After suffering a pair of controversial decision defeats, former Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy earned her first UFC victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 83: “Cerrone vs Oliveira” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Murphy stopped short-notice replacement Kelly Faszholz very late in the third round.
Faszholz got off to a strong start in the opening round, but Murphy took over as the fight progressed and she overwhelmed Faszholz with elbows before the final bell. Elsewhere, Ashlee Evans-Smith eked out a decision win over Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau in a bout marred by dreadful scoring.
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