current champion, Alexa Grasso, and Amanda Ribas. In September, her bout with Casey O’Neill was canceled, but now, she looks forward to facing Jennifer Maia and seizing the opportunity to return to the win column for the first time since May 2022.

UFC Debut: Melissa Dixon

Melissa Dixon (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to make her debut in the UFC on the preliminary card, where she’ll face off against Irina Alekseeva (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Hailing from England, Dixon boasts an unblemished record and has secured TKO victories in three of her five professional wins. Her upcoming bout marks her return to the octagon after an absence of nearly a year.

UFC Debut: Ravena Oliveira

Ravena Oliveira (7-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is gearing up to make a strong initial impression in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division as she faces off against Tainara Lisboa (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Hailing from Brazil, Oliveira’s professional journey began with a draw in her debut, followed by a loss 16 months later. However, since early 2019, she has been on an unbeaten streak, securing seven consecutive victories, all of which ended in stoppages.

UFC Debut: Brendon Marotte

Brendon Marotte (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a member of the highly-regarded New England Cartel, is set to make his lightweight debut on short notice against Terrance McKinney (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC). McKinney found himself needing a new opponent due to visa issues faced by Chris Duncan. Marotte enters the octagon with an impressive three-fight winning streak, including consecutive stoppage victories earlier this year.

Betting Odds for the Main Card of UFC Fight Night 230

  • Sodiq Yusuff (-175) vs. Edson Barboza (+130)
  • Viviane Araujo (+110) vs. Jennifer Maia (-130)
  • Jonathan Martinez (-110) vs. Adrian Yanez (-110)
  • Edgar Chairez (-275) vs. Daniel Lacerda (+225)
  • Christian Rodriguez (-130) vs. Cameron Saaiman (+110)
  • Michel Pereira (N/A) vs. Andre Petroski (N/A)

Betting Odds for the Preliminary Card of UFC Fight Night 230

  • TJ Brown (-185) vs. Darren Elkins (+155)
  • Irina Alekseeva (+115) vs. Melissa Dixon (-135)
  • Heili Alateng (N/A) vs. Chris Gutierrez (N/A)
  • Emily Ducote (-340) vs. Ashley Yoder (+270)
  • Brendon Marotte (N/A) vs. Terrance McKinney (N/A)
  • Tainara Lisboa (-380) vs. Ravena Oliveira (+300)

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