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The upcoming UFC event on May 18 at the Apex in Las Vegas will feature a highly anticipated main event between veteran fighter Edson Barboza and rising star Lerone Murphy. Barboza, at 38 years old, will be making his 30th Octagon walk as he looks to continue his recent success in the UFC. Murphy, who is undefeated in the promotion with a record of 5-0, will face his toughest challenge yet in Barboza. This fight represents a significant step up in competition for Murphy and an opportunity to fight in the main event for the first time.

The full fight card for the event includes a mix of exciting matchups in various weight classes. The main card will feature fighters like Khaos Williams, Carlston Harris, Oumar Sy, Adrian Yanez, and Angela Hill, who will face off against their opponents in highly anticipated bouts. The prelims will also showcase talented fighters like Abus Magomedov, Victor Martinez, and Vanessa Demopoulos, providing fans with an action-packed night of fights.

Barboza, who has had his fair share of ups and downs in recent years, is coming off a notable win against Sodiq Yusuff in his last fight. With a rank of No. 12, Barboza will be looking to secure another victory against Murphy to move up the rankings. Meanwhile, Murphy, ranked No. 14, will be aiming to prove himself against a seasoned veteran like Barboza and potentially earn a shot at a Top-10 opponent with a win.

In addition to the main event, another highly anticipated fight on the card is between Angela Hill and Luana Pinheiro. Hill, at 39 years old, is looking to continue her recent success in the UFC and move closer to the Top 10 rankings in the women’s strawweight division. With a win over Pinheiro, Hill could potentially position herself for a title shot in the future. Pinheiro, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from a recent loss and prove that she belongs among the top contenders in the division.

The upcoming UFC event promises to deliver a night of exciting fights and intriguing matchups between established veterans and rising stars in the promotion. With fighters like Barboza, Murphy, Hill, and Pinheiro all looking to make a statement in their respective divisions, fans can expect a competitive and action-packed event on May 18 at the Apex in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for the top performers and standout moments from the event as the fighters showcase their skills and determination inside the Octagon.

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