Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders, as former title challenger Brian Ortega (15-2) faces Yair Rodriguez (13-3) in the main event of the evening. Co-headlining the event is a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson (18-9) and Amanda Lemos (11-2-1).
Opening up the main card tonight was a women’s flyweight bout between former title challenger Lauren Murphy (15-5) and former Strikeforce & UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (19-8).
Continue reading to see how this women’s flyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Lauren Murphy def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Murphy is looking very sharp in the early goings of this fight, as she gets her boxing going.
Once Tate starts to get tagged up, she shoots in on a takedown, but is unable to truly secure any. She trips Murphy on two occasions, both of which Murphy shows off her impressive hips and gets right back to her feet.
Much of round one was spent with Tate pressing Murphy into the fence, being reversed, and reversing the reversal.
Round two is more of the same, as Murphy begins to bust Tate’s face up. She also took Tate down for a moment.
Murphy is doing better at striking range, and though it’s close, Tate is doing slightly better in close range.
It’s either 1-1 or 2-0 for Murphy going into the third.
And round three is a repeat of the first two, as Tate continues to press the action whilst getting tagged up.
It’s sad to see, Miesha Tate versus UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko would’ve been so interesting to see. However, she falls to 0-1 at 125 lbs.
Nonetheless, Lauren Murphy is now 7-2 in the flyweight division with this win. She really looked incredible today.
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