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Murphy Addresses Criticisms Of Her Corner In Post-UFC 266 Statement

Lauren Murphy has issued a statement following her loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266. At UFC 266, Valentina Shevchenko delivered the performance that, frankly, was expected from her by the MMA community and gamblers. It was a virtually flawless showing that saw Murphy outclassed from bell to bell...

Shevchenko Names Her Ultimate Goal As A Mixed Martial Artist

After yet another dominant title defense at UFC 266, Valentina Shevchenko has revealed her lofty ambitions as a mixed martial artist. Shevchenko (22-3) made light work of Lauren Murphy to defend her women’s flyweight title for the sixth time on Saturday night before a packed Las Vegas crowd. Murphy just...

Fighters React To Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy At UFC 266

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy was exactly what fans thought it would be - a one-sided fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC 266 pay-per-view event on Saturday night (Saturday, 25, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena. As seen in the fight, Shevchenko outshined...

UFC 266 Highlights: Valentina Shevchenko Smashes Lauren Murphy

Valentina Shevchenko made her latest title defense as UFC women’s flyweight champion against Lauren Murphy. The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (Saturday, 25, 2021) at the UFC 266 pay-per-view event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena. Shevchenko had superior speed when throwing strikes. A...

Miss The UFC 266 Press Conference? We’ve Got Your Highlights Here

If you missed the UFC 266 pre-fight press conference, don't fret because we've got the highlights for you right here! Tomorrow night, UFC 266 will take place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be a triple header of five-rounders when Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight title...

Shevchenko Says Only A Superhuman Murphy Could Surprise Her

Valentina Shevchenko has claimed that it will take something superhuman from Lauren Murphy to beat her on Saturday night. On April 24, 2021, Valentina Shevchenko scored a dominant TKO victory over the Brazilian powerhouse, Jéssica Andrade, to make her fifth successful defense of the flyweight title. Just five months on from...

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega Staff Predictions

We are two days away from UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega, which comes to you live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it's not a UFC PPV without some MMA News staff picks, and we've got you well covered on that front. In the main event of...

Lauren Murphy Shares A Potential Path To Victory Against Shevchenko

Lauren Murphy will challenge for Valentina Shevchenko's 125-pound belt this weekend and believes she may have found a kink in the armor of the "Bullet." Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will look to make history against Lauren Murphy this Saturday with a potential sixth title defense. The Kyrgyzstan native captured...

Murphy Feels Valentina Shevchenko’s Opponents All Made One Mistake

Lauren Murphy believes all of Valentina Shevchenko's fallen victims have one thing in common. On Sept. 25, Murphy will challenge Shevchenko for the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. The title bout will serve as the co-main event of UFC 266. This will be Shevchenko's sixth title defense. MMA News' James Lynch spoke...

Shevchenko’s UFC 266 Game Plan: Show Up, Break Murphy, And Leave

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko has revealed her plan heading into her co-main event clash with Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 this weekend. Shevchenko will be looking to make the sixth successful defense of her 125-pound gold. Since winning the vacant title with a victory over Joanna Jędrzejczyk in...

Murphy Believes She’s The “Toughest” Contender Shevchenko Has Faced

UFC women's flyweight Lauren Murphy believes she is the "toughest" and most "well-rounded" contender that Valentina Shevchenko will have faced. In the first of two championship fights at UFC 266 this weekend, Murphy will get her first shot at UFC gold. An inconsistent start to her career in the promotion...

Murphy Shares A Story For Her Doubters Ahead Of Shevchenko Fight

Lauren Murphy has taken some time to address her doubters, though she doesn't let their words bother her. Following her split decision win over Joanne Calderwood, Lauren Murphy extended her winning run to five and ultimately earned herself a shot at the 125lb title. While this could well be her...

Calvillo Has Grim Outlook On Murphy’s Chances Against Shevchenko

Cynthia Calvillo doesn't like Lauren Murphy's chances against Valentina Shevchenko. This Saturday night (Sept. 25), Murphy will challenge Shevchenko for the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. The title fight will serve as the co-main event of UFC 266. Murphy earned this opportunity after amassing a five-fight winning streak. Calvillo will also be...

Shevchenko Sends Frightening Message To Flyweights: “I’m Here Forever”

Valentina Shevchenko has insisted that she'll be reigning atop the UFC flyweight division forever. Currently riding on a seven-fight win streak with her last loss coming by split decision to Amanda Nunes—a fighter widely considered to be the pinnacle of women's MMA—Valentina Shevchenko seems almost unstoppable as she continues to...

Lauren Murphy Thinks Title Shot Sends A Clear Message To Other Fighters

UFC women's flyweight Lauren Murphy believes her upcoming championship opportunity proves that other fighters' efforts will be rewarded. After over seven years in the UFC, Murphy will fight for gold for the first time at UFC 266 later this month. And "Lucky" certainly hasn't found herself opposite the champ by...