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Team Iridium Preview for UFC Vegas 83

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

LAS VEGAS — Four Iridium Sports Agency clients are ready to put on a show at UFC Vegas 83 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Stepping in on short notice, Tim "Awkward" Elliott is hunting for his ninth UFC victory against Sumudaerji in bantamweight action. The former UFC title challenger is 19-13-1. His body of work includes four Performance Bonuses, six submissions and three KOs. Tim is the all-time leader for strikes landed in UFC flyweight history (1,786), and for most takedowns in UFC flyweight history (58). He won The Ultimate Fighter 24 and is a three-time Titan FC champ.

Chris "El Guapo" Gutierrez looks to improve to 9-2-1 in the UFC with a second straight victory over Yadong Song in their bantamweight showdown in the Main Event. Chris is the No. 14 contender in the UFC bantamweight division, while Song currently holds the sixth spot. Chris' 20-4-2 record is comprised of nine KOs and a submission. He’s hunting for his second Performance Bonus.

Steve "Mean Machine" Garcia goes for his third straight/fourth overall stoppage victory in the UFC's Octagon against Melquizael Costa in lightweight action. He's hunting for his second Performance Bonus. His 14-5 record includes 12 wins by KO.

The unbeaten Tatsuro Taira is ready to climb to 5-0 in the UFC, and 15-0 overall, as he takes on Carlos Hernandez in the flyweight division. Tatsuro has 10 victories by stoppage (seven submissions, three KOs). The former Shooto champ is going for his third Performance Bonus.


Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm for the world’s best combat sports athletes, including UFC World Middleweight Champion Sean Strickland, PFL World Featherweight Champion Jesus Pinedo, former UFC World Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno and many other athletes in the UFC’s Top 15 rankings. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 100 athletes in the UFC, Bellator and Professional Fighters League, as well as many of the world’s best wrestlers, including reigning Olympic Gold Medalist David Taylor. Iridium's world-wide team of industry-leading agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives, and consistently setting new standards for sports management.


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