Thursday, July 14, 2016

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Katlyn Chookagian vs Lauren Murphy

Here's the match video of Katlyn Chookagian vs Lauren Murphy from last night's UFC show in Siouc Falls, SD. Regular readers of this blog will know that I don't like Lauren Murphy going back to her Invicta days. She's a points fighter and one of the risks of being a points fighter is losing close fights. Katlyn is a UFC newcomer from New Jersey. She's a little undersized for a Bantamweight. She usually fights at 125. The first thing I noticed about Katlyn is she yelled every time she threw a punch. Isn't that telegraphing to your opponent? Not much happened in round one. But Katlyn was marginally more active than Lauren so I scored the round 10-9 for Katlyn. Between rounds, her coach John Crouch told her to do more. So in round two, Lauren scored a takedown. She didn't do much with it. But remaining in top position was enough to score the round 10-9 for Lauren. Round three was very similar to round one. Lauren didn't do enough. Katlyn threw more punches. I didn't think she was overly effective but it was enough to win Katlyn a unanimous decision win. I don't understand how a fighter can train for eight weeks and then go in the cage and do nothing. Her corner tells her to step it up and she still doesn't do it. Lauren Murphy took a match that she should win and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. There's no excuse for it. Watch the video for yourself.

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