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Lerone Murphy Defeats Douglas Silva de Andrade By Unanimous Decision At UFC On ESPN 20

Lerone Murphy kept his unbeaten record going tonight with a decision win over a game Douglas Silva de Andrade.

Round One:

Head kick attempt from Murphy, but just glances the guard. Both men finding their range with early strikes. Andrade with a short flurry of punches as he bursts into range.

He does so again, but misses and follows up with a leg kick. Punch lands for Murphy. Right straight for Andrade.

Leg kick for Andrade. Overhand right for Murphy. Murphy whisks past Andrade with a head kick attempt. Inside leg kick for Andrade. Now a body punch from Murphy.

Front kick attempt upstairs from Murphy. Murphy checks a leg kick and lands a counter punch for good measure. Body kick from Andrade.

Right hand for Murphy gets through. Left hook attempt from Andrade. Head kick attempt from him comes off the guard.

Solid low leg kick from Murphy. He winds up on a right hand, but Andrade is moving away. Andrade in on a takedown attempt and has to settle for pressing up against the cage. Murphy shoves him aside though. Kick for Murphy.

Round Two:

Andrade looking to attack early. Kick from Murphy is caught and Andrade brings him down from it. Andrade quickly takes Murphy’s back and would like to set up a rear-naked choke here. However, Murphy is able to scramble back to his feet.

Big leg kick from Murphy knocks Andrade off-balance. Murphy works Andrade over to the cage and Andrade lands a knee. Big elbow from Murphy.

Murphy tries to drag Andrade to the mat, but he botches it and Andrade ends up on top. Andrade quickly moves to full mount. Murphy rolls to his knees and manages to stand up.

Murphy now reversing the clinch position. Knee from Andrade. Big body punch from Murphy and then they separate.

Head kick attempt from Andrade. Hooks and a straight from Andrade. Now a body punch. Head kick attempt from Murphy. Andrade cuffs him with a left hook. Now a right hand.

left hand for Andrade as Murphy was throwing a right. Leg kick for Murphy. Spinning back kick to the body from Murphy only partially lands.

Head kick attempt from Andrade is blocked. Murphy catches a front kick attempt and tries to return fire. Andrade pressing forward, but stumbles, suggesting his leg is hurting from the leg kicks.

Another hard calf kick from Murphy and Andrade is struggling with those thudding impacts. Right hand for Murphy.

Round Three:

A touch of gloves to start the final round. Head kick attempt from Murphy comes up short. Andrade attempts a spinning kick, but his leg isn’t stable enough and he falls over and stands quickly back up.

Shovel hook from Andrade as he barrels forward. They trade jabs. Andrade whips off an elbow. Punch lands for Andrade as Murphy was about to throw a kick and it seems to daze him a little. As he backs up Andrade presses forward, but Murphy clinches up against the cage and slows the pace.

Back to striking they go, but then Andrade lands a groin kick and that forces a brief stoppage.

They restart and andrade marches forward landing a nice one-two. Again he darts in with punches and Murphy clinches and pushes him away.

Right hook from Murphy in close. Andrade with a solid body kick. Push kick to the body from Andrade. Body punch from Murphy and then immediately follows up with a nice clean contact to the head.

Head kick attempt for Andrade. Punches for Murphy. He lands solidly to the body. Murphy clinching up and looking for a takedown against the cage. Andrade defending for now.

Murphy gets the takedown, almost loses the position, but rights himself and ends up in half-guard. 30 seconds to go. Andrade gets him back to full guard. Murphy gets some solid ground and pound strikes off in the final 10 seconds and now we’re headed to the judges.

Decision:

Good performance from Murphy there and he wins by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27) to keep his unbeaten record intact.

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