Friday night at the UFC Fight Night 131 event Sijara Eubanks emerged victorious in her UFC debut, defeating Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Eubanks improves her record to 3-2-0. Tonight was her first showing since withdrawing 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 drops to 10-4. In her last showing she picked up the upset victory over former Invicta FC flyweight champ, Barb Honchak. The 34-year-old, also known as “Lucky”, was also on TUF 26 but lost out in the first round to eventual winner, Nicco Montano.
UFC Fight Night 131 took place on Friday 6 June from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, United States. The preliminary card featuring Eubanks vs. Murphy was aired live on Fox Sports 1 from 8pm EST.