On tonight’s episode of TUF, former UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy faced Nicco Montana.
Both fighters met in the center of the octagon when the bell rang. Murphy, per usual, came out aggressive pushing the pace. The southpaw, Montano, did a good job of keeping her range and landing solid kicks. After a few clean kicks landed, Murphy started looking for the clinch and takedown. Montano showed stellar takedown defense, and the round ended with both fighters on the feet.
The second round was more of the same of the first. Both fighters had their moments but it was Montano who defended all Murphy’s takedown attempts. She also landed the cleaner and more effective strikes throughout two rounds.
After two rounds, the judges finalized their decision. Herb Dean announced Nicco Montana the victor via unanimous decision. Montano will move on to the quarter finals.
A devestates Murphy was consoled by her team backstage. She congratulated Montano on the win. Post-fight, Murphy appeared on TUF Talk with Karyn Bryant and UFC middleweight champion Micheal Bisping.
Next week, Maia Stevenson takes on Invicta’s Sijara Eubanks!
The Ultimate Fighter is a reality TV show which delivers fans a combination mixed martial arts action and reality television drama. This season’s coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) are looking to guide female flyweight stars toward the inaugural (and long-awaited) UFC flyweight championship.
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