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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 showcases incredible toughness, tenacity in UFC title loss to Shevchenko

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy proved she could take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ in her latest UFC fight. The 38-year-old pro fighter absorbed a hail of potent punches and killer kicks from champion Valentina Shevchenko during their women’s flyweight title bout at UFC266 in Las Vegas. In the end, Shevchenko (22-3) proved too much… Read more »

Murphy wins fifth straight UFC fight, sets up potential title shot

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy used a dominating second-round performance to carry her to a split decision over Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263 in Phoenix, Arizona. The 37-year-old Alaskan picked up her fifth straight victory in the women’s flyweight division, moving to 15-4 for her pro career and 7-4 in the UFC, the world’s premier… Read more »

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 »