Sodiq Yusuff won a contract on Week 6 of 2018 Dana White Contender Series. Yusuff has never looked back since than with a 2-0 record in the UFC. Yussuff next fight is against Mexican Featherweight Gabriel Benitez at UFC 241, Second fight on the main card!! Major step for Sodiq Yusuff.
Yusuff rising star for the UFC Featherweight Division raised up quickly in a year to fight in the UFC 241 main event after an impressive win against Sheymon Moraes.
Nigeria and Africa is a hot bed for MMA Talent now with Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, Francis Ngannou, Kennedy Nzechukwu and now including Sodiq Yussuf.
“Personally, I was so happy. Their success is a win for the country. I remember wondering why all these Irish would go crazy for Conor, it makes sense to me now. I almost cried watching Usman wave that flag and win the belt. Nigeria keeps on winning, I want to add to that.”https://cagesidepress.com/2019/05/21/sodiq-yusuff-nigeria-interview-ufc/
Yusuff can definitely add to the collection of Nigerian UFC Champions with his potential and world class talents, Sky’s the limit for Yusuff. Motivation of the recent tragedy in Sodiq’s life with the loss of his brother before the Suman Mokhtarian fight.
But before he took on Suman Mokhtarianin his first official UFC fight in December, tragedy struck. His older brother Tope, a constant positive force in his life, caught typhoid fever, slipped into a coma, and died. Sodiq was informed about it by his mom only a week before he boarded a plane for his next fight. It was with all of that on his mind that he traveled from Baltimore to Australia for his fight with Mokhtarian. He was a man split down the middle between profound pent-up emotion and competitive focus.https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/3/30/18284444/after-losing-his-brother-sodiq-yusuff-continues-his-fight-for-family-back-in-nigeria
After losing his brother, Sodiq Yusuff continues his fight for family back in Nigeriahttps://www.mmafighting.com/2019/3/30/18284444/after-losing-his-brother-sodiq-yusuff-continues-his-fight-for-family-back-in-nigeria
Fighting for his family, Loss of his brother always on his mind before the fight will give him extra motivation to go on his journey for the UFC Featherweight Title. Being a Top 15 Featherweight, Main Event a UFC ESPN + Event and than a title shot.