Former UFC flyweight title challenger Lauren Murphy earned a bounceback win over Miesha Tate at UFC Long Island on Saturday.
Murphy spoiled Tate’s flyweight debut in a big way, eliminating Tate’s ground game and outpointing her on the feet. After three rounds of action, Murphy earned a unanimous decision win to move closer to another flyweight title shot.
Murphy lost to UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko back at UFC 266 last September. She admitted during UFC Long Island fight week that she suffered from a serious bacterial infection leading up to the fight which impacted her performance and threatened her life.
After the win over Tate, Murphy called out the winner of the upcoming flyweight matchup between Jéssica Andrade and Manon Fiorot for his next fight. Her performance prompted quite the reaction from her fighting colleagues on social media.
UFC Fighters React To Lauren Murphy Vs. Miesha Tate
Before the loss to Shevchenko, Murphy had won five straight fights over the likes of Joanne Wood and Roxanne Modafferi. She earned a spot on the roster following an impressive run on The Ultimate Fighter 26.
The 38-year-old Murphy remains a big part of the UFC flyweight title picture and she could be one step closer to another shot against Shevchenko.
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