Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Murphy vs Culibao?
Lerone Murphy beat Joshua Culibao by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 30-26, 30-26, 30-27 in favor of winner Lerone Murphy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Murphy vs Culibao stats
Lerone Murphy stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joshua Culibao made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Murphy had an advantage in power over Culibao, with a 58% knock out percentage over Culibao's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Culibao had a slight advantage over Murphy, with a 9% submission rate over Murphy's 0%.
Lerone Murphy was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Culibao had a height advantage of 1 inch over Murphy. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Murphy was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 22 days later than Culibao, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 29 to Culibao's 39.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joshua Culibao had been fighting more than Lerone Murphy.
Going to this contest, Lerone Murphy had last fought 8 months and 13 days ago, while Joshua Culibao's last outing had been 9 months and 20 days ago.
Murphy's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Culibao's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Murphy vs Culibao?
Lerone Murphy was a 33/50 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Joshua Culibao made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.