Vince Murdock showcased his striking ability in this week’s episode of UFC TV series “The Ultimate Fighter,” stopping Dustin Lampros within a round. The bantamweight bout aired for the first time on Tuesday’s episode of “TUF,” which was the fourth of the ongoing season.
Lampros first found himself in trouble when Murdock dropped him with a two-punch combination halfway through the first frame. Murdock was quick to follow up and end the bout, scoring with punches on the ground and dropping Lampros again by hitting him with a knee once he returned to his feet.
The quick flurry of strikes from Murdock made him the second bantamweight to move into the semi-finals of the season. The other successful fighter in the division was Liudvik Sholinian, who defeated Mitch Raposo two weeks back.
As documented on Tuesday’s episode, Murdock was previously a UFC fighter in 2019. However, he left the roster after needing brain surgery for moyamoya disease, which causes the carotid artery in someone’s brain to be narrowed.
Murdock was cleared to compete in 2020 and has since fought once as a pro, losing a bout on “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Lampros entered this season of “The Ultimate Fighter” with an undefeated record of five wins. He has been a pro since 2018, and all of his wins have come via stoppage within the first two rounds.
Next week’s episode of “TUF” will see middleweights return to the octagon. The show will be headlined by Bellator vet Kemran Lachinov and fellow rising competitor Bryan Battle. A win for Lachinov would keep Brian Ortega’s team undefeated through the season thus far.