Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sarah Moras vs Lauren Murphy added to Feb. 21 UFC show

Sarah Moras
Yesterday, the UFC announced that Sarah Moras vs Lauren Murphy was added to UFC Fight Night 82 Feb. 21 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. But it would not surprise me if this fight aired on the UFC Fight Pass prelims. This looks like one of those fights where the loser might get released. Sarah is from Kelowna, BC. She was on TUF 18 but she injured her knee so she didn't appear on the TUF finale. She's 1-1 in her two UFC fights. In her loss to Jessica Andrade, I thought she fell behind and needed to show more urgency. She also got very poor advice from her corner. Maybe the fear of getting cut will give her the kind of urgency she needs. Lauren is from Alaska but she now lives in Texas. She is a former Invicta Bantamweight champ. But I didn't even like her much back then because she's a points fighter. Lauren is a striker but she doesn't have KO power. So she doesn't finish fights and of course the decision might not go her way. In her first UFC fight, I thought she beat Sara McMann. But the judges went the other way and she lost by split decision. Then she had another close fight in a loss to Liz Carmouche. I scored that fight for Liz. Of course the solution to Lauren's problem is to learn to finish fights. But I've seen enough of her fights to know that she might not be able to learn how to do that at age 32. It would not surprise me if this was another close fight as I haven't seen a dominant performance from either fighter.

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