Murphy named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week
UFC fighter Lauren Murphy from Eagle River outboxed her opponent with supreme striking skills to win by unanimous decision in a match shown on ESPN.
Murphy defeated 24-fight winner Roxanne Modafferi in a battle between top-10 flyweight contenders. The Chugiak High grad is 7th ranked in the world and improved her professional record to 13-4 after three straight wins.
Her win keeps alive her hopes at a title shot in the flyweight division.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.