May 18 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

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

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 7:00pm EST / UK - Sun 12:00am

13-0-1

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The tape

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

Full record

UD 5KO 1UD 3KO 3KO 3
Form
UD 3SD 3KO 2UD 3
24
Wins
13
14
By KO
7
58
KO%
54
1
By Sub
0
4
SUB%
0
11
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Featherweight

11
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
14
Tapology
15

Edson Barboza vs Lerone Murphy preview

When is Barboza vs Murphy?

Edson Barboza will square off against Lerone Murphy in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy, on Saturday 18th May 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Barboza vs Murphy stats

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

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

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Barboza will have a slight advantage over Murphy, with a 4% submission rate over Murphy's 0%.

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

Barboza has a height advantage of 2 inches over Murphy. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Barboza is 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 has fought 54 more professional rounds, 83 to Murphy's 29.

Barboza vs Murphy form

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

In his last fight, he 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 won against 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 been beaten by 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 lost to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had beat 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 have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Murphy's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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