‘The young eats the old’: Pros react to Lerone Murphy’s lopsided win over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 92

Lerone Murphy sent a strong message to the rest of the featherweight division in his first UFC main event.

Murphy and Barboza battled it out in the five-round headliner at UFC Vegas 92, which took place at the APEX in Las Vegas. “The Miracle” dominated the longtime veteran over 25 minutes and earned a unanimous decision to remain unbeaten in his 14-fight pro career.

The 32-year-old Murphy looked spectacular early on, dominating the first 10 minutes of the contest — outside of a crazy upkick from Barboza at the end of the first — as he busted Barboza up with a mix of strikes. Barboza showed his incredible toughness throughout, even busting Murphy up in the championship rounds despite being on the clear wrong side of the decision.

Barboza was unable to build upon his wild comeback win over Sodiq Yusuff this past October.

Check out how fellow UFC competitors reacted to Saturday’s UFC Vegas 92 main event.

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