The UFC has signed unbeaten Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy to a UFC contract, not only that Murphy will not have to wait long for her UFC debut as she will be facing former UFC title contender Sara McMann on August 16th for UFC Fight Night in Bangor, Maine.
Sara is the number 7 ranked Bantamweight in the world, with her only loss coming from current UFC champion Ronda Rousey. Lauren Murphy is ranked number 8 and is 8-0 in her MMA career so far. Lauren has not fought since December of 2013, after winning the Invicta FC Bantamweight title by defeating Miriam Nakamoto in the fourth round via TKO (Nakamoto was unable to continue due to a knee injury sustained in the third round, but did come out for the fourth round before her knee giving out completely).
There will undoubtabley be questions as to where this leaves Invicta FC with another one of their athletes leaving the promotion and who now will get the chance to compete for the now vacant Bantamweight Title.
Tickets for UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux, and which also features Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares, are on sale now.
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I still don’t see Dana White signing anyone who can challenge Ronda. Could he be protecting his poster-girl from losing her belt? There is no way that there isn’t some real talent out there in women’s MMA to challange Ronda.