UFC officials have announced Sara McMann (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to take on promotional newcomer Lauren Murphy (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 47.
UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
This will be Sara McMann first fight since losing against Ronda Rousey for the UFC Bantamweight title back at UFC 170.
Sara McMann has one knockout, three submissions and three wins by decisions in her MMA career. This will be her third fight in the UFC and is looking to rebound. She was undefeated prior to fighting Rousey. She joined the UFC back at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013 against Sheila Gaff where she won the fight by 1st Rd TKO.
The event will air on UFC Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.
Lauren Murphy is an undefeated fighter who will be making her UFC debut in this fight. The longtime Invicta fighter has six knockouts and two wins by decision. She is coming off a win over Miriam Nakamoto via 4th RD TKO at Invicta FC 7 – Honchak vs. Smith on Dec / 07 / 2013
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
- Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
- Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May
- Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson
- Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares
- Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy