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UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy - Odds, Predictions & Picks

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Published May 17, 2024
10 min read
  • Barboza looks to end Murphy’s win streak and extend his own

  • Adrian Yanez is the massive betting favorite over Vinicius Salvador

  • Luana Pinheiro and Angela Hill kick-off the main card

UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy

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Edson Barboza +130
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Lerone Murphy -155
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Khaos Williams -130
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Carlston Harris +110
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Themba Gorimbo -142
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Ramiz Brahimaj +120
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Adrian Yanez -410
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Vinicius Salvador +320
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Luana Pinheiro +124
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Angela Hill -148
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UFC Barboza vs Murphy Predictions

UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy - Picks & Predictions

Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy - Featherweight Division

Khaos Williams vs. Carlston Harris - Welterweight Division

Themba Gorimbo vs. Ramiz Brahimaj - Welterweight Division

Adrian Yanez vs. Vinicius Salvador - Bantamweight Division

Luana Pinheiro vs. Angela Hill - Women’s Strawweight Division

Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy - Featherweight Division

Edson BarbozaTALE OF THE TAPELerone Murphy
38Age32
5 ft 11 inHeight5 ft 9 in
75 inReach73 in
24-11Record13-0-1

With black belts in taekwondo and muay thai, number-12 ranked featherweight Edson Barboza is considered one of the best strikers in the history of the UFC. He has won his last two in a row - defeating Sodiq Yusuff by decision and knocking out Billy Quarantillo in his fight before that.

Barboza will be challenged in this weekend’s main event by the undefeated Lerone Murphy.

Murphy has five-straight wins in the UFC and is coming off of a decision win over Joshua Culibao that took place last July. 

Barboza will be the taller fighter and will also have a two-inch reach advantage. However, it is the younger, undefeated prospect Lerone Murphy who will enter the cage as a -155 favorite.

To find out how to place your bets for this featherweight main event, check out our ultimate UFC betting guide to get started.

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Khaos Williams vs. Carlston Harris - Welterweight Division

Khaos WilliamsTALE OF THE TAPECarlston Harris
30Age36
6 ftHeight6 ft
77 inReach76 in
14-3Record19-5

With a name like Khaos, how could you not grow up to be a fighter in the UFC? Khaos Williams signed with the promotion in 2020 and now has a promotional record of 5-2. Williams is coming off a close split-decision win over Rolando Bedoya that took place at UFC 288 last May.

Carlston Harris has won his last two fights in a row and is 4-1 in the UFC. His lone loss came at the hands of undefeated top-contender Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Harris’ most recent win came in the form of a technical submission over Jeremiah Wells last August.

The height is equal between these two fighters in welterweight class but Williams, the -130 favorite, will have a one-inch reach advantage over his opponent.

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Themba Gorimbo vs. Ramiz Brahimaj - Welterweight Division

Themba GorimboTALE OF THE TAPERamiz Brahimaj
33Age31
6 ft 1 inHeight5 ft 10 in
77 inReach72 in
12-4Record10-4

2-1 in the UFC, Themba Gorimbo is riding a two-fight win streak that most recently saw him TKO Pete Rodriguez in under 40-seconds.

Ramiz Brahimaj has traded wins and losses since 2018 and is 2-2 in the UFC. He is coming off of a first-round submission win over Michael Gilmore.

Brahimaj will have his hands full with Themba as the latter fighter will stand three-inches taller and have a substantial five-inch reach advantage.

Themba Gorimbo is a -142 favorite at DraftKings.

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Adrian Yanez vs. Vinicius Salvador - Bantamweight Division

Adrian YanezTALE OF THE TAPEVinicius Salvador
30Age27
5 ft 7 inHeight5 ft 7 in
70 inReach70.5 in
16-5Record14-6

Vinicius Salvador has not had much (none, really) success since signing with the UFC. The promotional newcomer is 0-2 and even missed weight in his most recent loss against CJ Vergara.

He will be taking on Adrian Yanez. Despite Yanez also losing his last two fights in a row, he will enter the octagon this weekend as the largest betting favorite on the main carda at -410.

Prior to his back-to-back losses, Yanez was actually enjoying a nine-fight win streak.

Only half an inch of reach separates these two men, but it is Yanez UFC experience and resume that lead to him being such a massive betting favorite.

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Luana Pinheiro vs. Angela Hill - Women’s Strawweight Division

Luana PinheiroTALE OF THE TAPEAngela Hill
30Age39
5 ft 2 inHeight5 ft 3 in
62 inReach64 in
11-2Record16-13

Number-nine ranked strawweight Luana Pinheiro recently had her nine-fight winning streak snapped by the hands of Amanda Ribas, who earned a TKO win over Pinheiro last November.

The judo black belt looks to get back in the win column with a win over Angela Hill - who is coming off a decision win that took place last November and who is 3-1 in her last four fights.

Hill will be the taller and longer fighter and is, somewhat surprisingly, the -148 favorite to win this bout.

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How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Murphy

  • Location: UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada

  • When: Saturday, May 18

  • Time: 7 PM EST

  • How: ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet+, TVA Sports

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