Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy, flyweight bout | This Friday, UFC Fight Night 131 Prelims | 8pm ET, LIVE on FS1

This Friday’s UFC Fight Night 131 event will feature an exciting flyweight contest on the preliminary card when Sijara Eubanks takes on Lauren Murphy.

Eubanks vs. Murphy at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 131 event.

Eubanks (2-2) makes her first promotional appearance after withdrawings from her flyweight title fight against Nicco Montano this past December due to kidney failure. The “Sarge” was one of the most impressive fighters on season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter, coached by Eddie Alvarez, and taking out the likes of Roxanne Modafferi, DeAnna Bennett and Maia Stevenson.

Murphy (10-3) makes her second promotional appearance as a flyweight after picking up the decision win over former Invicta FC champ Barb Honchak last December. The 34-year-old, also known as “Lucky”, believes she’s the best 125-pound fighter in the world and looks to prove it by taking out the woman who was initially scheduled to fight for the UFC flyweight title in Eubanks.

WMMA Flyweight World Rankings

UFC Fight Night 131 takes place this Friday June 1 from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, United States. The preliminary card featuring Banks vs. Murphy will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 from 8pm EST.

Noah

3 comments

  1. Stoked to see that the next two months feature so many potentially good WMMA fights. Besides the two fights mentioned for this weekend’s Fight Night, in chronological order, we have the following title fights coming up: Jingnan Xiong vs. Laura Balin for the ONE SW Title, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Alejandra Lara for the Bellator Flyweight Title, Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira for the Bellator BW title, Jinh Yu Frey vs. Minna Grusander for the Invicta Atomweight Title and Kanna Asakura vs. RENA II for the RIZIN Atomweight Title. Am I missing any title fights for June and July? I’m still hoping for Shevchenko vs. Montano, but not overly optimistic.

    Additionally, we have over a dozen intriguing contender fights that should have an impact on the ranking that include: Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson, Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha, Jessica Eye vs. Jessica-Rose Clark, Valerie Letourneau VS. Bruna Ellen, Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak, Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau, Jennifer Maia vs. Liz Carmouche, Alexis Davis vs. Katlyn Chookagian, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres, and Randa Markos vs. Nina Ansaroff.

    Feel free to let me know if I left any good ones out and enjoy a couple of sensational months of WMMA.

    1. Dunno if you consider it a “good one” or even “intriguing” JR, but I noticed you’d not mentioned Ostovich vs De La Rosa, also on the TUF27 Finale card with Roxy vs Barb. Though to be honest, at this point in time I’m finding any more TUF26-type pairings to just be lazy matchmaking: Rachel/Montana, Roxy/Barb and Sijara/Lauren are fights that I can’t muster much excitement to see; it just feels like 2017 overhang, and B-grade overhang at that. :-\

      1. Thanks, MC. Even though they’re not up there in the rankings, I’d be up for that fight as well. I’m not sure if I’d call it “lazy” matchmaking, but I do wonder why they’re mostly matching up the former Invicta fighters with each other and the UFC fighters changing weight with each other. Maybe they don’t want to show the potential discrepancy between Invicta level and UFC level fighters yet?

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