Posts Tagged: Mixed Martial Arts

McKenzie’s gives a pint of blood to make weight

October 2, 2014

Some guys will do anything to play. Cordova’s Cody McKenzie will even give blood. The former UFC fighter reportedly drew a pint of blood to help cut 1.4 pounds to make weight the 171-pound requirement for this weekend’s Battlegrounds one-night, single-elimination tournament in Oklahoma. McKenzie originally weighed in at 172.4 pounds and was given two… Read more »

Murphy suffers first pro loss in UFC debut

August 16, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

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 »

Heun wins MMA fight by unanimous decision, improves to 6-3

July 7, 2014

It didn’t necessarily go down the way he wanted, but a win is a win and Jake Heun of Anchorage will take it. The 26-year-old scored a unanimous decision over Kendrick Miree of Georgia in a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout during the World Series of Fighting 11 card in Daytona Beach, Fla. All… Read more »

‘Honey Bear’ Heun to take part in World Series of Fighting

July 3, 2014

Professional mixed-martial arts fighter Jake Heun of Anchorage will return to the octagon Saturday for the first time in almost a year. He won’t be rusty, though. The 26-year-old former University of Hawaii football player is in the best shape of his life after a grueling two-month training camp in preparation for his debut with… Read more »

Invicta champ from Eagle River still waiting for UFC invitation

January 1, 2014

Undefeated mixed-martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River is used to winning. She is 8-0 as a pro and holds the bantamweight title for Invicta FC. But one fight she can’t win is her burning desire to test the waters in the UFC against the world’s baddest brawlers. Unfortunately, however, that invitation has not… Read more »

Murphy wins inaugural IFC bantamweight world championship

December 8, 2013

She doesn’t have a nickname yet, so professional mixed martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River went out and earned one. How does world champ sound? The 30-year-old upped her record to 8-0 with a fourth-round TKO over Muay Thai specialist Miriam Nakamoto in a women’s bantamweight title fight at the Invicta Fighting Championship… Read more »

Murphy to fight ‘Queen of Mean’ Saturday in Kansas City

December 5, 2013

Undefeated mixed martial arts fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River hasn’t been inside the octagon in five months, but that will change Saturday night. Murphy will face Muay Thai specialist Miriam Nakamoto in the co-main event for Invicta Fighting Championship 7 in Kansas City. “It’s going to be a bloodbath,” Murphy told The MMA Corner…. Read more »