Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy Headlines UFC Fight Night May 18

Oh boy, get ready for a sizzler. Edson Barboza and Lerone Murphy are about to lock horns. And guess what? It’s the main event. Yep, you heard it right. A UFC Fight Night on May 18 is where it’s all going down.

Now, how did we get this juicy info? Well, hats off to MMA journalist Laerte Viana. After his scoop, everyone’s talking. The venue? None other than the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. But wait, there’s more. A flyweight clash is also on the cards. Tim Elliott and Tatsuro Taira are throwing down.

Let’s chat about Barboza for a sec. Since dropping to 145 pounds, he’s been on a bit of a rollercoaster. Sporting a 4-3 record in the UFC featherweight division isn’t shabby, especially at 38. And 2023? Oh, he’s on fire. Knocked out Billy Quarantillo and danced past Sodiq Yusuff over five rounds. Not too shabby, eh?

Now, onto Murphy. This guy’s from Stockport, England, and guess what? He’s unbeaten. Fourteen fights and not a single loss. His UFC debut? A split draw against Zubaira Tukhugov. But since then, he’s been tearing it up. Five wins in a row. His latest victory? A unanimous decision against Joshua Culibao last July.

So, there you have it. A featherweight showdown that’s bound to have you on the edge of your seat. Barboza vs. Murphy. May 18. Be there or be square.

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