Makwan Amirkhani

Sodiq Yusuff out, Edson Barboza now meets Makwan Amirkhani on Oct. 10

Sodiq Yusuff out, Edson Barboza now meets Makwan Amirkhani on UFC’s Oct. 10

Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) was originally scheduled to fight Sodiq Yusuff on the event, but due to undisclosed reasons Yusuff pulled from the fight. He’s being replaced by Amirkhani (16-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) on the Oct. 10 card, which takes place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The Brazilian will be looking for his first victory at 145 pounds in his new weight class, after he failed to win featherweight debut at UFC on ESPN 8. “JUNIOR” came up short in a controversial split decision to Dan Ige. Barboza is currently on a three-fight skid and 1-5 in his past six outings, falling short to some of the best on the world; Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kevin Lee,Justin Gaethje and even Paul Felder. That loss then promoted the move down to 145 pounds.

Amirkhani, meanwhile, has won three of his past four fights. He’s coming off a first-round submission of Danny Henry at UFC 251 in July. “MR. FINLAND”, is 3-1 in his last four outings, his last loss coming in the hands of Shane Burgos, when he was finished in the third round.

The latest lineup for UFC’s Oct. 10 card now includes:

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen

Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani

Dricus Du Plessis vs. Markus Perez

Seungwoo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal

Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura

Thomas Almeida vs. Alejandro Perez

Tracy Cortez vs. Bea Malecki

Chris Daukaus vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Tom Aspinall vs. Serghei Spivac

Ali Alqaisi vs. Tony Kelley

Giga Chikadze vs. Omar Morales

Bruno Silva vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

Joaquin Buckley vs. Impa Kasanganay

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