Lauren Murphy is way from completed with the UFC girls’s flyweight elite. Murphy defeated former UFC girls’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate in a three-round decision at UFC Fight Night in Lengthy Island on Saturday.
Murphy and Tate fought for 15 onerous minutes to open Saturday’s primary card. Their outputs on the ft had been comparatively shut and their respective wrestling expertise negated one another. It was Murphy’s capability to break Tate that separated them on the scorecards. Murphy’s jab had Tate’s nostril dripping with blood in Spherical 1 and gushing in Spherical 2. Murphy additionally appeared to interrupt Tate’s orbital bone as “Cupcake” handled unhealthy swelling and a lower beneath her proper eye.
“It will take a couple of little ass kicking to maintain me away from the championship,” Murphy informed UFC commentator Daniel Cormier throughout a post-fight interview. “It went higher than we practiced. We labored so, so onerous for this and I modified a lot about my camp and the individuals round me, however principally about the best way that I believe and the way I take into consideration myself. As soon as that modified, so did every little thing round me.”
Murphy additionally challenged the winner of Jessica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot happening on Sept. 3 in Paris, France.
Murphy improved to 16-5 and bounced again from a loss to UFC girls’s flyweight champion and pound-for-pound queen Valentina Shevchenko. She is 6-1 courting again to 2019. Tate dropped to 19-9 and is 1-2 general since coming back from a five-year-long retirement.
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