Sodiq Yusuff Biography

January 5, 2020
First published on:January 3, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Sodiq Yusuff

Birth Name Sodiq Yusuff
Birth Place Lagos, Nigeria
Famous Name Sodiq Yusuff
Birth Date May 19, 1993
Horoscope Taurus
Net Worth $0.4 Million
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity Afro
Profession MMA Fighter

Sodiq Yusuff is a Nigerian MMA fighter currently signed to the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2016, he competed previously at Titan FC, CFFC, VFC, and Shogun Fights 14.

To date, Yusuff has compiled a MMA record of 10-1-0 (win-loss-draw). For now, he is scheduled to face Andre Fili at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020. 

Lagos, Nigeria native, Sodiq Yusuff, was born on May 19, 1993, under the star sign Taurus. The fighter is a Nigerian by nationality who belongs to an Afro ethnic background. 

Net Worth In 2020

Currently signed to UFC, Sodiq Yusuff is earning decent money. The UFC MMA fighter makes money from show, endorsement, win bonus, and fight of the night bonus.

Through his UFC debut fight at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa, he pocketed $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, with $3,500 fight week incentive pay.

Further, he made $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, and $4,000 fight week incentive pay via UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje. 

At UFC 241, he took home $14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, and $3,500 fight week incentive pay. 

Yusuff is sponsored by legendaryfoods SOURCE: Instagram @supersodiq

Besides, Yusuff makes a ton of money through his sponsorships. Scrolling through his Instagram, he has promoted products from different brands. As of 2020, his net worth id $0.4 million

Before making it to UFC, he had a decent job working at the gym.

Is The MMA Fighter Dating?

Sodiq Yusuff, 26, is neither dating nor married. In fact, there is no story to be displayed regarding his love life. Until today, he has not been spotted with a lady who is assumed to his girlfriend/wife. 

Came From A Large Family

Yusuff was born to a Muslim father and Christian mother in Nigeria, in a polygamist community. He has four siblings with his birth mother but says he's one of 16 children in the family, as he has three stepmoms. They all lived as one family. 

At the age of nine, he, with his younger brother, brought them to the U.S by their mother while the rest is still in Nigeria and has never come to the United States.

Being one of the lucky siblings who made it to the U.S., he has always felt to financially support his family in Nigeria after each of his fights. He says nearly every cent he has made in his career has gone to his siblings

UFC Career

In 2018, Sodiq Yusuff signed to UFC, making his debut on 2nd December, at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Suman Mokhtarian. He won the bout by technical knockout in 1st round.

Highlights

On March 30, 2019, he defeated Sheymon Moraes at UFC on ESPN 2. At UFC 241, he won against Gabriel Benítez on August 17, 2019, via knockout in round one.

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