UFC Vegas 81: ‘Yusuff vs. Barboza’ Weigh-in Results – 1 Fighter Misses Weight

By Susan Cox - October 13, 2023

UFC Vegas 81: ‘Yusuff vs. Barboza’ takes place tomorrow, Saturday, October 14th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Main Card can be viewed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET, with the Prelims starting on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET.

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Featherweights Sodiq Yusuff (13-2 MMA) and Edson Barboza (23-11 MMA) are headlining the event.

Barboza, 37, is looking to make it two in a row after his latest KO victory over Billy Quarantillo (18-5 MMA) in April of this year (see that here).

Yusuff, 30, has been victorious in his last two outings in the Octagon, defeating Don Shainis (13-5 MMA) by submission in October of 2022 and Alex Caceres (21-14 MMA) by unanimous decision in March of last year.

The co-main event will see former title challenger Jennifer Maia (21-9 MMA) take on Viviane Araujo (11-5 MMA) in a flyweight bout.

Maia, 35, has won her last 2 fights in the Octagon, defeating Maryna Moroz (11-5 MMA) and Casey O’Neill (9-1 MMA) and will be looking for a victory this Saturday.

Araujo, 36, is looking to get back in the win column after back-to-back losses to Amanda Ribas (11-4 MMA) and Alexa Grasso (16-3 MMA).

Weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 81 took place today, Friday, October 13th in Las Vegas.

The Official Vegas 81 Weigh-In Results can be found below:

Main card

  • Sodiq Yusuff (145.5) vs. Edson Barboza (146)
  • Jennifer Maia (125) vs. Viviane Araujo (126)
  • Jonathan Martinez (136) vs. Adrian Yanez (135.5)
  • Michel Pereira (186) vs. Andre Petroski (186)
  • Edgar Chairez (129.5) vs. Daniel Lacerda (130)
  • Christian Rodriguez (140)* vs. Cameron Saaiman (135.5).        * Rodriguez missed weight

Preliminary card

  • Darren Elkins (146) vs. TJ Brown (146)
  • Tainara Lisboa (133.5) vs. Ravena Oliveira (133)
  • Terrance McKinney (155.5) vs. Brendon Marotte (155.5)
  • Irina Alekseeva (135) vs. Melissa Dixon (135.5)
  • Chris Gutierrez (136) vs. Heili Alateng (136)
  • Ashley Yoder (115.5) vs. Emily Ducote (115.5)

Will you be watching UFC Vegas 81 this weekend? Who are you predicting for the wins?

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