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Lauren Murphy

In 2010, Lauren, of Anchorage, took her son to a jiu-jitsu martial arts class and decided to join an adult class. She fell in love with mixed Mixed Martial Arts and that same year began fighting as a professional. Lauren has since moved to Arizona and is a ranked bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

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… Read more »

Murphy scores biggest victory of pro career at UFC Newark

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… Read more »

Murphy suffers first pro loss in UFC debut

Faced with the greatest challenge of her fighting life, Lauren Murphy of Eagle River performed valiantly in her UFC debut but lost a split decision in Maine. Her opponent, former Olympic silver medal winning wrestler Sara McMann, relied on her grappling background to control the action on the ground and win on points. Two of… Read more »

Murphy cool, calm, collected before UFC debut

She’s on the eve of the biggest fight of her life and Lauren Murphy of Eagle River is bullet proof. Nothing can rattle her, not even a delayed flight. Despite a snafu with her airline that pushed back her arrival to Maine from Tuesday to Wednesday, Murphy rolled with it like she was on vacation…. Read more »

Murphy signs four-fight deal with UFC, debuts in August

The call she’s been waiting for finally came for Lauren Murphy of Eagle River. She’s going to the UFC. The world’s biggest and baddest mixed martial arts league has signed the undefeated bantamweight to a four-fight deal, starting Aug. 16 in Maine against accomplished fighter and former Olympic wrestler Sara McMann. “I couldn’t be happier… Read more »