May 18 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
24-11-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 46-49
  • 45-50
  • 45-50
UD 5
13-0-0

The tape

38
Age
32
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDKOKO
Form
UDSDKOUDKO
24
Wins
13
14
By KO
7
58
KO%
54
1
By SUB
0
4
SUB%
0
11
Loses
0
4
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2016
35
Bouts
14
83
Rounds
29
6 hours, 0 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 4 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

12
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
14
Tapology
-

Edson Barboza vs Lerone Murphy report

Who won Barboza vs Murphy?

Lerone Murphy beat Edson Barboza by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th May 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 in favor of the winner Lerone Murphy.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Barboza vs Murphy stats

Edson Barboza stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Lerone Murphy made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Edson Barboza's 30th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2010. Lerone Murphy marked his 7th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2019.

Edson Barboza's UFC record stood at 18-12-0, while Lerone Murphy's came in at 6-0-1.

The stats suggested Barboza had a slight advantage in power over Murphy, with a 58% knock out percentage over Murphy's 54%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Barboza had a slight advantage over Murphy, with a 4% submission rate over Murphy's 0%.

Edson Barboza was the older man by 6 years, at 38 years old.

Barboza had a height advantage of 2 inches over Murphy. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Barboza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Murphy, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 88 to Murphy's 34.

Barboza vs Murphy form

Barboza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza on 14th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Activity check

Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Murphy's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What time did Barboza vs Murphy start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 1:15 AM UTC , which was 9:15 PM EST or 6:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 2:15 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Barboza vs Murphy?

Edson Barboza was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Lerone Murphy made his way into the ring at 31/50 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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