Lauren Murphy knows impressive win needed at UFC 263 to secure title shot
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Lauren Murphy understands she needs to put a stamp on Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263 if she wishes to protect the next females’s flyweight title shot.
Murphy (14-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 6-4 UFC) is presently riding a four-fight winning streak and will seek to make it 5 on Saturday when she satisfies Calderwood (15-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-5 UFC) in a high-stakes bout for the department at Gila River Arena. The bout airs on the telecasted prims prior to the pay-per-view primary card.
Without any specific No. 1 competitor to promote Valentina Shevchenko at the minute, a lot of have actually circled around Murphy vs. Calderwood as the bout that will identify who is on deck. Murphy stated simply skirting by with a close choice won’t do it for her, however. She needs to make it conclusive.
“I think it all depends on what happens Saturday night, it depends what happens with my performance,” Murphy informed a press reporter, consisting of Mixed Martial Arts Addict, at UFC 263 media day on Wednesday. “If me and ‘JoJo’ go out and just have a fight where we look at each other, then no. It has to be a good performance.”
Thankfully for Murphy, she believes Calderwood is a match that can highlight that dominant efficiency. She’s not neglecting her fellow competitor by any methods, however when she plays out the battle in her head, she sees Calderwood’s strengths playing completely into her hands.
You can enjoy the media day interview above.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.