Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy – Fight Preview & Analysis

Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy fight preview

UFC Fight Night 241: Barboza vs. Murphy is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Edson “Junior” Barboza will take on Lerone “The Miracle” Pichel in the Featherweight bout. You can view the complete UFC Fight Night 241 card.

Barboza brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. In contrast, Pichel, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 73″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 45% striking accuracy, Barboza has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.18 per minute. On the other hand, Pichel boasts a 50% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.65 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Edson Barboza is coming in with a 24-11-0 record. Barboza will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza in October.

Pichel, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Edson Barboza on October 14, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura and holds a 13-0-1 record.

Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy
5′ 11″
5′ 9″
145 lbs.
145 lbs.

Edson Barboza has a orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. The 32-year-old Lerone Murphy is an orthodox fighter with a 73″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Edson Barboza stats

→ Barboza’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Barboza lands 4.18 significant strikes per minute.
→ Barboza’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Barboza’s takedown average is 0.48 per 15 minutes.
→ Barboza’s takedown defense is 75%.

Barboza comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.18 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Pichel fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 3.65 significant strikes per minute. Edson Barboza also has a 50% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.48 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Pichel’s 1.29 takedowns and 46% takedown accuracy.

Lerone Murphy stats

→ Pichel’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Pichel lands 3.65 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pichel’s takedown accuracy is 46%.
→ Pichel’s takedown average is 1.29 per 15 minutes.
→ Pichel’s takedown defense is 46%.

Lerone spent, on average, 11:35 minutes in the Octagon, and Edson has an average fight time of 11:45 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Edson or Lerone? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 241: Barboza vs. Murphy
May 18, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy

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