Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy Set to Headline 5/18

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Edson Barboza and Lerone Murphy have agreed to meet in a five-round UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas on May 18 at the UFC APEX. Both athletes have yet to sign the bout agreement, multiple people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Laerte Viana.

Barboza (24-11) re-enters the cage looking for his third straight victory after knocking out Billy Quarantillo, and following it up with a decision over Sodiq Yusuff in late 2023, rebounding from defeats to Giga Chikadze and Bryce Mitchell. A veteran of 29 octagon appearances and 12 post-fight bonuses, Barboza has won four of seven as a featherweight.

Murphy (13-0-1) is unbeaten so far since joining the UFC in 2019, starting his octagon run with a draw against Zubaira Tukhugov before going on to win five in a row since mid-2020, including knockouts over Ricardo Ramos and Makwan Amirkhani. Murphy won via unanimous decision over Josh Culibao in his most recent bout in July 2023.

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UFC Matchmaking Bulletin (3/18-3/24): Adrian Yañez Set For May 18 Return

In one of this week’s leading bookings, a bantamweight fan favorite is back.

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He’s one of my favourites

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Just a side note.

BOTH FIGHTERS AS OF NOW HAVE NOT SIGNED THE CONTRACTS

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MAIN EVENT: Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy

Tim Elliott vs. Tatsuro Taira

Adrian Yanez vs. Vinicius Salvador

Oumar Sy vs. Rodolfo Bellato

Themba Gorimbo vs. Ramiz Brahimaj

Abus Magomedov vs. Warlley Alves

Luana Pinheiro vs. Angela Hill

Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Emily Ducote

Hailey Cowan vs. Tamires Vidal

Piera Rodriguez vs. Ariane Carnelossi

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Not bad

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I first read as Lauren Murphy I almost spat out my mango smoothie.

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Headline??

I’d rather see Barboza vs Lauren Murphy

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Is she the one with the nice butt?

Meth Murphy is the one with the rack

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Barboza is must-see TV.

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How hard is it to put some names on these cards

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