Nigerian featherweight Sodiq Yusuff is set for a clash with Brazil’s rising star Diego Lopes at the monumental UFC 300, taking place on April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The highly anticipated event, marking the UFC’s 300th numbered event, promises an explosive night of fights, with Sodiq Yusuff and Lopes adding another layer of intrigue to the stacked card.
UFC officially confirmed the bout, which joins other blockbuster matchups like Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway for the BMF title, Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan for the strawweight crown, and Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan.
Sodiq Yusuff, aiming for redemption after his October defeat to Edson Barboza, faces a revitalized Lopes, fresh from his first-round knockout of Pat Sabatini at UFC 295. The Nigerian, known for his devastating striking, hopes to overcome injury-induced setbacks and reignite his climb up the featherweight ranks. His impressive career boasts six UFC victories in his last eight outings, a testament to his talent and resilience.
Meanwhile, Lopes has transformed from a promising prospect to a fan favorite after bouncing back from a loss to Movsar Evloev with two consecutive wins.
This clash between seasoned veteran and rising star promises a thrilling encounter at UFC 300.