UFC Fight Night Barboza vs. Murphy Main Card Betting Analysis & Odds (05/18/2024)

UFC Fight Night Barboza vs. Murphy Main Card Betting Analysis & Odds (05-18-2024)

Fight Night returns to the UFC Octagon for a Saturday night card. First on the UFC Betting Board is the main event featherweight bout between Khads Williams and Carlston Harris. Murphy opened as a moderate favorite, with betting action equaling out. Another fight that is looking even to gamblers is the welterweight bout between Khads Williams and Carlson Harris. Williams opened as a small favorite. Also catching attention is the bantamweight matchup between Adrian Yanez and Vinicius Salvador. Finally, there is a strong women’s strawweight bout between Luana Pinheiro and Angela Hill.

UFC Fight Night Barboza vs. Murphy Main Card

Date and Time:Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7 p.m. ET
Location:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV
TV Coverage:ESPN+

Featherweight Bout

FighterOdds
Edson Barboza+126
Lerone Murphy-155

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Edson Barboza has a career record of 24-11. By contrast, Lerone Murphy has a career sportsbook mark of 13-0-1.

Late on, Edson Barboza won his two most recent fights. Barboza had lost two in a row before that after winning two straight fights. Barboza has dropped seven of his most recent 12 fights.

Last time out, Barboza won a unanimous decision against Sodiq Yusuff on October 14, 2023. Before that, Barboza won a 1st round knockout against Billy Quarantillo on April 15, 2023. Previously, on March 5, 2022, Barboza lost a unanimous decision against Bryce Mitchell. And then, on August 28, 2021, Barboza lost a 3rd round TKO against Giga Chikadze.

Since his draw against Zubaira Tukhugov on September 7, 2019, Lerone Murphy has won five consecutive bouts. Murphy is coming off a unanimous decision win over Joshua Culibao on July 22, 2023. Previously, Murphy won a split decision against Gabriel Santos on March 18, 2023. On October 30, 2021, Murphy won a 2nd round knockout against Makwan Amirkhani. And then, on January 20, 2021, Murphy won a unanimous decision against Douglas Silva de Andrade.

Women’s Strawweight Bout

FighterOdds
Luana Pinheiro+140
Angela Hill-166

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Luana Pinheiro has a career mark of 11-2. Counter to that is Angela Hill, with a career record of 16-13

Last time out, Luana Pinheiro lost a 3rd round TKO to Amanda Ribas on November 18, 2023. Previously, Pinheiro won nine consecutive fights. On April 8, 2023, Pinheiro won a split decision against Michelle Waterson-Gomez on April 8, 2023. On November 20, 2021, Pinheiro won a unanimous decision against Sam Hughes. And then, on May 1, 2021, Pinheiro won a 1st round DQ against Randa Markos.

Angela Hill is a former World Kickboxing Association champion. Additionally, Hill was a former strawweight champion in the Invicta Fighting Championships.

Hill has won three of her last four bouts. Last time out, Hill won a unanimous decision against Denise Gomes on November 4, 2023. On May 20, 2023, Hill lost a unanimous decision against Mackenzie Dern.

Welterweight Bout

FighterOdds
Khads Williams-130
Carlston Harris+110

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Overall, Khads Stellick has a career record of 14-3. Carlston Harris brings a career mark of 19-5 to the octagon.

Bantamweight Bout

FighterOdds
Adrian Yanez-400
Vinicius Salvador+300

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In sum, Adrian Yanez has a career UFC Betting odds record of 16-4. Vinicius Salvador has a career ledger of 14-6.

UFC Fight Night SBG Free Picks

On this occasion, Edson Barboza offers superior value as a quality underdog. In comparison, Angela Hill brings good form against Luana Pinheiro.

UFC Fight Night SBG Best Bets: Edson Barboza and Angela Hill.

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