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 (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.
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.