UFC 263 outcomes: Lauren Murphy earns powerful cut up determination over Joanne Calderwood
Lauren Murphy’s tear via the flyweight division continues after defeating Joanne Calderwood.
Murphy (15-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) received a troublesome combat in opposition to Calderwood (15-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) to earn a cut up determination victory.
The ladies’s flyweight bout was a part of the UFC 263 preliminary card at Gila River Enviornment in Glendale, Ariz. It aired on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+ and forward of the principle card on pay-per-view.
The primary spherical started with just a few placing exchanges within the middle of the cage. Calderwood centered on mixing up punches and kicks, whereas Murphy caught with punching and initiating a few clinches to threaten takedowns.
Calderwood landed a pleasant spinning elbow just a few seconds earlier than the spherical ended. The primary spherical was a toss-up, with each fighters having success.
Murphy got here out trying to lean on her wrestling expertise within the second spherical. She secured a takedown and commenced touchdown floor and pound strikes whereas specializing in retaining management on prime and on the lookout for a gap for a choke.
Murphy received the second body by spending the vast majority of the spherical on prime of Calderwood, who simply did her finest to mitigate injury. A ten-8 rating from a decide could be comprehensible.
Specializing in retaining the combat standing within the third, Calderwood regarded to win placing exchanges whereas retaining Murphy from getting the combat again to the mat. Each fighters landed clear strikes, however Calderwood gave the impression to be the brisker fighter within the last spherical.
What a combat from these two! 👊
⚡️ @LaurenMurphyMMA and @DRKneevil go the gap at #UFC263.
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— UFC (@ufc) June 13, 2021
The combat would go the gap, with two of the judges scoring the bout in favor of Murphy with scores of 29-28, whereas the dissenting decide scored the combat 29-28 for Calderwood.
LUCKY @LaurenMurphyMMA locks her fifth straight win 🙌#UFC263 pic.twitter.com/rZbTkpXI9J
— UFC (@ufc) June 13, 2021
Forward of the bout, Murphy thought she would want to make an announcement on this combat with a purpose to safe a title shot in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko.
Now on a five-fight profitable streak with no different clear No. 1 contender forward of her, the run that started in 2019 might communicate for itself when it comes time to find out the following challenger.
Up-to-the-minute UFC 263 outcomes embrace:
Lauren Murphy def. Joanne Calderwood through cut up determination (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)