Murphy scores biggest victory of pro career at UFC Newark

August 3, 2019
Lauren Murphy mixed martial arts

Lauren Murphy

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy won the biggest fight of her professional career with a third-round TKO of Italy’s Mara Romero Borella in a fight between top-20 contenders at UFC Newark in New Jersey.

The 36-year-old veteran fighter improved her career record to 11-4, with eight wins coming by knockout.

Murphy’s win was incredibly impressive in the fact that she’s just the fifth UFC female fighter to win by knockout from a knee strike.

This was her first win since December 2017 after losing her previous UFC fight last summer.

She is now 2-4 in the UFC.

Murphy, of Chugiak High fame, is ranked No. 11 among UFC flyweights; Borella 18th.

In the third round, Murphy landed a nice uppercut before dropping the Italian fighter with a killer knee strike. Murphy then ended the fight with a flurry of blows that forced the referee to stop it.