ABU DHABI – Lerone Murphy beat Douglas Silva de Andrade with a unanimous resolution Wednesday to launch up the most foremost card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Clutch a peep inner the battle with Murphy, who stayed unbeaten with the clutch.
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Lerone Murphy
End result: Lerone Murphy def. Douglas Silva de Andrade by strategy of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Updated data: Murphy (10-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC), de Andrade (26-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
Key stat: Murphy narrowly won the placing battle, 60-51.
Murphy on the battle’s key 2d
“I knew to salvage it at differ. Whenever I fell into shut distance, he changed into throwing elbows and hooks. He changed into extremely efficient. I needed to salvage it at a right differ. I hit him with a pair of right right palms that I realizing would slack him down, but he right kept coming forward. That’s the experience. He’s Brazilian and worrying. He’s been there 1,000,000 times sooner than.”
Murphy on combating in entrance of fans all yet again
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 20: (L-R) Lerone Murphy punches Douglas Silva de Andrade of Brazil in a featherweight battle at some stage in the UFC Fight Night time occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
“I tackle Abu Dhabi and it changed into right to hear a pair of fans. It gave me quite vitality. I can’t wait to be inspire.”
Murphy on what he desires next
“The most easy of me has yet to reach inspire. I right want the octagon time and to salvage constructing. I’ll salvage getting better every time. The division is stacked. The stage of competition is crazy. Whoever they provide me goes to be a right battle.”
To hear extra from Murphy, check out the video of the plump put up-battle interview above.