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Lerone Murphy Set for Career Milestone in UFC Main Event Against Edson Barboza

Lerone Murphy
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British featherweight sensation Lerone Murphy is quickly ascending the ranks in the UFC's 145-pound division since his debut in the fall of 2019. The undefeated Manchester native boasts a UFC record of 5-0-1 and is gearing up for a pivotal career moment this weekend as he headlines his first UFC main event against veteran Edson Barboza at UFC APEX.

Lerone Murphy began his MMA training in September 2013, seeking a mental break from personal challenges. Inspired by his uncle Oliver, a distinguished coach in professional Muay Thai and boxing, Murphy aspires to reach similar heights in his fighting career.

Here’s a snapshot of Murphy's impressive UFC journey so far:

Birthplace: Manchester, England

Nickname: “The Miracle”

Height: 5’9”

Reach: 73.5”

Professional Record: 13-0-1

Notable UFC Victories: Wins over Ricardo Ramos (TKO), Douglas Silva de Andrade (unanimous decision), Makwan Amirkhani (knockout), Gabriel Santos (split decision), and Josh Culibao (unanimous decision)

Fighting Style: Predominantly a kickboxer/striker

Stance: Orthodox

Signature Moves: Favors the guillotine as his go-to grappling technique and the spinning back kick in striking

Martial Arts Ranking: Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Don't miss Murphy's attempt to solidify his rising star status in the featherweight division this weekend at UFC APEX.

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