Olympic silver medallist Sara McMann bounced back from the first defeat of her mixed martial arts career with a close decision victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 47: “Bader vs St. Preux” in Bangor, Maine. The standout wrestler edged out former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy.
McMann scored takedowns in all three rounds and she kept Murphy pinned down on the mat for prolonged stretches, but Murphy was very active with elbows from her back. She had her greatest success in the final round, but it was not enough and McMann took a Split Decision win on the scorecards.
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