UFC Vegas 81 Results: Barboza Rallies To Score Win Over Yusuff After Early Scare

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to action this weekend with UFC Vegas 81 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 14.

In the main event, top-15-ranked featherweights Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza went head-to-head. Yusuff (13-2) entered the fight as the No. 11 featherweight in the UFC, while Barboza (23-11) was ranked No. 13.

Early in the fight, Yusuff had Barboza in serious danger.

However, the UFC veteran was able to rally in the late rounds and badly hurt Yusuff with a head kick en route to a unanimous decision victory.

In the co-main event, Viviane Araujo (11-5) and Jennifer Maia (21-9-1) faced off in a meeting between top 15 women’s flyweight contenders with Araujo coming out on top to snap a two-fight losing streak.

If you missed out on the action, we have you covered.

A full look at the UFC Vegas 81 results can be seen below.


UFC Vegas 81 Results

  • Edson Barboza def. Sodiq Yusuff via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-46, 48-46)
  • Viviane Araujo def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jonathan Martinez def. Adrian Yanez via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 2, 2:26
  • Michel Pereira def. Andre Petroski via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:06
  • Christian Rodriguez def. Cameron Saaiman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Darren Elkins def. TJ Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:23
  • Tainara Lisboa def. Ravena Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Terrance McKinney def. Brendon Marotte via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:20
  • Melissa Dixon def. Irina Alekseeva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Chris Gutierrez def. Heili Alateng via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Emily Ducote def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 81 Weigh-In Results: Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza Official
UFC Vegas 81 Weigh-In Results: Sodiq Yusuff vs Edson Barboza Official