Sara McMann (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) Has one knockout, three submissions and three wins by decisions in her MMA career. This will be her third fight in the UFC and is looking to rebound. She was undefeated prior to fighting Rousey. She joined the UFC back at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013 against Sheila Gaff where she won the fight by 1st Rd TKO.
Lauren Murphy (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is an undefeated fighter who will be making her UFC debut in this fight. The longtime Invicta fighter has six knockouts and two wins by decision. She is coming off a win over Miriam Nakamoto via 4th RD TKO at Invicta FC 7 – Honchak vs. Smith on Dec / 07 / 2013
Down below is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: McMann comes out and attempts to get a single leg, in which she does. Murphy fires away with elbows off her back. Murphy staying very active off her back, McMann still on top. Murphy grabs the fence to attempt to get up. However, McMann is staying on her and working with short, but effective strikes. We stay here the entire round…
Round 2: They come out swinging, Murphy trips McMann and she falls, but right back up. McMann clinches and puts Murphy on the fence. McMann get’s the take down and we go back to the first round. McMann is in top position, both girls are staying active. Murphy makes her way back to her feet, but McMann shoots in and puts her on the fence for a clinch. McMann get’s another takedown and we go to the bell.
Round 3: Final round, Murphy is very urginatencey and looking to put something together. McMann holds her own as she fires away to keep Murphy away. McMann shoots in for a single leg, she get’s her down as Murphy fires away with elbows. Murphy get’s back to her feet, After a few moments go by, McMann shoots in again and get’s the takedown. Murphy holds on for dear life as she get’s to her feet with McMann searching for another takedown. Murphy fires away with more elbows. They get back up to their feet and bang it out to the bell.
Result: Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)